12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Nutter Butter Reindeer

by Elizabeth on December 11, 2013 · 4 comments

in christmas cookies, recipes

Nutter Butter Reindeer | Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship

I’ve got another super easy recipe for you today.  I love these simple cookie recipes/baking crafts I’m finding.  The holidays can be such a busy time with family gatherings, holiday parties, and trying to make everything “meaningful”.  Baking is often one of those things that gifts left out because it takes so much time.  Not everyone is lucky enough to have days they can devote solely to cooking and baking.  So easy recipes like this (Funfetti Christmas Trees, Christmas Tree Brownies, and White Chocolate Oreos are also good too!) are essential to have in your repertoire.

I like to think of Nutter Butter Reindeer as more of a Christmas baking craft than an actual cookie recipe.  The only cooking you do is melting chocolate (can we call that cooking?) so this is a perfect activity to do with kids.  What kid doesn’t like getting all covered with chocolate and turning cookies into reindeer?

Nutter Butter Reindeer | Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship

Nutter Butter Reindeer

Nutter Butter cookies, as many as you like
Chocolate-flavored almond bark or other melting chocolate (I like this Chocolate Baking Bar or these Candy Melts)
Mini pretzel twists
Mini chocolate chips
Red M&Ms (regular or mini), red hots, or cinnamon candies

Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl according to package instructions, until melted and smooth.  Working with one cookie at a time, dip the cookie in the melted chocolate and coat all sides.  Place the cookie on wax paper, add pretzels for antlers, chocolate chips for eyes, and M&Ms for a red nose.  Repeat as desired.  Allow to harden completely before storing.

-Adapted from Mom Taught Us

Nutter Butter Reindeer | Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship

If you have any melted chocolate over, make some chocolate covered pretzels.  Not only are they delicious and you have all the ingredients in front of you, but you will need them later this week! 🙂

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aleesha Banks December 19, 2013 at 11:26 pm

These look really awesome! These look absolutely divine!! You have photographed them so well.


2 Elizabeth December 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

Thank you! I’m really working on improving my photography.


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