12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Reindeer Cookies

by Elizabeth on December 13, 2013 · 1 comment

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Reindeer Cookies | Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship

I told you on Wednesday that as long as you had the pretzels and chocolate out, it would be a good idea to make some chocolate covered pretzels.  Why?  Because you need them for these reindeer cookies!  And because they’re delicious…

Clearly, I’m just all about the cute this year.  I can’t remember a time when I’ve had this much fun pretending to be crafty.  Although, I am actually getting pretty good at pretending to be crafty because I made all this this week.

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I didn’t get glitter on the cat or the furniture (just on me) and I only got a little queasy from the fumes once before I locked the cat up and opened the door to air out the kitchen.  I’ve been really proud of myself this Christmas season.  I’m making gifts (the coasters plus a few other things that I can’t share yet!), planning an open house, and making some of my own decorations.  And I haven’t even had a meltdown yet!  That’s forthcoming…probably next week.  Y’all feel bad for The Carpenter.  He’s the one that has to deal with all my madness.  Although, he is the one that offered to cut the wood pieces I needed for my signs, so maybe we shouldn’t feel too bad because he’s contributing to my madness?

Plus, he gets to eat all the cookies.  So…maybe we won’t feel THAT sorry for him. 😉


Back to these reindeer cookies.  Again, these are so easy.  I took a shortcut and used a roll of cookie dough, but you could totally make your own or use a mix.  The original recipe calls for peanut butter cookie dough, but since I already have a recipe for peanut butter reindeer cookies, I thought sugar was a better choice.  But peanut butter would be very yummy with the chocolate…  I now regret my choice of sugar cookie and may have to remake these.  Darn. 🙂

Reindeer Cookies | Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship

Reindeer Cookies
Print this recipe!

1 roll sugar cookie dough (or a batch of your favorite cookie dough, sugar or otherwise)
Mini chocolate covered pretzels
Brown M&Ms (or chocolate chips)
Red M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Form the well-chilled cookie dough into 1 inch balls.  Pinch the bottom of the ball to a point and then flatten the cookie slightly with your hand.  Space cookies 2 inches apart on prepared pans.  Bake for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are golden but the rest of the cookie is still soft and looks underdone.

Remove from oven and immediately press two chocolate covered pretzels into the top of the cookie for antlers.  Add brown M&Ms (or upside down chocolate chips) for eyes and a red M&M for a nose.

Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

-Adapted from Bakergirl

Reindeer Cookies | Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship

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