When the reindeer cookies come out of the oven it can only mean one thing – Christmas is here!
I’ve been baking these reindeer cookies for years, even before I was a mom, and our girls love them! These little cuties are always a hit at preschool, and we often give them as gifts. I first stumbled upon this recipe in a magazine, (remember those?) before Pinterest existed. And though there are millions of creative Christmas cookie ideas, these are always a FAV and so much fun to make with the whole family.
So if you want to brighten someone’s day, look like you are an awesome baker, but not eat up too much time, then this is the recipe for you. Here’s how to make my famous “white cookies”, shhh…don’t tell anyone, but they are not entirely homemade.
These are the ingredients. That’s right, I cheat. Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, BOGO pretzels at Publix for the antlers, and mini M&M’s for Rudolph’s eyes and red nose.
|Crazy hair-ed girl after nap kept making this face when I said “smile!”|
|I know, I really Really REALLY need new cookie sheets. Oh Santa?!|
Bake the cookies according to package directions, then let cool for a minute before moving to the counter. Immediately put the chocolate covered pretzels on as antlers. I do this right away so the pretzel sticks to the cookie and melts into it. You can use other flavors, the mint chocolate and white chocolate are my favorite. But these are for four-year-olds…who are super duper picky.
|“Ooooh…candy. Look at the pretty colors.” That’s what I imagine she’s thinking here…|
Oh yeah. And if you want to make homemade frosting, here’s my go to recipe. I sort of made it up, but everyone seems to like it. You only need a fraction of this frosting for these cookies, so put the rest in Tupperware and freeze it for your next baking project! Hope you love these reindeer cookies as much as we do!
If you end up making these, I want to see a picture! Drop a pic on my Facebook page!
Also if you liked this post, read about what I learned from my kid’s not so crappy Christmas cookies!
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They look adorable and I bet they taste delicious! Hope you are enjoying the festive season x
Oh Hey Kayspray!
Kristen Hewitt says
Thank you! The kids love em!
Carla Bruns says
I think frosting the face and putting the m&ms on sounds cuter and more realistic (if a cookie can be realistic).
Kristen Hewitt says
Love that Carla, of course they can be realisitc!
Ok, these are simple, but adorable! BRILLIANT!
THANK you! I love easy peasy during the holidays. Plus the kiddos LOVE these!
These cookies are so cute, and it looks like you all had a great time! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! 🙂
Thanks for having me!
Aww…how cute! Love the pics of your kids helping in the kitchen. This is the kind of cookie recipes that my kids used to love to make.
THey are SO much fun to make!
Minnie Louise says
those look so cute, and yummy
These cookies are adorable, and I love that they are easy enough for the kid to make. Thank you so much for linking up to this week’s Dare to Share.. you are today’s Dare to Share Feature of the Day!
Thank you so much! Heading over now to share your post!
These are really adorable!
These are too cute! My daughter is obsessed with M&Ms too so she would love them.
Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess says
So adorable and fun for the holidays! 🙂 Love!