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Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

You can skip the fancy cookie cutters for these delightful little deer. They’re made from buttery sugar cookie dough and dressed to impress guests, hostesses, or even a jolly old
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Reindeer Cookies, How To Make Reindeer Cookies, Reindeer Cookies, Reindeer Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 267kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder


  • 1 container Prepared Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Package Large Edible Eyes
  • 1 Box M&M's Red's Picked Out
  • 1 Package Wilton Royal Icing Bow Transfers
  • 1 Package Wilton Black Candy Melts


Make the Antlers:

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt the black candy melt is a double boiler, then spoon into a disposable piping bag.
  • Pipe out antlers, approximately 1 inch in length. You will need 28 antlers but make extra, in case of breakage.
  • Allow to cool completely and firm.

Make the Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silicone baking mats.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder; set aside
  • In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Blend in dry ingredients, just until incorporate (don't overmix!)
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 1/4-1/2 thick rectangle. Using a 2 3/4-3 inch diameter circle cookie cutter, Cut 12 cookie and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden brown. Cool completely on baking rack.


  • Spread a generous layer of chocolate frosting over each cookie.
  • Place 2 large eyes and 1 red M&M to create the face.
  • Carefully peel of antlers and position 2 on the top corners.
  • For the Does, plac a red bow above the eyes and between the antlers.
  • For the Bucks, place a black bow below the nose


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.5mg