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Reindeer Cookies

Candy antlers, chocolate coating fur, bright red button noses -- let's make some Reindeer Cookies! It's always time for a little holiday festivity.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Reindeer Cookies Recipe, How To Make Reindeer Cookies Recipe, Reindeer Cookies, Reindeer Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 509kcal
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°F. 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 cookies, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden brown. Cool completely on the 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, place a red bow above the eyes and between the antlers.
  • For the Bucks, place a black bow below the nose.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg