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Chocolate Reindeer Recipe
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Chocolate Reindeer Recipe

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These cute cutout reindeer really fly off the plate when my brother's around. They're his favorite! The subtle chocolate color and taste make them a nice alternative to plain vanilla sugar cookies. —Lisa Rupple, Keenesburg, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 44 red-hot candies
  • ICING (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 239 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a reindeer-shaped cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes. Immediately press a red-hot onto each nose. Cool for 2-3 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  4. If desired, combine confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Cut a small hole in the corner of a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; fill with icing. Pipe around edges of cookies and add a dot for the eye. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Reindeer in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 239 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Reindeer(4)

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

very tasty, and easy to make. Had a hard

time getting them on the cookie sheet

but very happy with results when through.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

I did not like the taste, the dough should not be refridgerated 2 hours, and it was hard as a rock and very difficult to roll.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

These are good and so easy to make. Well be taking these to a Christmas gathering Sat. and well be taking some of these and other cookies i have made from Taste of Home.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

The dough is so yummy, I have to make them when the kids aren't around to put their fingers in the bowl.

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