Chocolate Reindeer Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Reindeer Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Reindeer Cookies Recipe

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Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday spread with these chocolaty treats. They're perfect for getting little ones involved. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Featured In: Reindeer Recipes
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 55 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 55 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • DECORATIONS:
  • Candy eyes
  • Reese's mini white peanut butter cups
  • Miniature pretzels
  • Peanut butter M&M's

Directions

Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Place butter, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in eggs and extract. Stir in flour mixture. Let stand until firm enough to shape, about 15 minutes.
To freeze dough, shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; flatten each to 1/4-in. thickness. Place in a covered container, separating layers with waxed paper; freeze until firm. (May be frozen up to 3 months.)
To bake, preheat oven to 350°. Place frozen dough portions 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-14 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
Spread cookies with frosting, reserving a small amount for mouths. Decorate faces with candy eyes; add peanut butter cups for snouts, pretzels for antlers and M&M's for noses. Pipe mouths with reserved frosting. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Reindeer Cookies in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 122 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • DECORATIONS:
  • Candy eyes
  • Reese's mini white peanut butter cups
  • Miniature pretzels
  • Peanut butter M&M's
  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Place butter, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in eggs and extract. Stir in flour mixture. Let stand until firm enough to shape, about 15 minutes.
  2. To freeze dough, shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; flatten each to 1/4-in. thickness. Place in a covered container, separating layers with waxed paper; freeze until firm. (May be frozen up to 3 months.)
  3. To bake, preheat oven to 350°. Place frozen dough portions 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-14 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Spread cookies with frosting, reserving a small amount for mouths. Decorate faces with candy eyes; add peanut butter cups for snouts, pretzels for antlers and M&M's for noses. Pipe mouths with reserved frosting. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Reindeer Cookies in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p56

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amandassoaps User ID: 5569963 175675
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"these look so cute and sound yummy will have to try them"

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Gram-KZL User ID: 3372030 176086
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"My granddaughter and I made these cookies and she personalized family members' cookies with appropriate color eyes! I also made these with my class of two year olds using chocolate cookies at our Christmas party. They were so simple for them--they had so much fun. Thanks for the idea; they will become a holiday tradition.

Jenny Smith
Victoria, texas"

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