Sweet and Salty Chocolate Reindeer Recipe
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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Reindeer Recipe

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You can enlist little hands to help position the antlers, eyes and noses on these adorable, crisp reindeer cookies. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 96 miniature pretzels
  • 96 M&M's miniature baking bits
  • 48 small red gumdrops

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 119 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough into eight portions; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. circle; cut into six wedges. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press in pretzels for antlers, baking bits for eyes and a gumdrop for the nose.
  4. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Reindeer in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p140

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 119 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

I thought this was hard to roll out..not stiff enough to roll. They are cute though and good for kids. Not a lot of taste, but again they are not too sweet for kids. I used icing for the noses as I couldn't find mini gum drops.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

The only thing going for these is that they are cute. My kids ate one and said, "It doesn't have much flavor." That's all they ate.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

These were easy to make, and looked pretty good too. Not a great roller, I definitely have many different sized reindeer, but the effect is fun! Not super sweet, my son said they were very chocolately, but I didn't think so. Ingredients were widely available at the grocery store this time of year, and on sale!

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