Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 44 Red Hots
- OPTIONAL ICING/DECORATION:
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
- Blue pearl dragees
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
- Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-1/2-in. reindeer-shaped cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets.
- Bake 8-9 minutes. Immediately press a Red Hot onto each nose. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- If desired, combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to reach a piping consistency. Place mixture in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag; fill with icing. Pipe around edges of cookies and add a dragee or the eye.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 135 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 9, 2014
These are well received by kids of all ages at Christmas parties and buffets. Dough was easy to work with and flavor is great! I used red hots for noses.
Dec 24, 2011
very tasty, and easy to make. Had a hardtime getting them on the cookie sheetbut very happy with results when through.
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.
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.
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.