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Easy Reindeer Cookies

One year my son, Eric, wanted to buy everyone in his class a present. I suggest we make them a treat instead. So we made these Reindeer Cookies using a cookie mix, pretzels, chocolate chips and red-hots.—Gretchen Vandenberghe, Toledo, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 30 miniature pretzels, halved
  • 60 candy eyes
  • 30 red milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted


  • In a large bowl, beat the cookie mix, oil and egg until well combined. Shape into a 7-1/2-in. roll; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using thumb and forefinger, squeeze each cookie slice at the equator make a slight indentation on each side of the cookie. Press in pretzels for antlers.
  • Bake until light brown, 9-11 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Place melted chocolate chips in a piping bag or resealable plastic bag; cut a small opening at the corner. Adhere eyes and nose to cookies using small amount of melted chocolate. Pipe mouth and eyebrows using melted chocolate; allow chocolate to set before serving.
Editor's Note: You may substitute any peanut butter cookie recipe for the cookie mix, oil and egg.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 129 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Bhagya
    Dec 6, 2013

    Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable....

  • lauraqc
    Dec 12, 2012

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  • pennydean
    Dec 6, 2012

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  • NancyS1955
    Nov 10, 2012

    Made some also with Nutter Butter cookies to save time, using white morsels on warm cookie for whites of the eyes with mini-chocolate chips on top of them, a red m & m mini nose, mini chip mouth and since the white frosting showed (pretzel glue), I put some on front on the antlers, nose & cheek, as if snow-covered!

  • gibshoe
    Nov 3, 2011

    Easy, delicious and so cute! I make these every year at Christmas.

  • blueberry chaser
    Jan 8, 2011

    Made these for a preschool winterfest party. Big hit, people took pictures and no cookies were left. Had a little trouble shaping them. Roll dough into log and refrigerated, but when I went to cut the logs the dough did nto maintain its shape. Ended up hand rolling two small balls of dough and then flattened on the cookie sheet. Ended up looking for cute.

  • nikschwid
    Dec 12, 2010

    Fun to make with the kids and very easy!

  • hcandico
    Jun 10, 2010

    These are awesome!! I used homemade cookie dough. Made them for my sons pre-k class and now make them for my grandsons. Definitely a keeper!!

  • donna britt
    Dec 20, 2009

    I love this recipe. I have 5 kids and make it every year for school Christmas parties. It a huge hit and the kids love to help making them

  • Leach0976
    Dec 17, 2008

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