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Easy Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Easy Reindeer Cookies Recipe

These cookies were easy to make using a boxed cookie mix. My son, Eric, enjoyed creating the faces with pretzels, chocolate chips and red-hots.—Gretchen Vandenberghe, Toledo, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 60 miniature pretzels
  • 60 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 30 red-hot candies


  • 1. 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 wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  • 2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using thumb and forefinger, make a slight indentation one-third of the way down the sides of each slice. Press in pretzels for antlers, chocolate chips for eyes and a red-hot for the nose.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: You may substitute any peanut butter cookie recipe for the cookie mix, oil and egg.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 252 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Bhagya User ID: 6726718 82459
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable...."

NancyS1955 User ID: 3437169 89195
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1900920 30650
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

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

blueberry chaser User ID: 5292041 26953
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5576252 30649
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Fun to make with the kids and very easy!"

hcandico User ID: 4360102 25947
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2573210 21890
Reviewed 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"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 25941
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008 Edited Dec. 1, 2014

"These are the cutest cookies EVER!! We will be making these for a long, long time!!!"

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