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Easy Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Easy Reindeer Cookies Recipe

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. YIELD:15 servings


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


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine dry cookie mix, oil and egg. Beat until well mixed. Shape into a 7-1/2-in. roll; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. 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. 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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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

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

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

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

blueberry chaser
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."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

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

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
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"

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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