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Reindeer Bites


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied cherries
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup refrigerated Holiday Cookie Dough
  • ICING:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 12 red candied cherries, halved


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, apricots, cranberries and raisins. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool to room temperature; stir in the pecans, cherries and nutmeg.
  • 2. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften. In a large bowl, combine dough and fruit mixture.
  • 3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, extract and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cookies. Top each with a candied cherry piece.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 104 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


Average Rating: 5
  • BillandSherra
    Dec 20, 2009

    @ rkroniger and everyone else.....find recipe here:

  • rkroninger
    Dec 15, 2010

    did i miss something? what is meant by refrigerated holiday cookie dough?

  • BillandSherra
    Dec 20, 2009

    I love the smell of these cookies while being made.

    Also with all of the fruit, I like to think of them as a christmas healthfood.

    I forgoe the rumextract and used some good spiced rum in the cookies and the icing

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