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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Reindeer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 96 miniature pretzels
  • 96 M&M's miniature baking bits
  • 48 small red gumdrops

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough into eight portions; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. circle; cut into six wedges. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press in pretzels for antlers, baking bits for eyes and a gumdrop for the nose.
  • 4. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 119 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews

Average Rating: 3.4
  • 01grasshopper
    Dec 20, 2012

    I thought this was hard to roll out..not stiff enough to roll. They are cute though and good for kids. Not a lot of taste, but again they are not too sweet for kids. I used icing for the noses as I couldn't find mini gum drops.

  • JFenrick
    Dec 10, 2012

    The only thing going for these is that they are cute. My kids ate one and said, "It doesn't have much flavor." That's all they ate.

  • wolfpiano
    Dec 2, 2012

    These were easy to make, and looked pretty good too. Not a great roller, I definitely have many different sized reindeer, but the effect is fun! Not super sweet, my son said they were very chocolately, but I didn't think so. Ingredients were widely available at the grocery store this time of year, and on sale!

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