Easy Reindeer Cookies make an adorable addition to the holiday dessert table or Santa’s cookie plate! Make these super simple with pre-made cookie dough or bake sugar cookies from scratch.
These Reindeer Sugar Cookies are so simple to decorate, they’re perfect for the kids to help with. Santa will love these on his plate or, because they’re so easy, they’d be great to include for a cookie swap.
You can make these reindeer cookies from scratch using your favorite roll-out sugar cookie recipe or take a shortcut and use break & bakes or a roll of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough.
Have the adults enjoy them with a Drunken Rudolph Milkshake!
Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.
- Orange Juice
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
- Chocolate Chips
- Coconut Oil
- Mini Red M&Ms
How to make Reindeer Sugar Cookies
If you’re using pre-made dough, slice the dough into approximately 1/4″ slices, roll into a ball, then press down onto a baking sheet (I used a floured glass) to flatten. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
If you want to make sugar cookies from scratch, either use the recipe below that rolls out really nicely, or use your favorite recipe.
Either way, once you have baked cookies, let them cool then start decorating…
How to decorate them
Add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (I like to use Ghirardelli Baking Chips) and a teaspoon of coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue heating in 10 second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth.
Transfer the melted chocolate to a plastic baggie. Snip just the tip so you can draw the antlers and eyes onto the reindeer cookies. You’ll also use a dot of the chocolate to “glue” the mini M&M nose to the cookie.
That’s it! Reindeer cookies complete.
Supplies you’ll need
- Mini M&Ms – for the reindeer nose.
- Ghirardelli Baking Chips – I like the quality of the Ghirardelli chips.
- Baking Sheets – Use a baking sheet with a lip so your reindeer don’t slide off.
Need more Christmas cookies? Try these:
- Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Stars
- Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Originally published December 11, 2012