Home > Holidays > Christmas > Reindeer Cookies Reindeer Cookies December 8, 2023 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Reindeer Cookies are not just delicious (think unbeatable fudgy chocolate with frosting), but they’re also cute, fun, and festive. They’re a perfect project to involve kids in decorating and can even double as edible table decor! Reindeer Cookies Move over, Cut Out Sugar Cookies – decorating these cookies is way more fun! And who can resist a good chocolate cookie?! They’re the best! And while my son would disagree (he’s all about these Swig Sugar Cookies), I’m team chocolate all the way. These Reindeer Cookies are not just a blast to make; they’re also festive and incredibly delicious! Reindeer Cookie Ingredients Chocolate cookies: In the recipe card below, choose between classic, brownie-based, or caramel-infused. For ease, use store-bought baked cookies or dough. Chocolate frosting: Either homemade or store-bought will work — whichever you have the time for! Pretzel twists: These will be our antlers! Vanilla wafers: These create a perfect base for the reindeer face. Edible candy eyes: These are available in most grocery baking aisles or online. Red chocolate candies: We use M&M’s®, but any small red chocolate candy will work! QUICK TIP We recently tried these gluten-free, vegan cookies and they were delicious. They’re a great choice if you need to consider allergies! Tips For Making Reindeer Cookies Cool before decorating: Let cookies cool completely; otherwise, the frosting may melt. Frosting: For a smoother look, use a piping bag. Decorating details: Secure eyes and noses with frosting; gently add pretzel antlers to attach without breaking. Decoration timing: If possible, add the pretzels and wafers close to the time of serving to maintain their crunch. Presentation fun: Serve Reindeer Cookies on a bed of coconut flakes to mimic snow! STORAGE Once decorated, enjoy these Reindeer Cookies soon, as the vanilla wafers and pretzels tend to soften quickly. More Holiday Fun: Christmas Cupcakes (Snow Globes) Christmas Oreos Peppermint Popcorn Christmas Donuts Christmas Snack Mix FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Reindeer Cookies 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe Reindeer Cookies are not just delicious (think unbeatable fudgy chocolate with frosting), but they're also cute, fun, and festive. They're a perfect project to involve kids in decorating and can even double as edible table decor! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Reindeer Cookies 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Reindeer Cookies are not just delicious (think unbeatable fudgy chocolate with frosting), but they're also cute, fun, and festive. They're a perfect project to involve kids in decorating and can even double as edible table decor! Course Dessert, Snack, treat Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword Reindeer Cookies Prep Time 30 minutes minutes Total Time 30 minutes minutes Servings 22 cookies (depending on recipe used) Chelsea Lords Author Chelsea Lords Cost $12.10 IngredientsChocolate Cookies and Frosting▢ Use your fave chocolate cookie recipe or one of these:▢ Chocolate Cookies▢ Brownie cookies (easy; uses a boxed brownie mix)▢ Chocolate caramel cookies▢ Store-bought chocolate dough or baked cookies (we love Ruby Snap's Maris dough!)▢ Chocolate frosting (homemade or store-bought)Decorations▢ Pretzel twists▢ Vanilla wafers▢ Edible candy eyes▢ Red M&M's InstructionsCOOKIE DOUGH: Follow the directions of your chosen chocolate cookie recipe.BAKE: Bake the cookies as per the instructions in your recipe. Once they are baked, take them out of the oven and let them cool down completely.DECORATE: Use a table knife to spread the chocolate frosting over each cookie. Place a vanilla wafer on the bottom half of each cookie. Add two edible candy eyes just above the wafer. Attach a red chocolate candy to the center of the wafer using a small dab of frosting. Gently press two pretzel twists into the top of the cookie to form antlers. Enjoy! Video Recipe NotesNutrition information is not included because the wide variety of cookie and frosting choices. We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.