Easy to Make Reindeer Cookies and Treats

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Easy to Make Reindeer Cookies and Treats

 

 
Rudolph’s Christmas Cookies

Make your own favorite cookie dough or start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough – or molasses or peanut butter dough – to make these adorable reindeer cookies. ….. or used store bought cookies like Nutter Butters or Oreos.

 

Decorate marshmallows or mini-muffins or cupcakes.

 

Kids can help place Rudolph’s eyes, mouth, and antlers.

 

Get out your frosting, M&Ms, pretzels, gumdrops and other decorating treats.

 

Look at the pictures below and let the creativity flow.

 

Sugar Cookies
Shape the dough for head then add chocolate chips, M&Ms and pretzels and bake.
Reindeer Gingersnaps 
 
 
Candy cane or pretzel antlers?
 
 
Use frosting or impress into dough before baking – your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Or — dipped pretzel antlers – yummy.
 
Chocolate – white chocolate or candy cane flavored pretzels are in stores.
 
Extra thin flat pretzels are available too.
 
 
 
 
 
Peanut butter dough with decorations – cute thumb indentation to shape the cookie faces.
 
 
 
 
 
Some little helpers like frosting colorful gumdrops chocolate eyes and mimi-pretels.
 
 
 
 
Triangle shaped dough works too.
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How deep one presses the candy into the raw dough determines visual dimensions after baking.
 
 
 
 
Chocolate or cinnamon cookies are very tastey.
 
 
 
 
Too little to help — never.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Not a baker or kids too young?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use ready made frosting or decorator icing. 
Or make your own from powdered (ie confectioner’s) sugar … recipe is on the back of the package.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use store bought packages of cookies.
 
 
 
 
Nutter Butter Reindeer fun:
 
 
Plain or dipped in melted chocolate pieces?   
 
 
Whole or broken pretels for antlers?
 
 
You are the cookie artist.  -  You decide.
 
 
 
 
White or Dark chocolate dipped?
 
 
 
 
 
It is preferable to melt your chocolate on a
low (50%) microwave power setting, to avoid scorching or burning it.
 
 
Heat the chocolate in several short intervals (about 30 seconds to 1 minute each) and stir between each heating.
 
 
 
 
How long will it take? 
 
 
Estimate about 1 minute for 1 ounce of chocolate, 3 minutes for 8 ounces of chocolate, 3.5 minutes for 1 pound of chocolate.   These must be in little pieces like chocolate chips … so grate or cut if usung bars.
 
 
 
Reindeer Treats -
 
 
 
 
Are those Tam-Tam tea biscuits above and a Madeline cookie below?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grandparents define the holidays.
 
 
 
 
Cookie decorating is not just for grandma or nana.
 
 
 
 
Ooops … this is a pancake.
 
 
 

 

 

Give them something sweet to eat.

 

 

 

 

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