These reindeer cookies are perfect fun recipe for christmas. Traditional buttery sugar cookie dressed up for the holiday with some sugar icing, chocolate and sugar candies.

To decorate, I use melted dark chocolate in a zip lock bag and drew on the cookies. To drow antlers, place a small amount of melted chocolate onto a toothpick and make lines. Let the chocolate set and harden.

Christmas Reindeer Cookies Ingredients

This recipe is super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. You will need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • butter
  • sugar
  • egg
  • powdered sugar
  • water
  • dark or milk chocolate
  • sugar candies or M & M’s

How To Make Reindeer Cookies

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder, set aside. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. This should take 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and cream again. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/2 at a time. The mixture may look crumble. Transfer onto a countertop surface and knead until smooth. Roll the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Remove from the refrigerator, divide dough in half and roll out onto floured surfance 1/4 inch thick. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on a baking sheet for a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack and let cook completely before decorating. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Place powdered sugar into a small bowl. Pour water and stir with a spoon until smooth. Dip each cookie into the icing beaing sure that the icing covers the entire surfane of the cookies. Allow the excess icing to drip off. Place onto a cooling rack and let the icing dry.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler until smooth. Spoon into a piping bag or ziplock bag. Cut a tiny corner and add two dots of chocolate for the eyes and one for the nose and top with sugar candy. To drow antlers, place a small amount of melted chocolate onto a toothpick and make lines. Let the chocolate set and harden.

How To Freeze

Store in an airtight container up to 5 days at a room temperature.

Freeze in a freezer-safe container up to 3 months. To thaw, just leave them out at a room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

You can freeze baked and decorated cookies in an airtight freezer bag for up to 3 months.

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Christmas Reindeer Cookies

Traditional buttery sugar cookie dressed up for the holiday with some sugar icing, chocolate and sugar candies.
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Yield: 27
Cost: 4 €

Equipment

  • Electric mixer

Materials

Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, softened 113 g
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Icing

  • ¾ cup icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ½ cup chocolate chips 80 g

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder, set aside. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. This should take 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and cream again. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/2 at a time. The mixture may look crumble. Transfer onto a countertop surface and knead until smooth.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180 °C ). Remove the dough from the refrigerator, divide in half and roll out onto floured surfance 1/4 inch thick. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter.
  • Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Cool on a baking sheet for a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack and let cook completely before decorating. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Place powdered sugar into a small bowl. Pour water and stir with a spoon until smooth. Dip each cookie into the icing beaing sure that the icing covers the entire surfane of the cookies. Allow the excess icing to drip off. Place onto a cooling rack and let the icing dry.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler until smooth. Spoon into a piping bag or ziplock bag. Cut a tiny corner and add two dots of chocolate for the eyes and one for the nose and top with sugar candy.
  • To drow antlers, place a small amount of melted chocolate onto a toothpick and make lines. Let the chocolate set and harden.