Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Here is fun, great tasting cookie recipe to make with the little ones during the holidays.

Reindeer Cookies


  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 96 miniature pretzels
  • 96 M&M’s miniature
  • 48 small ref gumdrops


  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. 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, M&M’s for eyes and a gum drop for the nose.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Written by: Jennifer, recipe from Taste of Home. A baking addict who loves to try out the special edition recipes from Taste of Home collections, particularly fond of the holiday editions.

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