These adorable Rudolph Reindeer Cookies are the cutest things I’ve ever made! I’ll teach you how to make Rudolph Cookies with just a few tricks and simple ingredients! They’re adorable and so easy to make!
This would be a perfect cookie decorating activity for the kids or even to make for the neighbors. You can use whatever cookies you want and even store-bought frosting to make it even easier. Because as you know, I’m all about making things easier 🙂
I use frosted cookies, Nilla wafers, pretzels, red M&M’s and cute eyeballs. But what are the eyeballs? More M&M’s! So easy! I look forward to Mint M&M’s every December and this is one of my favorite things to do with them.
You can make the chocolate dollop on the white M&M’s as big or small as you want, you sort of just draw them on with the toothpick. Now, I made Reindeer Cupcakes last year and this is my cookie version, but I also piped the chocolate on the eyes last year. However, I do like this toothpick method better, it gives you a little more control and plus it’s really easy to have a bunch of children do it this way!
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How to make Rudolph Cookies
Easy Brownie Cookies:
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 C. oil
- 3/4 C. butter softened
- 1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. milk. more if needed
- 2 C. powdered sugar more if needed
Mint M&M's, you'll need the red the white
- Nilla Wafers
- 1/4, C. Melted chocolate
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
2. Combine cake mix, eggs and oil together. Batter will be thick. If you you think too thick, you can add a touch more oil!
3. Make dough balls just smaller than a golf ball and place on pans, press down so they don't bake up too tall!
4. Bake for 7-9 minutes depending on how fudgey you want them to be.
5. Let cool.
6. Frosting: Beat butter. Add cocoa, vanilla and milk. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add more milk to make thinner.
7. To make Reindeer Eyes: Melt your chocolate (I used melts but you can use whatever you hand on hand). Use the tip of a toothpick to "dot" a glob of melted chocolate onto each white M&M. You can make the chocolate part of the eyes as large as you want! (see photos above)
8:To assemble (see photos above) frosting cookies, place Nilla wafer, pretzels, then use a little frosting to stick on the red nose (red M&M) and eyes. If you want some reindeer other than Rudolph, just use brown M&M's or Reese's Pieces!
I’m doing this post as part of a big Blogger Holiday Cookie Exchange! Here’s a photo of all the cookies involved and the links to them are below! Aren’t my friends so talented?!
Chocolate Cherry Sandwich Cookies from Taste and Tell
Gingersnap Biscotti from Completely Delicious
Eggnog Snickerdoodles from Cooking Classy
True Love Cookies from Creme de la Crumb
Candy Cane Cheesecake Cookies from Sweet Treats and More
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Macaroons from Inside BruCrew Life
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Our Best Bites
Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Cookies from Sweet Basil
Chocolate Mallow Drops from The Recipe Critic
Fruit Filled Pecan Thumbprint Cookies from Chef in Training
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Rudolph Cookies from Your Cup of Cake (me!)