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! A perfect activity for busy kiddos who love Christmas time!
Even better, have a cookie decorating family party and then deliver the cute cookies to neighbors after. You can use whatever cookies you want and even store-bought frosting to make it even easier. No need to pipe on the frosting either, a knife will do just fine for this easy recipe. Because as you know, I’m all about making things easier 🙂 If you don’t have any peanut allergies, you could also mix a little peanut butter into the chocolate frosting to make them stand out a bit more.
How to make easy Rudolph Reindeer Cookies
The basic instructions for decorating these adorable reindeer faces is…. Frost the cookie! The chocolate frosting will act as your “glue” to put on the face of these cute Christmas cookies. Place a Nilla Wafer just below the center of each cookie. Put on your pretzel reindeer antlers towards the tops of the cookies. You could also use mini candy canes! Place a brown or red M&M for the nose! Any colored candy will do. And then finish off with candy eyes! I like to make my own using a white M&M and melted chocolate, but you can buy from from the grocery store too!
Look how cute rudolph’s face is!
That’s it! You only need frosted cookies, Nilla wafers, pretzels, red M&M’s and cute eyeballs to make these amazingly cute Christmas cookies that are perfect for kids! 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.
I just melted a few “melts” in the microwave (you can use regular or mini chocolate chips instead). And then I used a toothpick to dot on the chocolate to the white M&M’s. Make it 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! If you want to pipe on the chocolate, use a small sandwich bag and snip off the very tip of the corner to make a piping bag!
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You can use a favorite chocolate cookie recipe and make these from scratch, but sometimes I enjoy the easy of a cake mix recipe. So bust out that all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and everything else to make a homemade cookie dough OR just grab a cake mix from the pantry! If you want to use a chocolate sugar cookie dough you’ll just need to make sure you have a small circle cookie cutter or a small glass to use to cut out your faces!
How to make Rudolph Cookies
The cutest Christmas cookies you ever did see. Make Dasher, Dancer and the whole reindeer gang come alive on your cookie plates!
Easy Brownie Cookies:
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoon milk, more if needed
- 2 cups powdered sugar more if needed
Mint M&M's, you'll need the red the white
- Nilla Wafers
- 1/4, cup Melted chocolate
- mini Pretzels
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
2. Combine cake mix, eggs and oil together in a medium bowl. 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 on wire racks.
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!)
So get all those cookie sheets ready! You’ve got lots of delicious cookies to make!