Frosted Reindeer Cookies Recipe -
Frosted Reindeer Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Frosted Reindeer Cookies

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"Just shape the cookie dough into a triangular log, and slice for fun reindeer cookies ready in a flash."

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Original recipe makes 32 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Reshape into triangle-shaped log. If too soft to cut into slices, refrigerate up to 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 32 (1/4-inch) triangular slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. Frost cookies with frosting. Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near corners for antlers. Lightly press 2 chocolate chips into each cookie for eyes and 1 halved gumdrop for nose. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
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Dec 02, 2013

How cute and easy are these? You can also add some almond extract when you add the flour for a deliciously different flavor. Or try other flavor extracts like lemon or peppermint.

Dec 05, 2013

Have made a similar recipe. Use peanut butter cookie dough(check for allergies) instead of a triangle. Slice and sqeeze slightly in the center so that you get a peanut shaped head. Use the pretzel eyes and brown m&m's for the eyes but we used RED m&m's or you could use gumdrops. Afterall, what's Christmas without Rudolph?


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Dec 02, 2013

This was lovely and easy to do with the grandchildren..... it was nice as it did not take "forever" (as the kids would say) to make the dough and bake the cookies untill we got on to the Decorating part!!!

Dec 18, 2013

These were great and easy to make. My 4 and 6 year old girls help me decorate them. I though they were going to be really sweet with the store bought frosting but they weren't at all. I'm glad I didn't go through the trouble of making frosting myself. This will be a new and easy cookie to make as a family.

Dec 11, 2013

I have been making Reindeer cookies from Pillsbury sugar cookie dough for a number of years. I use the chocolate covered pretzels for the antlers and red gum drops for the nose. The grandchildren love them. Another way to make reindeer treats is to make a shortbread recipe, bake it in a pie plate and make the reindeer as if you were making slices of pie. Great to take to a potluck or wherever treats are expected.

Jun 10, 2014

So cute! The frosting I used was kind of icky but the cookie project was awesome! Kids loved it

Dec 27, 2013

Fun to make with the little ones!

Dec 24, 2013

This is an adorable and easy way to do sugar cookies. I will probably never go back to cut-outs. The pretzel tasted delicious with the sweet frosting. I used my own sugar cookie and frosting recipes, but purchasing both premade would be a time saver in a pinch. M&M's worked great for the nose and eyes. My grandchildren liked picking out red ones for the noses for "Rudolphs."


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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