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These simple reindeer cookies are a fun holiday food idea! Reindeer-themed treats are always a hit at the dessert table and will bring a smile to guests’ faces!

These are easy cookies for kids to decorate. Let then have some fun decorating these for a fun holiday activity. 

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Happy Monday Friends!

I hope you are feeling all of the holiday feels right now! I just got my holiday cards out and the gifts are getting wrapped. This is always a fun time of year, and while this year is different, it can’t take away from the festiveness of the season. 

Today’s Christmas cookie recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a fun cookie to put together quickly. these are fun as cookies for Santa or as part of a holiday cookie tray. Cookie exchanges are another way to enjoy these sugar cookies. 

Holiday Reindeer Cookies

Change up the antlers and eyes to make more variations of these reindeer cookies!

Reindeer Cookies Recipe

For more great holiday dessert recipes, check out:


Reindeer Cookie shortcut ingredients

You just need a few ingredients for this fun cookie.

Sugar Cookie Dough– If you are pressed for time, you can use store-bought sugar cookie dough. Or you can use this recipe. 

Chocolate Chips – You can use either milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips. 

Mini Pretzels – I like to use the chocolate covered mini-pretzels to decorate these cookies. These coated mini pretzels make for festive cookies. If using plain mini pretzels, you will need a way to make them stick to the cookie. A dab of melted chocolate will do. 

Coated Chocolate Candies – you will want to use red candies for the noses.


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Racks – for cooling

How to  make Reindeer Cookies

how to make reindeer cookies

Then while still warm, press in eyes, nose and pretzel antlers. 


how to make reindeer cookies with pretzels

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Easy Reindeer Cookies


More Reindeer Recipes

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Reindeer Chocolate Bark

Reindeer Donut Holes



Reindeer Cookies

Holiday Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookies

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These simple reindeer cookies are a fun holiday food idea! Reindeer-themed treats are always a hit at the dessert table and will bring a smile to guests' faces!


  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Chocolate covered mini pretzels
  • Red chocolate coated candies
  • Semisweet or milk chocolate chips


    Make sugar cookies according to package directions.

    Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, form balls with the cookie dough. (the bigger the scoop, the bigger the cookie)

    Press down on the top and gently pinch in the sides forming an upside-down cone/triangular shape.

    Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

    Bake on 350 for 8-12 mins until the sides are turning golden.

    Allow cookies to cool on sheet pan for 5-7 mins

    Add the chocolate covered pretzels (antlers), milk chocolate chips (eyes) and red M&m (nose) Allow to fully cool another 10 mins before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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Tuesday 16th of November 2021

[…] Reindeer Cookies – So cute and easy to make! […]


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Those mini pretzels are adorable! Ahh, the whole cookies are!


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Thank you!

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