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Reindeer Cookies Recipe

These Reindeer Cookies are not only adorable, but EASY to make. Impress people by bringing them to your next holiday or Christmas party!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 12 round sugar cookies baked and cooled. Buy refrigerated or try  this easy homemade version.
  • 3 cups chocolate frosting buy premade or try this easy homemade version
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 24 tiny twists pretzels
  • extra frosting for piping
  • 24 brown mini M&M's
  • 12 red peanut M&M's


  • Generously spread frosting over each cookie. Place Nutter Butters onto lower center of frosted cookie and press down gently. Add the pretzel “antlers” and press down gently.
  • Pipe frosting onto Nutter Butters for eyes eyes, noses and smiles. Press the brown M&M’s into the eyes and the red ones into the noses. Serve and enjoy!


  • Buy refrigerated sugar cookie dough for an easy cookie base for this recipe or make your own cookies!
  • Store bought chocolate frosting is easy, but it isn't hard to make your own quick batch of chocolate buttercream.
  • Give your reindeer different eye colors for fun.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg
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