Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reindeer Cookies


Here are 2 ways to make reindeer cookies for your family this Holiday season.
Using Nutter Butter bookies, cookie icing, M&M's, mini chocolate chips and pretzels, decorate the cookie as you like or as shown here. Sometimes I dip the cookies in chocolate before decorating. 

Here is a recipe my girlfriend makes every Holiday that I love.

  • You will need the following:
  • 1  cup  butter, softened
  • 1-1/2  cups  sugar
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2  teaspoons  cream of tartar
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 3    eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3-1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 72  small  pretzel twists (small pretzel hearts or pieces work as well)
  • 72    candy-coated milk chocolate pieces(regular or mini)
  • 36  small  red gum drops

Directions

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Wrap portions in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill for 3 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion into a circle 6 inches in diameter. Using a knife, cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
For antlers, on each triangle lightly press a pretzel into the upper corners. Press in chocolate pieces for eyes. For a nose, press a red gumdrop into the dough triangle about 1/2 inch from the point.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes 36 cookies.
You can also use store bought cookie dough if you'd like to save time.  Just decorate the pre-made dough the same. 

1 comment:

  1. so cute! i cant wait to try these out! thx for sharinf!

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