Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Reindeer Poop Cookies

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Reindeer Poop Cookies are a yummy way for moms to score big points with their kiddos at Christmas.

Why is it kids LOVE saying “poop?” Isn’t it funny that so many littles think it’s the most hilarious word ever? If your kids get the giggles when they hear that word, you should definitely make these cookies, as well as our Poop Emoji Cookies and Unicorn Poop Cake. You’ll be the coolest mom ever!

Reindeer Poop Cookies | The most fun Christmas cookie recipe that kids love to make and eat!


Reindeer Poop Cookies

The name is silly, but they wouldn’t be any fun at all if there weren’t delicious.

They are so, so good. Honestly, I believe you could put buttercream frosting on almost anything and it would be fantastic.

In my humble opinion, there is no buttercream frosting you can buy at the store that’s as good as homemade.

Why You Should Use Gel Food Coloring

There are two kinds of food coloring: liquid and gel. It might seem like they can’t be so different, but they are.

Gel food coloring is very syrupy and thick and the colors are super vibrant. Because of that, it’s fantastic for frosting.

Use them in this recipe and your reds and greens will really pop.

Reindeer Poop Cookies | The most fun Christmas cookie recipe that kids love to make and eat!

How to Swirl the Reindeer Poop Cookies

You’re going to put both the red and green buttercream frosting in one piping bag. I know it sounds like they’ll mix together and turn into some weird color, but if you do it correctly it’ll be perfect.

Put your piping bag in a small bowl or wide coffee cup. Pull the edges of the bag over the edges to hold it open.

Carefully spoon in the red frosting on one side and then the green on the other. It’ll swirl when you pipe it on the cookie and look adorable!

Reindeer Poop Cookies | The most fun Christmas cookie recipe that kids love to make and eat!

Reindeer Poop Cookies


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C Powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 C of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • Cookie Cutter: circle

Red and Green Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4-5 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Red and Green gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a large circle tip



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg, and mix until combined and creamy
  4. Using a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  6. Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  7. Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  8. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  9. Cut out 12 Circles and place onto a cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  11. Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  12. Let cookies cool completely

Buttercream Frosting Directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy
  2. Mix in the powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract until combined and smooth
  3. If the frosting is to thin, mix in 1/4 C more of powdered sugar
  4. Divide the frosting into two bowls and add green gel food coloring into one bowl
  5. Add red gel food coloring into the second bowl
  6. Place piping bag in the glass and fold the edges over the sides of the glass
  7. Scoop the red frosting into one side of the piping bag
  8. Scoop the green frosting into the other side of the piping bag
  9. Pipe the frosting onto the cookies starting from the middle of the cookie and going around to the edge of the cookie
  10. Allow frosting to slightly harden for an hour before enjoying!
Reindeer Poop Cookies | The most fun Christmas cookie recipe that kids love to make and eat!