Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

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Baking sugar cookies every holiday is one of my families favorite traditions. I’ll bet you have a Christmas cookie baking tradition of your own. These fun reindeer sugar cookies are going to be your new favorite!

These super adorable cookies are as delicious as they are cute. You can make a fun girl reindeer or a boy. Scroll down for lots more great Christmas cookie recipes!

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cookie sheets fitted with parchment paper
  • circle cookie cutter
  • 1 container of chocolate frosting
  • 1 package of large edible eyes
  • 1 package of Wilton royal icing bow transfers
  • 1 package of black candy melts
  • 1 disposable piping bag



Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Directions

  1. Using a double boiler, melt the black candy melts
  2. Once melted place into the disposable piping bag
  3. Using one of the cookie sheets, pipe out 28 reindeer antlers (extras incase some break)
  4. Set aside to cool completely
  5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Using a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until creamed together and combined.
  7. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder and use a whisk and mix to combined.
  9. Lightly flour a cutting board
  10. Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle shape about 1/2 inch thick
  11. Using the circle cookie cutter, cut the out 12 circles
  12. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  13. Once cookies are done baking, let cool
  14. Take a butterknife and spread on chocolate frosting
  15. Place two large eyes in the top center for the eyes
  16. Place a red M&M under the eyes for the nose
  17. For the girl, place a red bow in the center above the eyes
  18. For the boy, place a black bow in the bottom center below the nose
  19. Carefully peel off and place two antler in the top corners
  20. Enjoy your Reindeer Sugar Cookies!

To make these a bit quicker and get straight to the fun, you can use a pre-made cookie dough or even plain pre-made cookies from your local bakery!

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Servings: 12 cookies

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
 
Baking sugar cookies every holiday is one of my families favorite traditions. I’ll bet you have a Christmas cookie baking tradition of your own. These fun reindeer sugar cookies are going to be your new favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 container of chocolate frosting
  • 1 package of large edible eyes
  • 1 package of wilton royal icing bow transfers
  • 1 package of black candy melts

Instructions

  1. Using a double boiler, melt the black candy melts
  2. Once melted place into the disposable piping bag
  3. Using one of the cookie sheets, pipe out 28 reindeer antlers (extras incase some break)
  4. Set aside to cool completely
  5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Using a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until creamed together and combined.
  7. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder and use a whisk and mix to combined.
  9. Lightly flour a cutting board
  10. Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle shape about 1/2 inch thick
  11. Using the circle cookie cutter, cut the out 12 circles
  12. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  13. Once cookies are done baking, let cool
  14. Take a butterknife and spread on chocolate frosting
  15. Place two large eyes in the top center for the eyes
  16. Place a red M&M under the eyes for the nose
  17. For the girl, place a red bow in the center above the eyes
  18. For the boy, place a black bow in the bottom center below the nose
  19. Carefully peel off and place two antler in the top corners
  20. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Reindeer Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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