Christmas is upon us, and Santa is packing his sleigh. I am in love with Christmas baking and these Chocolate Reindeer Cookies for the neighbors and Santa.
I found these on Pinterest and just had to make them because they are adorable. These cookies are fail proof, and your kids can even help you decorate them. Merry Christmas.
Where can I find the candy eyeballs?
These eyeballs make the entire cookie. They are so cute, and add so much personality. These are found on the sprinkle aisle, at every grocery store.
They are usually on the same aisle as the cake mixes and the frosting. They are very inexpensive, and go perfect with these. And yes, they are edible.
If you can’t find the candy eyeballs, you could also just use black frosting and do two small dots for eyes, and they would be just as cute.
What could I use on these Chocolate Reindeer Cookies instead of m&m’s?
I love the extra chocolate crunch of these cookies, with the M&M’s, however, you could also use other small red candies, that would work just as well. Here are a few ideas:
-Boston Baked Beans Candy
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Looking for more Christmas cookies? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Cake Mix Christmas Cookies
- Christmas Tree Cupcake Topper
- Christmas Santa Cookies
- Christmas Tree Brownies
- Molasses Cookies
- Frosted Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies
- The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Reindeer Cookies Recipe
- 1 package Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup vegetable shortening
- 1 small container of chocolate frosting
- 1 bag holiday colored M&M's
- 24 mini vanilla wafers
- 48 pretzel twists
- 48 edible eyes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix together cake mix, eggs and shortening until well combined. The dough will be pretty thick.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls, making sure they are all similar in size.
- Place dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
- Immediately transfer cookies to a cooking rack.
- Frost the cookie with chocolate frosting.
- Place on the vanilla wafer for the reindeer snout.
- Stick the M&M nose on the wafer with a small dab of chocolate frosting.
- Place the pretzels on for the antlers.
- And then place the edible eyes on just above the wafer cookie.
-Boston Baked Beans Candy
- Mixing Bowl
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooling Rack
Adapted from: Your Cup of Cake
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