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Chocolate Reindeer Cookies Recipe

I love these Chocolate Reindeer Cookies. They are so festive and easy to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best cookies, Christmas Cookie Recipe, cookie recipe, holiday cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 213kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cooling Rack


  • 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.


Instead of M&M's you can use
-Red Hots
-Boston Baked Beans Candy


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg