Easy Christmas Cookies: Adorable Frosted Reindeer

December 12, 2013

Get the kids involved in the holiday baking and whip up a batch of these fun Frosted Reindeer Cookies. They super easy to make and decorate (even little hands can manage) and they're simply adorable! Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or gingerbread), cut into triangles, then bake. Frost when cooled then pop on gumdrops and chocolate chips for their eyes and nose and mini pretzels for antlers. How cute are these? Moms and dads will love how easy they are to make (and clean up!) and kids will love being part of the holiday baking! 

Frosted Reindeer Cookies
Courtesy of Pillsbury
Makes 32

1 roll Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)
64 small pretzel twists
64 semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup)
16 gumdrops, cut in half

In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Reshape into triangle-shaped log. If too soft to cut into slices, refrigerate up to 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350°F. With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 32 (1/4-inch) triangular slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart.

Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Frost cookies with frosting. Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near corners for antlers. Lightly press 2 chocolate chips into each cookie for eyes and 1 halved gumdrop for nose. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.