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Inside: Learn how to easily make reindeer cookies. The whole family will love these decorated cookies, and they are perfect and easy for the kids to make. They make a great Christmas treat for home or to take to Christmas parties. This is definitely a Rudolf the red nosed reindeer that everyone will be flocking to.
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Christmas baking. There is nothing quite like it is there.
It doesn’t matter what Christmas party you go to, there are always some adorable little snacks staring at you. Then that thought crosses your mind…..”who has the time to make all these fiddly treats?!”
Whilst you enjoy eating these tiny morsels, you know that you are not ever going to make them.
But it always happens. You ask the host for the recipe because you have every intention under the sun that THIS year will be the year that you will be creative at Christmas. Then reality kicks in and that recipe goes to the back of the cupboard.
It really doesn’t have to be this way, and the beauty of these reindeer cookies is that you can turn that intention into the reality.
Sounds pretty good right?
Easy School Bake Sale Contribution For The Win
It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, Christmas always appears out of nowhere. And then it happens, the letter from school asking for your contribution to the end of year bake sale.
I picked up my letter from my daughter’s pre-school this week. It’s not really a contribution thing, it’s an expectation thing. You have a child at the preschool, you provide something for the bake sale.
BUT, it also has to be in individual pieces that can be sold for 50 cents each.
Well, as you know I am not a baker. The mere thought of creating some treats for other people to enjoy stresses me out, let alone being good enough to sell!
These Christmas reindeer cookies are perfect for such an occasion. I mean, who can resist Rudolf the red nosed reindeer, especially when he looks this adorable!
They can be made in minutes and the kids are going to absolutely love eating them.
How good will it feel to see your bake sale contributions disappearing from the tables. That’s exactly what will happen with these little reindeer cookies.
Trust me when I say they are easy to make.
6 steps and you are done, plus there is no baking required. Does that cheat for a contribution to a bake sale??? Nah!
The Easiest Reindeer Cookies You Will Find
In fact these reindeer cookies are so easy to make that the kids could help you, or even better they could make them by themselves whilst you catch up on the other hundred and one tasks on your list.
We have all seen those beautifully decorated sugar cookies made from a reindeer cookie cutter.
Yes they are great, but if you are a mom like me who really doesn’t have the time (or the skill) to spend hours in the kitchen, then let me tell you that these reindeer cookies are just as good (if not better!).
Of course, you could also make your own cookies from scratch if you wish, but there is no shame at all in opening a packet of plain biscuits!
Yes, we are at it again, making life super simple. I used Arnott’s milk Arrowroot biscuits, but you can really use any plain biscuit provided that it is an oval shape.
However if you really really do want to make your own sugar cookies, try out this easy recipe.
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6 Easy Steps To Awesome Reindeer Cookies
Step 1: Melt the chocolate. I like to melt my chocolate in a bowl on the stove, but it can also be done in the microwave.
Some people find melting chocolate a little tricky. If that’s the case we have some tips for you to make sure it turns out perfectly every single time.
Step 2: Lay out the cookies and spread the melted chocolate all over the top. Don’t get caught up about making the chocolate smooth over the cookie. It’s reindeer fur and it’s perfectly ok to be a little (or a lot) bumpy!
Step 3: Place the strawberry and cream lolly onto the bottom of the cookie. You instantly have a reindeer nose!
Step 4: Take two tiny teddy’s and turn them upside down. Stick them onto the chocolate at the top of the cookie to act as the antlers.
Step 5: Place two white chocolate chips in between the antlers and the nose to act as the reindeer eyes.
Step 6: With a black edible pen, simply place a small drop on the top of the chocolate chip.
If you prefer you could also use candy eyes.
Arn’t they just the easiest and most adorable reindeer cookies?
The finished product are these adorable reindeer cookies. How could you possibly resist eating one.
Print off the recipe and save it for later.
- 150g cooking chocolate
- 1 packet of plain biscuits (oval shape)
- Tiny Teddies
- Packet of Strawberry Creams
- White Chocolate Chips
- Black or brown edible icing pen
- Or substitute the chocolate chips and edible pen for candy eyes.
- Melt the chocolate in a pan. 150g of chocolate covers approximately 1 packet of 31 biscuits.
- Spread the melted chocolate over the biscuits.
- Add the Strawberry Creams for the reindeer's nose and press gently into the chocolate.
- Use 2 tiny teddy biscuits for each Reindeer. Turn them over and use as the antlers, again pressing gently into the chocolate.
- Add two white chocolate chips for the eyes.
- In the middle of the white chocolate chips, use the icing pen to leave the reindeer's pupil.
- If you prefer you can use edible candy eyes instead of white chocolate chips for the eyes.
Reindeer Cookies For The Win
Whether you have a bake sale coming up, a Christmas party, or just fancy making something special for the kids, you now have the perfect solution with super simple reindeer cookies.
Maybe you could even leave one out for Santa on Christmas Eve, if they last that long!
Speaking of Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to download your FREE printable magic reindeer food tags. Taking care of the reindeer’s on Christmas Eve is pretty important.
More Easy Christmas Recipes To Try
Snowflake Cookie Recipe – Santa will love to have these left out for him on Christmas Eve.
Melted Snowman Cookies – Another no bake easy Christmas treat that the kids will love.
Mini Chocolate Pudding Cookies – They might look like Christmas puddings, but they taste like chocolate….yum.
Santa Hat Brownies – This is definitely one for the chocolate lovers.
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