Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday spread with these chocolaty treats. They’re perfect for getting little ones involved.

Chocolate reindeer cookies
Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
60cookies 55minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
60cookies 55minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Place butter, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in eggs and extract. Stir in flour mixture. Let stand until firm enough to shape, about 15 minutes.
  2. To freeze dough, shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; flatten each to 1/4-in. thickness. Place in a covered container, separating layers with waxed paper; freeze until firm. (May be frozen up to 3 months.)
  3. To bake, preheat oven to 350°. Place frozen dough portions 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-14 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Spread cookies with frosting, reserving a small amount for mouths. Decorate faces with candy eyes; add peanut butter cups for snouts, pretzels for antlers and M&M's for noses. Pipe mouths with reserved frosting.
Recipe Notes

1 cookie: 122 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fibre), 1g protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.