Total Time
3hrs 9mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 9 mins

These are a favorite of my children's class rooms. The batter can of course be used with many different cookie cutters. I believe this came from TOH. Preparation time includes chilling. ***Note: In regards to first review, you do indeed need 2 eggs, not 1 and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, not 1 and I have changed the ingredients to say so

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda, add to creamed mixture, mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  4. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut with reindeer cookie cutter.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 8-9 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made these to take to my children's playgroup,and they went down ok,but not as well as I expected. A very simple cookie recipe,that's great for novice cooks. Thanks Sam.Made for PRMR.

Noo October 24, 2008

These were quite enjoyable for basic chocolate cookies. I might have given five stars if they were prepared with nuts, since I thought those would be perfect in these. Thanks for posting!

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

I made these yesterday and I found the dough to be quite crumbly and a little difficult to work with. I think this recipe needs more moisture. My cookies turned out dry and when I bit into them they just sort of turned into crumbs in my mouth. If I made these again I would either use two eggs instead of one and 2 Tsp. of vanilla or I'd cut the flour back and use about 2 1/4 cups at the most. The cookies tasted ok but it just seemed like something was "off" with them. I'm sorry but I just didn't care for these.

MTpockets December 19, 2006

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