Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies

Total Time
30 mins
3 mins

Very CUTE little cookies that will bring a smile to the little ones faces! Great little cookies to send to school on "Christmas Party" day! You will be the hit of the classroom! (hint: you can use icing bag with piping tip, and a frosting that dries hard to stick on the eyes and nose, I use a stiff buttercream frosting colored the color of the eyes and nose, it works faster for me than the melted chocolate). I just LOVE all the cute photos and different ideas for this recipe!

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  • 4 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating
  • 96 thin pretzel sticks
  • 1 (16 ounce) package Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
  • 64 miniature M&M baking bits (blue, green, or brown)
  • 32 cinnamon red cinnamon candies or 32 red miniature M&M baking bits


  1. Microwave the chocolate in a small glass dish on high for 3 minutes, stirring once.
  2. For each Rudolph dip 2 pretzel sticks in chocolate and stick to top of each sandwich cookie, forming large antlers.
  3. Break one pretzel in half, dip in chocolate and place pretzel half next to longer pretzel sticks, forming antlers.
  4. Dip one side of blue, green, or brown mini M&M's in melted candy coating and place, coated side down, on cookies for the eyes.
  5. Dip one side of the cinnamon red hot, or red M&M in candy coating, and place on cookies, coated side down, for the nose.
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How cute are these! They made me LOL too. Made me feel like a kid again. Whimsical and adorable. Just what was needed. Thanks for posting! : )

LOL, what fun to make and an awesome idea! I made some dipped in semisweet chocolate chips and some with plain faces. To add depth, I created a nose/muzzle using a peanut butter candy melt. I also used candy eyes, and added "snow" to some of the antlers with melted white chocolate chips. Rather than pretzel sticks, I used pretzel twists so the antlers would have branches and curves.

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This is a very cute idea! I agree with Chef #738454 that this is a 2 person job,though. My daughter and I used store bought chocolate dipped pretzels for the antlers and I mixed white and regular chocolate to dip the cookies in. I made these to accompany Santa Cookies. My niece and nephew will adore them. Thanks!!