Reindeer Spice Cookies

Leave a plate of these festive cutouts for Santa…maybe for Dasher and the gang too! They’ll be a huge hit at a cookie exchange as well.

  • prep time 2 hr 0 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 60

Ingredients

3
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
2
teaspoons ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1
container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting
2
tablespoons red cinnamon candies
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and nutmeg; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour mixture.
  • 2 Divide dough in half; flatten each half into 1/4-inch-thick round. Wrap dough rounds separately; refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured cloth-covered work surface, roll half of dough at a time with floured rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2- to 3-inch reindeer-shaped cookie cutter; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 Place frosting in large resealable food-storage plastic bags. Seal bag; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting along edge of each reindeer cookie. Place 1 cinnamon candy on each for nose.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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