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Easy Reindeer Cookies

easy reindeer cookies Dessert
Easy Reindeer Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 30

Stir up some cookies, and have the kids help decorate these tasty ginger cookies! MORE+ LESS-

July 26, 2018

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
tablespoons mild molasses
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
60
small pretzel twists
60
semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup)
30
small gumdrops

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, break up cookie dough; stir in molasses. Add flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves; mix thoroughly with hands until blended.
  • 2
    With hands, shape cookie dough into 8-inch log. Shape into triangle-shaped log. Place in freezer 45 minutes or in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours until firm.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 350°F. With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 30 (1/4-inch) slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart. Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near corners for antlers.
  • 4
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set and light golden brown. While warm, lightly press 2 chocolate chips into each cookie for eyes and gumdrop for nose. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Let stand until chocolate chips are set, about 15 minutes. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

  • Candy-coated chocolate candies may be substituted for the gumdrop nose.
  • Keep dough well-chilled for easy slicing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie (With Decorations)
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Making Christmas cookie shapes during the holiday season is a fun baking tradition in many households. It’s the perfect activity to do with the whole family, and the shapes you can make are many—popular shapes include Christmas trees, mittens, stars, gingerbread men, snowmen and reindeer cookies. Making these shapes often requires special cookie cutters, but this particular reindeer cookie recipe doesn’t require any! So, there’s no need to rush out to the store to find cookie cutters anymore. With a few simple steps and some candy, you can make these adorable reindeer cookies with almost no tools or fuss. Not a big fan of gingerbread cookie dough? Pillsbury fans have tried this recipe with peanut butter dough instead and have had great results. Whichever dough you decide to use, let us know how these turned out! When you’re done making these, don’t forget to browse all of our other cookie recipes. Have some cookie questions? We have the kitchen-tested tips for you to have on hand while you bake.

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