These adorably sweet holiday cookies will make anyone happy – at a cookie exchange, to drop off for friends and neighbors or anywhere.
Every year I feel pressure to come up with a fun treat around Christmas. Holiday cookies are no joke! But with just a little bit of work, you can make these reindeer cookies that both taste good and look so cute. You know that I’m a fan of easy recipes by now. And who has time to spend hours and hours during the holidays? Not me!
To make these Reindeer Cookies, You’ll Need:
The ingredients for the cookie part are simple- Ritz crackers (or similar), peanut butter, chocolate to melt (lots of different ways to do this). To make the reindeer all you need is edible oogly eyes, pretzels and cinnamon candies.
You can purchase all of the supplies at most grocery stores and I’ve found the edible eyes at Walmart, Target and Joann’s. But in case you’d like to order online, you can grab them here:
Other Holiday Treat Recipes:
If you love this easy Holiday Cookie recipe, you’re going to love these other holiday treat recipes. Please click each link below to find the easy, printable recipe!
- Christmas Cookies
- Reindeer Rice Krispies
- Truffle Christmas Cupcakes
- Peppermint Homemade Oreos
- Orange Chocolate Bread
- Santa Blondies
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- 100 Ritz crackers (any round buttery salted crackers will do)
- 1 ½ c creamy peanut butter
- 24 oz chocolate almond bark or meltable chocolate
- 50 cinnamon candies
- 50 small twist pretzels
- 100 edible candy eyes
Roll out wax paper on a cookie sheet.
Spread peanut butter on the flat side of one cracker. Then sandwich one on top.
Repeat with all crackers, set aside.
Melt almond bark in the microwave according to directions (double boiler can be used as well)
Place cookies in chocolate and swirl around until covered, remove and place on the wax paper.
Add 2 eyes, 1 cinnamon candy and pretzel on top to create the reindeer.
Let stand on wax paper for about 1/2 hour to 1 hour to harden.
You can also put in the fridge to set up quicker.
If you aren't serving these immediately you can store them in air tight container or freeze them.
Use wax paper in between the layers of cookies.
Notes: I placed the pretzel at the top of each cookie right after I set them on the wax paper. Josh suggested cutting the bottom half off so that they would be more stable and still look like antlers. You can do whatever you think looks best. The jury is still out on who won that debate in our home.