Christmas Cookies Kids Can Make

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One of my favorite holiday activities to do with the kids is to bake cookies together. It’s fun and easy and we get to enjoy our yummy creations too! When it comes to kids in the kitchen though, it’s important to provide them with simple recipes they can create with minimal help from parents. The more they can do by themselves, the happier they are! Today, I’m sharing with you a very easy and super cute reindeer cookie recipe that kids will love to make and Santa will love to eat on Christmas Eve. Enjoy!


Reindeer Cookies


  • 1 roll refrigerated cookie dough (any flavor you like; we like to use either gingerbread or peanut butter because it’s brown like a reindeer)
  • Small pretzel twists (for the antlers)
  • Milk chocolate chips (for the eyes)
  • Red M&Ms (for the red nose)

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. With hands, shape the cookie dough roll into a triangle-shaped log. Make sure that cookie dough is well-chilled before handling.

With thin sharp knife, cut dough into ¼ inch triangular slices and place on silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near corners for antlers.


Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until set. While warm, lightly press 2 chocolate chips into each cookie for eyes and 1 red M&M for nose. If necessary, use a little icing to “glue” red M&M as the nose.


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