Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Cookies

‘Tis the season for decorating cookies, and in our house decorating sugar cookies and gingerbread just isn’t nearly enough, this year we decorated Oreo’s too .

Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Cookies

Make yummy reindeer cookie treats with the kids this holiday season

What you need:

  • Oreo cookies (we used the red crème Winter Oreo’s)
  • M&M’s (red)
  • Candy eyes
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate chips
Holiday Recipes for Kids: Ingredients for Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer cookies are simple and fun to make.

Very carefully break the pretzels – I tried using a sharp knife for this but found it cracked the side of the pretzel I wanted intact, so breaking small pieces off them by hand was much easier.

Next, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl (check the package for directions on how to do this).

Dip one side of the pretzel into the chocolate and place on a sheet of wax paper.  Place into the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Holiday Recipes for Kids: Pretzels dipped in chocolate for reindeer cookies

Pretzels dipped in chocolate are a yummy treat on their own, made even more delicious when attached to an Oreo cookie.

While the chocolate dipped pretzels are in the freezer, use small amounts of the melted chocolate to attach the red M&M nose and the candy eyes to the front of the Oreo to make the reindeer face.

Remove the pretzels from the freezer and dip the bottom into the chocolate.  Place it very carefully into the top of the Oreo cookie.  Repeat with the other pretzel antler.  Stand the cookie up in a narrow dish (you could use a mini muffin tin, egg cup, or dish) until the pretzel antlers are set.

Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Cookies finished product

Holiday Reindeer cookies are easy enough for kids to make.

Do you have any fun treats planned for your kids this holiday season?  Are you going to be decorating cookies?

Tonya
Zui Mom

 

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning, decorating, and travel tips.  She has three kids (twin 1st graders and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.

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