Reindeer Cookies


I often compare my life to the infamous scene in Home Alone when everyone wakes up and realizes that they overslept.  The entire family is running around the house frantically trying to get out the door, that instrumental song “Holiday Flight” is playing, and it just looks like complete chaos.  That is how I feel this December and in my mind that song is playing on repeat.

Tis the Season!  Although I started pre-gaming for Christmas super early this year we have been crazy busy with parties, work commitments, juggling 2 kids, and just the general hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Not too mention that my oven has been acting up, so I just didn’t have it in me to “bake” cookies this year.   Rather than throw in the towel I decided to “Fake Bake” something super easy that didn’t involve my oven OR even my mixer.  The Turkey Cookies  I made for Thanksgiving were so simple and cute I decided to make something similar for Christmas.  Reindeer cookies 🙂



Nutter Butter Cookies

Small pretzels

Wilton candy eyes

Red M&M’s

Melting Chocolate


I started by lining my cookie sheet with wax paper and laying out my pretzels.  The chocolate cools super fast so I also had my eyes and nose close by ready to assemble!



Again the best way to melt chocolate is to put it in a glass measuring cup and microwave in 30 second intervals at 50% power.  Dip the cookie in the chocolate once its nice and melted and balance with a fork.  Wait until most of the drips have fallen off and then place on top of the antlers.

DSCN3085Immediately put your eyes and nose on the wet chocolate.  Repeat this until you have made as many Reindeer as you like.  If the chocolate starts to get chunky go ahead and microwave for another 30 seconds.


Happy Fake Baking everyone!!

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