Reindeer Cookies

Yesterday was our annual cookie exchange at work and everyone joked that if I made cookies that were too fancy I wouldn’t be invited back next year! So, in order to keep my social life intact I made an old favourite of mine… reindeer cookies.  I saw this recipe a few years ago on the Pillsbury website and have been making them almost every Christmas since.  I mean, how cute are these reindeer?!


  • 1 tube chilled Pillsbury peanut butter or gingerbread cookie dough
  • 1 regular sized bag of pretzel twists
  • Mini chocolate wafers (or you could use chocolate chips, M&Ms)
  • Swedish berry candies (or any round red candy)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using your hands, form the entire role of dough into a triangle shape log (one edge is pointed, the rest slightly rounded)
  • Slice the dough into approximately 32 even slices
  • Place dough slices (pointy side down) on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Gently press two pretzels into the top of the dough slices for antlers.
  • Bake cookies for 7-11 minutes or until slightly browned (do not overbake).
  • Remove cookies from the oven and immediately press 2 wafers into the cookies for eyes and one Swedish berry near the bottom of the cookie for the nose.
  • Recipe yields approximately 32 cookies.


Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from Reindeer Cookies Recipe from Pillsbury

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