Chocolate Reindeer Christmas Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Reindeer Christmas Cookies are one of the perfect example of delicious Christmas cookies.

Chocolate Reindeer Cookies Recipe

The subtle chocolate color and taste make them a nice alternative to plain vanilla sugar cookies.


  • 1-1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of cubed butter
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • 2-3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

For Topping:

  • Miniature pretzels
  • Red shoestring licorice, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can of chocolate frosting
  • M&M’s miniature baking bits, cherry sour balls and nonpareil-coated chocolate candies


  1. Take a large saucepan over low heat, cook the brown sugar, butter and water until butter is melted.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips until smooth and let it cool 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in Vegetable Oil and almond extract.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; fold into chocolate mixture.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets, cover it and freeze until firm. Transfer frozen cookie dough balls to a large resealable plastic freezer bag.
  6. Remove the frozen cookie dough and place the balls on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Topping on the Cookie:

  1. Meanwhile, cut two rounded sides from each pretzel. Make a 3/4-in. cut in each licorice piece.
  2. Working with a few cookies at a time, frost cookie and position pretzels for antlers, M&M’s for eyes and a sour ball for the nose.
  3. Shape licorice for the mouth; place on cookie. Add nonpareil candies for a collar.