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Chocolate cookies decorated to look like reindeer with pretzel antlers.
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5 from 5 votes

Reindeer Cookies

These reindeer cookies are easy to make and so adorable! They're the cutest Christmas cookies!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Servings: 24 -28


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can chocolate frosting (1-2 cups of homemade chocolate frosting)
  • 24-28 mini Nilla Wafers
  • 24-28 red and brown m&ms
  • 1 package candy eyes
  • 48-56 mini pretzels


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine your cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil and stir together to make a thick cookie batter.
  • Scoop 1 1/2 - 2 TBS of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with additional dough.
  • Place 12 cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • Bake cookies for about 8 minutes until the tops start to get crinkly.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  • Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Spread frosting over the top of a cookie.
  • Place one nilla wafer onto the bottom half of cookie.
  • Place two candy eyes above the nilla wafer.
  • Place two pretzels above the eyes like antlers.
  • Attach one m&m to each Nilla wafer using frosting.
  • Allow frosting to set and serve!