Reindeer Sugar Cookies

    Posted by  ·  December 20, 2016

    These Reindeer Sugar Cookies are perfect for your holiday celebrations. Make a plate for a neighbor.  Your kids will be thrilled with these cute cookies.  For more holiday cookie recipes try these butterscotch gingerbread cookies or this sugar cookie frosting, it is a favorite in my family.

    chocolate reindeer sugar cookies

    Reindeer Sugar Cookies Supplies

    Wilton Royal Icing Mix
    Performance Color System (brown, yellow, red)
    2- tip #3
    2 pastry bags
    2 plastic couplers
    gingerbread man cookie cutter cutter
    Sprinkle holiday mix (green trees)
    Red nonpareils
    royal icing eyes
    needle tool
    chocolate sugar cookie dough
    Wilton pastry bag clips

    reindeer cookies supplies

    Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe

    by Georganne Bell (You will want to visit Georganne’s site. She has some fabulous tips for making these cookies.)

    1 cup butter
    1/4 cup shortening
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 teaspoon salt
    3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    2/3 cup cocoa
    or 3 1/2 cups flour

    Cream butter, shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add baking powder and salt and mix again. Stir in the cocoa until well blended. Add flour 1 cup at a time. If you are going to make these cookies right away, add 3 1/2 cups flour. If you are going to “chill” the dough, or just wait for another day to make your cookies, stop at 3 cups.  Roll out on lightly floured surface. Bake at 375 F for 7-10 minutes.  Georganne recommends rolling cookies about  3/16″ thick and bake for 7 minutes.


    How to Decorate Reindeer Sugar Cookies

    Make and bake gingerbread man chocolate sugar cookies. Allow cookies to cool completely.


    According to package directions mix up royal icing. Divide icing and color a little more than half light brown. The light brown royal icing should be flood consistency (see package instructions. Fill one pastry bag fitted with a #3 tip with the light brown royal icing. Fill the other bag with thicker piping consistency white royal icing.

    reindeer cookie flood technique

    With light brown royal icing draw outline of reindeer face on cookie. Fill in area with the royal icing. With the needle tool push icing to edge of cookie.

    reindeer cookie needle technique

    Pipe on antlers with the white icing.

    Before icing sets, place a red m & m nose and royal icing eyes. Put two candy trees and a few red nonpareils at base of one antler to look like holly and berries.


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    Reindeer Cupcakes

    These Reindeer Cupcakes are super simple to make and are easy and fun for kids!




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