Did you know that you can make reindeer cookies using an upside down gingerbread man cookie cutter?
These are so fun to make and the kids will enjoy helping. I know my boys did!
(While you’re here, make sure you check out all of our Christmas cookies recipes. They are perfect for creating together as a family and giving as gifts or making for Santa.)
- pre-made gingerbread cookie dough
- white icing
- chocolate icing
- red spice drop
- red decorating icing, I like this one that comes with a tip
- 2 sandwich bags
- gingerbread cookie cutter
- rolling pin
- holly candy decorations
- flour for rolling out the dough, just a little
Roll out your cookie dough on a slightly floured surface.
Use the cookie cutter to make the gingerbread man/reindeer shape.
Transfer the cookie dough shapes to a cookie sheet and bake according to the package directions.
Once done, let them cool 100%.
Put a couple of spoonfuls of each icing in it’s own sandwich bag.
Use a pair of scissors to put a small piece of one of the bottom corners of the bag off so you can now use the bag to pipe the icing.
Now you have a reindeer.
Draw the antlers on as the picture below shows.
Draw in the ears.
Add white icing for the eyes. Then put a large dot of chocolate over that to make a more real looking eye.
Use the white frosting to also serve as glue for the gum drop nose.
Use the red icing to make a smile.
Finally, use the white icing on the back of one piece of holly candy and stick it to the reindeer head, below the antlers but above the eyebrows.
Santa would love to get one of these when he visits your house this year.
A glass of egg nog goes perfectly with this!
Now, wasn’t that easy?
More Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes:
- No Bake Santa Cookies
- Iced Christmas Cookies (Snowman)
- Easy Sugar Cookies
- Ranger Cookies
- Holiday Thumbprint Cookies