Reindeer Cookies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.
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5 from 1 vote

Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookies are a festive recipe made with brownie sandwich cookies, frosting, pretzels, chocolate candies, and candy eyes!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell





  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine all of the ingredients and mix well, scraping down the sides as needed. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the dough into balls. Roll each ball between palms and place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies should have a thin film on top and the batter should no longer be glossy, should still be able to see small ripples of darker batter. DO NOT OVERBAKE THESE COOKIES. They will cook up fast and can dry out easily if cooked too long. Every oven is different, so do a few in a test batch to see how long they need. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, pipe or spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting on the bottom side of half the cookies. Place two mini pretzels on top of the frosting, then sandwich with another cookie.
  • Gently dip the backside of the candy eyes and red candies in frosting and use it to adhere to the cookies to make the face.


  • These cookies are a little temperamental when it comes to baking time. You see, they cook pretty quickly, and one extra minute could mean a not-so-fudgy center (wahhhh, nobody want's that). I have a gas oven and I found the 8 minute was the perfect amount of time.
  • You want these cookies to be slightly undercooked when you take them out of the oven because they will continue to cook a little on the baking sheet. I think if you have an electric oven, you're going to want either 9 or 10 minutes of cook time, but test a couple of cookies first so you get them right where you want 'em!
  • The batter is very thick and sticky, I do not recommend mixing it with a whisk or even with a whisk attachment for a stand mixer.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg