Reindeer Cookie Recipe

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Reindeer Cookies
by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks – softened)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • red and brown M&M’s
  • chocolated-covered mini pretzels


  • Combine flour and baking soda together in separate bowl.
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl or mixer until creamy and smooth.
  • Add eggs and beat well. Gradually add flour and beat into mixture.
  • Scoop cookie dough into one teaspoon sized balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven when cookie is still soft enough to add the M&Ms and have them stick. Do not over bake the cookies.
  • Immediately add two chocolate-covered mini pretzels to the top and the M&M’s (two brown and one red) to the face.
  • Let cool about 20-30 minutes before removing from the parchment paper.


  • I used a one-teaspoon scooper I had for the cookie dough. These cookies spread out a lot so when I tried my three-teaspoon scooper it was definitely too big. The one teaspoon sized cookie seems to fit the M&M’s and pretzels just right.

Thanks, The Centsible Family!

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