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Reindeer cookies

December 15, 2010
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Inspired by an old issue of National Geographic Kids,  we made reindeer cookies this week.   I sliced a tube of (cover your eyes, Mom) store-bought sugar cookie dough.  Tea pushed the circles of dough onto 2 mini pretzel twists each for antlers and added a red-hot to each in the general nose area before baking the cookies.

After they came out of the oven and cooled, he used Nutella as a glue to attach marshmallows and mini chocolate chips to the face for eyes.  He first tried to spread the Nutella with a butter knife, but that was tricky for him.  Dragging the item to be glued through a big glob of Nutella worked better.

The cookies turned out cute, and the salty pretzel really tastes good with the sweet cookie.  The antlers also make a good handle to eat them with (or to hold while dunking).  Tea claims he made boy reindeer and girl reindeer, and doles them out to people according to gender.

I can’t tell the boys from the girls, but I think they are all delicious, and the boys seem to agree.

What’s your favorite Christmas craft to do with littles?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2010 3:18 pm

    Very cute! I love keeping kids involved in cooking/baking, my Pumpkin would love to make these!

  2. December 15, 2010 3:53 pm

    Those are so cute, Robin! I love them.

  3. Courtney permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:15 pm

    Wow, Tea. Those are some awesome reindeer and I am very impressed that the marshmallows and chocolate chips ended up on the cookies and not in your belly. As would have been the case with Pia. My favorite Christmas craft is paper snowflakes, especially since Pia would happily sit and do those all day long. Second place is watching Band Aid’s “Do they know it’s Christmas” on you tube over and over and over again. Wait. Not a craft so much, is it?

  4. December 15, 2010 11:57 pm

    They are so cute these cookies and the boys who made them 🙂

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