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Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Makes: 36 servings Yield: 36 cookies
Prep 40 mins Chill 3 hrs Bake 375°F 7 mins to 9 mins
Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2  teaspoons  cream of tartar
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 72  small pretzel twists
  • 72  candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  • 36  small red gum drops
Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

2. Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Wrap portions in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill for 3 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion into a circle 6 inches in diameter. Using a knife, cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. For antlers, on each triangle lightly press a pretzel into the upper corners. Press in chocolate pieces for eyes. For a nose, press a red gumdrop into the dough triangle about 1/2 inch from the point.

5. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes 36 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Reindeer Cookies)
  • Servings Per Recipe 36,
  • cal. (kcal) 191,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 31,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 316,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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