Tis the season of Christmas cookies! I’m so excited to share these Reindeer Truffle Christmas Cookies with you! Kids and adults will love these cute reindeers, they’ll be the star of your cookie platter this holiday season!
Reindeer Truffle Cookies
Some of my favorite blogging friends and I are back again this Christmas season to share some new Christmas cookie recipes with you. I hope mine will bring a little holiday cheer to your season. After all, anything with “googly eyes” will have your crowd laughing!
How to Make Reindeer Truffle Cookies
First up is the base! You can use any cookie flavor you want. I made my own small sugar cookies, but you could certainly use store-bought cookies as well. Chocolate cookies would also be a delicious choice.
Next, you’ll place an unwrapped chocolate truffle on top. I used Lindt truffles, but any brand should do just fine. You can also make your own chocolate truffle. Oreo truffles would be a delicious choice!
One little trick to getting the truffles to sink down into the cookie is to use the bottom of a wooden spoon to make a small indention in the cookie while it is still warm (but let them fully cool before placing the truffle in the indention). You obviously won’t be able to do this with store-bought cookies, so just use a bit of melted chocolate to stick the truffle onto the cookie.
Now, melt a handful (I used 1/3 cup) of chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring well. This will be your “glue” for your reindeer’s antlers, eyes and nose.
For the eyes, use candy eyes (here are the same ones I used on Amazon). I used mini pretzels for the antler. Buy extra pretzels as some will bring when you’re trying to cut them in half. No worries, now you have instant pretzel snacks while you make your reindeers.
Red candies make the nose! You could use cinnamon hots or red mini M&Ms which is what I used for mine!
One little trick with the antlers: Use a serrated knife to carefully “score” the pretzel and then use your hands to snap it in half. Every antler can be different, so don’t worry too much if they’re not identical. They’ll still be DELICIOUS!
My daughter loved helping me with these cute reindeer truffle cookies. She carefully placed on the eyes and nose. This is definitely a fun Christmas cookie for the kids to help with!
If you make these Reindeer Cookies this Christmas, be SURE to send me a picture! I’d LOVE to see yours!
Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for links to more delicious Christmas cookies from my blogging pals!
Don’t forget that you can absolutely use store-bought cookies or dough, but I have included my recipe for the sugar cookies I made below.
Reindeer Truffle Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter - room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 24 chocolate truffles
- 48 candy eyes
- 24 red mini M&Ms
- 30 mini pretzels
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add in increments to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll dough into 24 1-2" balls and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Use flour if dough is very sticky.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes (do not over-bake). Remove from oven and gently press a small indention into the center of each cookie with the bottom of a wooden spoon.
- Allow cookies to completely cool. Break each mini pretzel in half to make antlers. You'll only need 48 halfs (24 whole mini pretzels), but account for some breaking and have extra.
- Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips until smooth.
- Place a chocolate truffle into the center of each cookie. You can use melted chocolate to help it stay secure.
- Use a toothpick and secure the candy eyes, red candy nose, and pretzel antlers onto the chocolate truffle using the melted chocolate.
- Allow melted chocolate to set-up (2-3 minutes). Enjoy!
More Delicious Christmas Cookies
- Rudolph Nose Dough Balls from Julie Blanner
- Peppermint Kiss Cookies from Inspired By Charm
- Chai Spice Sugar Cookies from Lovely Indeed
- Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Linzer Cookies from Freutcake
- Boho Rainbow Gingerbread Cookies from The Proper Blog
- Christmas Sugar Cookies from Paper ‘n Stitch
- Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies from Sugar and Charm