Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

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Gingerbread reindeer are a quick easy cookie that you can make with your family that does not require any baking. Therefore, you will have all the fun of making them together without too much time or effort.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Gingerbread reindeer are a quick easy cookie that you can make with your family that does not require any baking. Therefore, you will have all the fun of making them together without too much time or effort.

Gingerbread reindeer cookie on a snowflack sheet

This gingerbread reindeer recipe is a no bake, quick but cute cookie that starts with all store bought ingredients for a fun cookie project.

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What makes this recipe great? This recipe is no bake, easy to make, takes no time and the end result are truly adorable.

  • 5 Minutes: Make in minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 5 ingredient.
  • Family Friendly: A great project to make with your kids.
Gingerbread reindeer cookies on a snowflake cutout

What You Need to Make Gingerbread Reindeer

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Gingerbread Reindeer – Step by Step

  • Fill: First, fill piping bag with cream cheese frosting.
  • Pipe: Second, to make the faces, on the front side of the cookies pipe small dots of frosting where the eyes and nose will be. Then place eyes and m&m nose on the frosting dot.
  • Fill: To make the sandwich part, pipe frosting over entire backside surface of the cookies. Put the face cookie on top of the piped frosting.
  • Antlers: Finally, place the antlers in between the layers.

Common Questions About Gingerbread Reindeer

DO THESE COOKIES HAVE TO BE REFRIGERATED?

Yes, you should refrigerate cookies that has cream cheese frosting.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT COOKIE?

Of course, you can use any type of cookie that you desire, The gingerbread just have that beautiful reindeer color.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

The best part is that you can use as many or as few of these cookies as you desire.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed they can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

Expert Tips for Making Gingersnap Rudolph Cookies

  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use pretzels for the antlers, then the cookie will all be edible.
  • Variation tip: Use a sugar cookie dipped in chocolate for the base. Then stick the candies directly to the chocolate before it sets.
  • Smaller Version: Try an oreo cookie for the base of your reindeer cookie and stick the antlers into the frosting.
  • Gluten Free: Make with gluten free ginger snaps.
  • Make Your Own: Have a great recipe for gingersnaps and cream cheese icing? Then make your own.

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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Gingerbread reindeer are a quick easy cookie that you can make with your family that does not require any baking. Therefore, you will have all the fun of making them together without too much time or effort.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 24 Gingersnap cookies
  • 8 oz Cream cheese frosting
  • 12 Red mini M&M’s
  • 24 Sugar decorator eyes

Instructions

  • Fill piping bag with cream cheese frosting.
  • To make the faces, on the front side of the cookies pipe small dots of frosting where the eyes and nose will be.
  • Then place eyes and m&m nose on the frosting dot.
  • To make the sandwich part, pipe frosting over entire backside surface of the cookies.
  • Put the face cookie on top of the piped frosting.
  • Place the antlers in between the layers.
  • Rudolf is ready!

Expert Tips

 
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use pretzels for the antlers, then the cookie will all be edible.
  • Variation tip: Use a sugar cookie dipped in chocolate for the base. Then stick the candies directly to the chocolate before it sets.
  • Smaller Version: Try an oreo cookie for the base of your reindeer cookie and stick the antlers into the frosting.
  • Gluten Free: Make with gluten free ginger snaps.
  • Make Your Own: Have a great recipe for gingersnaps and cream cheese icing? Then make your own.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, cookies, gingerbread, gingersnap, reindeer

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