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Reindeer sugar cookie with pretzel antlers

reindeer sugar cookies recipe

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Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 76 kcal

what you'll need

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pretzel twists
  • small cinnamon candies
  • brown royal icing
  • 1 3 in cookie cutter round

let's do it

  • Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in remaining ingredients until combined.
  • Flatten dough on parchment lined cookie sheet, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Roll dough on lightly floured surface to ¼" thickness then cut out dough using 3" round circle cookie cutter.
  • Break pretzel twists to use for antlers then press pretzel antlers into dough.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes and let cookies cool completely.
  • Pipe on reindeer eyes using royal icing. Then pipe small amount of royal icing on back of Red Hots and place on cookie for nose.

One Last Thing

Pressing the pretzels in the dough before baking secures the pretzels to the cookie.


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
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