Reindeer Cookie Recipe

Cute reindeer faces are created using Pepperidge Farm Milano Dark Chocolate Cookies and Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers are piped to create the antlers. Frosting dots with chocolate chips and cinnamon red hot are piped for eyes and nose.  So cute and so much fun to make. Your kids will love making these except for the antlers they can be tricky. I am sure you will have to help with those. 🙂

How to Make Milano Reindeer Cookies 

How to make Milano Reindeer cookies for Christmas lizbushong.com

For these No Bake cookies, you will need Pepperidge Farm Dark Chocolate Milano Cookies. These cookies come in various flavors so select what you love. You will also need to order a mini silicone bow mold to create the cute tiny bows from candy melts.  I used green but you can make it your own using any color scheme.

Ok lets get started. First, line a baking sheet with parchment and outline the shape of your antlers.  The shorter they are the less likely they are to break when you pick them up to attach.  You will want to make more than you plan for because some will break.

Using a pencil or pen create your pattern for the antlers, place this parchment sheet under a clean parchment paper sheet and this will be where you pipe the antlers.

DECORATING THE COOKIES

  1. In small saucepan boil 1/2 cup water.  Remove from heat.
  2. In  dry glass measuring cup add melting wafers.  Place this cup in saucepan with hot water.  Be sure not to get any water or steam on the chocolate.  Stir to melt.
  3. Using a disposable piping bag with no tip, add melted chocolate.  Clip small opening of filled piping bag and pipe antlers onto parchment paper. Allow to sit until solid and able to pick up.
  4. Remove antlers to clean sheet of parchment paper.  With melted chocolate, pipe medium sized dots on ends of antlers ( this is the glue to attach the antlers to the head of cookie.)
  5. To help reinforce the antlers, connect the chocolate dots with melted chocolate.  While chocolate is wet, gently press one end of cookie to the melted chocolate.  Allow chocolate to harden before moving cookie.  Melt green candy melts and fill mini bow mold smooth top of mold with an off set spatula for even flat side bows. Chill to firm. Pop out of mold when ready to decorate cookies.
  6. Fill second piping bag with frosting,  make dots for eyes and nose, then add chips and red candy, attach green mini bow under the mouth. Bows are optional but make em really cute.
  7. Allow to harden before storing in covered container.
  8. Note:  These cookies are fragile so handle with care and make about one day or two before serving.

Hope you will make these fun No Bake Cookies for your cookie tray or hot cocoa snack board.

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Milano Reindeer Cookies

Create Christmas fun with Reindeer cookies made from Milano Dark Chocolate cookies, chocolate piped antlers, chips for eyes, cinnamon red hots for mouth and tiny green bows from molded candy melts.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: no bake
  • Total Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert- Christmas cookie
  • Method: No Bake-Decorating
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Units Scale

12– Milano Dark Chocolate Cookies-Pepperidge Farm

1/4 cup Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers

12– Cinnamon Red Candies ( or M & M’s)

24– Chocolate Chips

1/4 cup vanilla frosting- home made or canned

2-Disposable piping bags or zip lock bag for piping chocolate and frosting

1/2 cup green candy melts for bow’s.

Small silicone bow mold link is above in post.

Instructions

  1. Line a  baking sheet  with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In small saucepan boil 1/2 cup water.  Remove from heat.
  3. In  dry glass measuring cup add melting wafers.  Place this cup in saucepan with hot water.  Be sure not to get any water or steam on the chocolate.  Stir to melt.
  4. Using a disposable piping bag with no tip, add melted chocolate.  Clip small opening of filled piping bag and pipe antlers onto parchment paper. Allow to sit until solid and able to pick up.
  5. Remove antlers to clean sheet of parchment paper.  With melted chocolate, pipe medium sized dots on ends of antlers ( this is the glue to attach the antlers to the head of cookie.)
  6. To help reinforce the antlers, connect the chocolate dots with melted chocolate.  While chocolate is wet, gently press one end of cookie to the melted chocolate.  Allow chocolate to harden before moving cookie. Melt green candy melts same process, fill bow mold, chill, release and attach to cookie with frosting.
  7. Fill second piping bag with frosting, make dots for eyes and nose, then add chips, red candy for mouth and green bow. Bows are optional.
  8. Allow to harden before storing in covered container.

Notes

These cookies are very fragile, the antlers are tricky to make. So make more than you need. You can always remelt the candy and start over if necessary.  Piping antlers thick but decorative is a great way to keep them from breaking.

Keywords: Milano Reindeer Cookies, Dark Chocolate Cookies, Christmas cookies

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