Milano Reindeer Cookies

How to make Milano Reindeer cookies for Christmas

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.


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.


  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.


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.

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