Thursday, December 16, 2010

Really Rad Reindeer Cookies

I'm that mom. You know the one....

Chief calls me a one upper. But honestly, I don't try to be. I'm just naturally that awesome.

My youngest son had his Christmas party at school today. I love to show off cook. I especially love to make treats for the boys class parties.

Here's what I made for today.

Now granted, I took the easier way out and used a gingerbread cookie mix. 

*insert Martha Stewart rolling over in her million dollar kitchen* 

I'm so super busy running around in circles getting nothing accomplished that I had to cut corners a bit. But they turned out delish and they were a hit with the kiddos!

Take the prepared gingerbread cookie dough (feel free to try these with sugar cookies if you prefer) and roll them into 1" balls. 

Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

Flatten them into a circle using the bottom of a glass. 

Pinch the sides to make the face shape. 

Place broken pretzels in the top for antlers. 

Bake cookies according to directions. 

Immediately upon taking them out of the oven, place two chocolate chips for the eyes and one red m&m for the nose. 

If the m&m's pop out after the cookies cool, use a tiny bit of icing to "glue" the nose back on. 

I dropped a couple of the cookies and used the icing to preform surgery reattach broken antlers as well. 

So if you are looking to outdo the other moms be the "Belle of the Ball" with the 4 to12 year old set, give these cookies a try. 

If you want to see other cookie recipes, head on over to Think Tank Momma's Share a Spoon.

Think Tank Momma


Amber said...

aww they're so cute!!

M-Cat said...

They are CUTE and prolly taste yummy!

We were never allowed to send homebaked goodies to my kids' school.

Ed said...

Aren't those cute!

*shoots self in face*

adrienzgirl said...

Those are so dang cute! Kamden says they're EPIC! He's 8. You're a big hit!

Seriously, these are awesome!

Thanks for Sharing you one upper you!


Babes Mami said...

There are terribly adorable.

What's wrong with being the amazing awesome mom that everyone wants to stab??

Krista said...

We are planning to make these for a Christmas party this weekend! But not gingerbread ones.

These looks great!

Brittney said...


Oka said...

kewl, thanks for sharing

Krista said...

Nope. I changed my mind. I like your gingerbread ones better. Going with that idea. Thanks!

gayle said...

They are so cute! I will pass this on to my daughter. I think she would have fun making them with my grandson!

Kmama said...

Those are really cute and I think I might actually be able to handle that!

TortugaRachel said...

I didn't sign up for treats for the holiday party this year, but I will probably make these anyway, haha! They're just too cute not to!

Jennifer Bruno said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short! I wish I'd have seen this post about 4 hours ago! I've spent all night making BORING sugar cookies because I'm a creative mute. Dang it! Oh well, maybe next time! By the way... I'm a new follower. Enjoying your blog a bunch!

Linda said...

Very creative! I say take a shortcut when you can, there is never enough time in the day if you don't. I just signed up to follow your blog. I like your sense of humor!

Donda said...

Those are soooo cute!

The Blue Zoo said...

Very cute! =)

myra said...

Dear Mom,
Can you please send some my way? Even though I've been MIA in life?

The Daughter in Texas

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

I absolutely have to try those for Monkey and Mouse!!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those are so freaking adorable!

Jessica said...

These are so cute, dahling! I love, love, love them you one-upper, you!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

How am I only just seeing these? You even took the time to BREAK the pretzels into small antlers? You are a one-upper, arentcha? ;)

Shell said...

So cute.

But, um, one-upper? Glad you are far from me. Even if it means you can't go shopping with me and help the fashion-challenged.

I still don't need to feel that cookie-insecurity.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I made those last year & you're right, all the other moms were jealous.