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How To Make Rudolph Cookies


You may not find anything cuter than these delicious Rudolph Cookies!


I just love the holidays! With the festive music playing, the happy smiles and all the holiday treats, it’s seriously one of the best and most magical times of the year. 


In our house, it just wouldn’t feel “quite” like Christmas if we didn’t make our favorite Rudolph Cookies. Not only are they super festive, but they are downright delicious as well! 


Every year we make them, and every year they’re a hit. Sometimes we make them and read Christmas stories, sometimes we bake them and sit around and talk, and sometimes…we cook them and don’t say a word because we’re happy just savoring each and every bite. 


This year, we’re gonna leave a couple out for Santa to enjoy as well. It’s no secret that Rudolph is his favorite reindeer so we thought the jolly fellow would get a kick out of having his very own Rudolph Cookie to give him the energy to get through the night!


And if there happen to be any delicious Rudolph Cookies left over after Christmas night, I’m volunteering to be part of that clean-up crew! 


Rudolph Cookies: Christmas Snack


How To Make Rudolph Cookies:

What’s Needed:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 2/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar (for rolling)
  • Red Peanut M&M’s
  • Small Candy Eyes
  • Pretzel Twists



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How To Make:

To begin making these Christmas cookies, preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, beat your softened butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar together until creamy. Next, mix in your egg, milk, and vanilla extract.


mixing ingredients for rudolph cookies


In a separate mixing bowl, add your flour, baking soda and salt, and mix. After the ingredients are combined, add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix until you have a thick dough. Next, form your dough into small balls, roll into your sugar, and place onto your baking sheet. Then, bake for 10 minutes and let cool.


ingredients needed for rudolph cookies


Next, press a red M&M onto the bottom center of each cookie. Then, dab a little frosting onto the back of two candy eyes and stick them above the red M&M nose.


adding on the nose and the antlers

Finally, break a pretzel in half, dab the ends in frosting, and stick into the top of your cookies.


Homemade Rudolph Cookies


Your kids are sure to love making these Rudolph Cookies for a special treat for Santa to eat. 


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