Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

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These Nutter Butter reindeer cookies are just as much fun to make as they are to eat! Just a few simple ingredients turn a package of Nutter Butter cookies into cute holiday treat that’ll be the star of any Christmas party!

Nutter Butter cookies as reindeer

Kids and adults alike will go nuts for these cute and festive Nutter Butter reindeer cookies. Candy eyes and red M&Ms are attached to the peanut butter cookie with melted chocolate to create adorable reindeer faces, while mini pretzels form the reindeer antlers.

This fun and easy recipe doubles as a delicious craft project and the entire family will enjoy helping you create these adorable treats. It’s also quick and easy, with no baking required and only five ingredients.

Perfect for a a holiday dessert table or school event, these cute treats make great holiday cookies for your cookie tray. They’ll definitely bring a smile to everyone’s face and I can’t think of a better way to spread a little holiday cheer!

Why We Love This Recipe

Perfect for the Holiday Season – These adorable reindeer cookies are sure to be the cutest cookie at the party.

Easy and Inexpensive – With just a few simple ingredients and no baking required, they make a great simple and budget-friendly recipe.

Kid-Friendly – This sweet treat is a fun way to get the little ones involved and are really fun for holiday parties. They’ll love helping to add the reindeer antlers, eyes, and noses.

Ingredients

Nutter Butter Reindeer ingredients
  • Nutter Butter cookies – creates the reindeer heads
  • 36 mini pretzels – the antlers for the reindeer
  • 36 red M&Ms – creates the reindeer noses
  • 36 sets of candy eyes – creates the reindeer eyes
  • White melting chocolate – helps the eyes and noses to stay in place

How to Make Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

Step 1: Open one Nutter Butter cookie carefully. Break a mini pretzel in half and place one half on each side of the cookie, pressing the ends of the pretzel pieces into the peanut butter filling at the top of the cookie.

Nutter Butter cookies with pretzels

Step 2: Place the top cookie back onto the filling and press to secure it.

Nutter Butter Cookies with pretzels for reindeer horns

Step 3: Melt chocolate using the microwave or a double boiler. Place two small dots of melted chocolate on the top of the cookie. Add two candy eyes next, using the chocolate to secure them to the cookie.

Step 4: Add one small dot of melted chocolate to the bottom of each cookie. Press one red M&M on it to make the reindeer nose. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and let the chocolate cool and harden before serving.

Nutter Butter reindeer cookies on white background

Tips & Tricks

  • These will work best with the double nutty variety of Nutter Butter cookies. The extra filling makes it easier to keep the pretzel antlers in place.
  • Having trouble getting the pretzels to stay in place? Use a bit of white chocolate to secure them.
  • To apply the eyes and noses easily with less mess, dip a toothpick in the melted chocolate. Then place small amount on the cookie in the exact spot where you need it.
  • Don’t have red M&Ms? Red Hots candy will work as a substitute for the reindeer noses.
Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies with striped napkins

How Do I Store Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies?

Once the melted chocolate has hardened, place cookies in a single layer in an airtight container and store them at room temperature.

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies on red striped plate

More Holiday Treats

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies on red striped plate
Nutter Butter Reindeer cookies for recipe card
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Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
These easy reindeer cookies make a fun treat that everyone will love this Christmas season!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Open one Nutter Butter cookie carefully. Break a mini pretzel in half and place one half on each side of the cookie, pressing the ends of the pretzel pieces into the peanut butter filling at the top of the cookie.
    16 ounces Nutter Butter cookies (one package), 36 mini pretzel twists
  • Place the top cookie back onto the filling and press to secure it.
  • Melt chocolate using the microwave or a double boiler. Place two small dots of melted chocolate on the top of the cookie and add two candy eyes, using the chocolate to secure them to the cookie.
    White melting chocolate, 36 red M&Ms, 72 candy eyeballs
  • Add a little bit of melted chocolate to the bottom of each cookie and press one red M&M on it to make the reindeer nose. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and let the chocolate cool and harden before serving.

Notes

  • These will work best with the double nutty variety of Nutter Butter cookies. The extra filling makes it easier to keep the pretzel antlers in place.
  • If you’re having trouble getting the pretzels to stay in place, you can use a bit of white chocolate to secure them.
  • If you don’t have red M&Ms, you can use any other type of red candy for the nose. 
  • Any peanut butter sandwich cookies will work for this recipe, as long as they keep the same shape.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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