Oreo Reindeer Cookies

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These Oreo Reindeer Cookies are a delicious and easy holiday treat that are as fun to make as they are to eat. These festive reindeer are guaranteed to be the cutest treat on your dessert table!

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Oreo Reindeer Cookies

Who doesn’t love Oreo cookies?! Now you can turn an ordinary Oreo into an adorable holiday treat with this easy Oreo Reindeer cookie recipe. Oreos are coated in rich and creamy dark chocolate and decorated with candy eyes, M&Ms, and chocolate antlers to make the cutest reindeer faces.

Not only are these fun and easy to assemble but this no-bake recipe is also a delicious craft project that the whole family can help with. Kids love the cute reindeer faces, so these chocolate covered treats are perfect for kids’ parties, classroom events, or any kind of holiday celebration.

These festive Oreo treats will be a great addition to any party and they’re sure to make everyone smile. When you’re done, you can have some fun making these adorable Oreo Penguins too!

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Why We Love This Recipe

  • Great for the Holidays – These adorable reindeer are the perfect festive holiday treat. They’re great for parties and celebrations of all kinds.
  • Kid-Friendly – Kids love these treats, and they’ll have a great time helping to create the reindeer faces.
  • Easy – This simple no-bake recipe has just a handful of ingredients. It’s a great easy treat for the holidays.

Ingredients

Reindeer Chocolate Covered Oreos Ingredients
  • Double Stuf Oreo cookies
  • Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Black candy melts, for the antlers (I used Melt ‘Ems brand)
  • Black sugar pearls, for the eyes
  • Brown and red M&Ms for the nose

How to Make Oreo Reindeer Cookies

Step 1: Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the black candy in a double boiler over low heat or in a bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments.

Step 2: Once melted, allow the candy to cool for 2-3 minutes, then pour the melted chocolate into a small piping bag fitted with a Wilton #3 tip.

Step 3: On one of the prepared baking trays, pipe small antlers by making two letter ‘V’s on top of each other with a line down the center connecting them. Try to keep them between 1 inch and 1 ¼ inch in length. Set aside and allow them to harden.

Chocolate melted in a pan on a marble table.
A tray of chocolate antlers on a table.

Step 4: Melt the dark chocolate melting wafers in a double boiler over low heat or in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring often.

Step 5: Dip one Oreo at a time into the chocolate and lift it out with a fork. Tap the fork against the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.

Step 6: Place the chocolate-coated Oreo onto the second prepared baking tray. Repeat with 2-3 more Oreos.

Chocolate sauce in a metal bowl on a marble surface.
Oreo cookie dipped in chocolate

Step 7: Once you have 3-4 Oreos coated, place two eyes onto each one, add an M&M for the nose, then add the antlers.

Tip: It’s best to work in batches, so you can move quickly before the chocolate sets.

Chocolate reindeer cookies on a red tray.
A tray of chocolate reindeer cookies and oreos.

Step 8: Repeat with the rest of the Oreos, working in small batches, then allow the reindeer Oreos to set for at least 15 minutes. You can place the baking sheet into the fridge to speed up this process, if desired.

Chocolate reindeer heads on a tray.

Tips & Tricks

  • When melting the candy, be sure to stir often to allow even heating and to prevent the melts from seizing.
  • When piping the antlers, the melted candy will come out too fast if it’s too hot. Make sure it has cooled down for a few minutes before you start piping.
  • You’ll want the chocolate coating on the cookies to harden just a tiny bit before you add the antlers. If the chocolate is too soft, they will slide off.
  • You can use any kind of Oreo you prefer, or even substitute Nutter butter cookies for the Oreos.
  • If you need to make these a little quicker, you can make pretzel antlers by breaking mini pretzels in half.
  • You can also substitute mini chocolate chips for the eyes if you don’t have sugar pearls.
Chocolate reindeer cookies on a plate.
How Do I Store These?

Store your cookies in a single layer in an airtight container. You can keep them at room temperature or in the fridge for up to five days.

What If I Don’t Have a Decorating Tip?

No problem – you can use a piping bag (or even a Ziploc bag) without the tip and just snip a tiny piece off the end of the bag.

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Oreo Reindeer


Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Setting time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
These Oreo Reindeer Cookies take everyone's favorite cookie and turn them into delicious and easy holiday treats! As fun to make as they are to eat, these are guaranteed to be the cutest treat on your dessert table!

Instructions

  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the black candy melts in a double boiler over low heat or in a bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments.
    ¾ cup black candy melts
  • Once melted, allow the candy to cool for 2-3 minutes, then pour into a small piping bag fitted with a Wilton #3 tip.
  • On one of the prepared baking trays, pipe small antlers by making two letter ‘V’s on top of each other with a line down the center connecting them. Try to keep them between 1 inch and 1 ¼ inch in length. Set aside and allow the antlers to harden.
  • Melt the dark chocolate melting wafers in a double boiler over low heat or in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring often.
    15 ounces Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Dip one Oreo at a time into the melted chocolate and lift it out with a fork. Tap the fork against the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
    20 Double Stuf Oreo cookies
  • Place the chocolate-coated Oreo onto the second prepared baking tray. Repeat with 2-3 more Oreos.
  • Once you have 3-4 Oreos coated, place two eyes onto each one, add an M&M for the nose, then add the antlers.
    40 black sugar pearls, 40 pieces brown and red M&Ms
  • Repeat with the rest of the Oreos, working in small batches, then allow the reindeer Oreos to set for at least 15 minutes. You can

Notes

When making these cookies, it’s best to work in batches so you can move quickly before the chocolate sets.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 4mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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