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Holiday chocolate rudolph cookies
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Holiday Chocolate Rudolph Cookies

Easy holiday cookies to decorate with the kids. Perfect activity to make at children's parties or to decorate with your children.  Easy to assemble!
Course Baking, Cookie, Holiday, Snack
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 131kcal


To make the cookie

  • ½ cup unsalted butted, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk or dairy-free option of choice I prefer skim milk
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

To assemble the cookie

  • 36 Candy Coated Chocolates, like M & M's, pairs of orange, blue, yellow and green Rudolph's Eyes
  • 36 mini pretzels Rudolph's Ears
  • 18 Mini Red Twizzlers Rudolph's Nose


To make the cookies

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk until well mixed and fluffy. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl add flour. cocoa powder, salt, and powder. Mix to combine.  Mix the dry ingredients gradually into the butter mixture and blend well. 
  • Divide dough into three equal parts.  Have a lightly floured surface ready. Use your hands to shape the dough into 3 cylinders about 2 ½ in diameter. Roll on floured surface to make the form the round shape.  Wrap the three rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours. Can keep overnight in the fridge.
  • After three hours, remove from fridge and remove plastic wrap. Cut each cylinder into 6 equal parts. About ⅛ inch thick. Place on either a silpat or ungreased cookie sheet. These are ready for there decorations
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Have the silpat or ungreased cookie sheets ready.

Assemble the cookies

  • I prefer to assemble the cookies on the silpat or cookie sheet.  Place the eyes, red nose and antlers on the unbaked cookie. I generally place the antlers sitting up in the dough. It flattens as it bakes.  If each person is decorating their cookies, not on the cookie sheet.  Have some flour available to dust the work surface to prevent sticking. Use a spatula to carefully lift the cookie to baking sheet.
  • Once cookies are decorated bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes.  Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
  • If the kids have not eaten them all, The cookies will keep in a plastic tub or bag for about 4-5 days.


  • Any nutritional value used is an estimate. These figures can change based on ingredients and portion size.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg