Most of December social life seems to revolve around holiday parties. Whether an ugly sweater extravaganza or casual office bash, a good guest always brings something. You can make your famous casserole or grab a nice bottle of wine, but nothing says the holidays like cookies – in particular, my Rudolph cookies.
Cute Christmas cookies don’t have to be complicated or a huge pain to make. They can be as simple as putting the star on top of the tree. My grandmother + I have been making these simple Rudolph cookies for as long as I can remember. This year they will be debuting at my office cookie swap. Fingers crossed they win Miss Congeniality!
Supplies for Rudolph Cookies
- 16.5 oz tube of sugar cookie dough
- Bag of milk chocolate chips
- Bag of red + green M&Ms
- Tiny twist pretzels
- Non-stick cookie sheet
- Wax paper (optional)
Christmas Cookie Process
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Cut the tube of cookie dough into 1/4″ or thinner slices + place on non-stick cookie sheet. Be sure you butter or Pam cookie sheet that isn’t non-stick OR use wax paper.
- Pinch about a third of the way down so that it looks like a snout.
- Place a pretzel on both sides of the top of the cookie with only the button triangle touching the cookie.
- Put the chocolate chips upside down in the middle of the head as eyes.
- Place a red M&M at the base of the snout. Make sure the writing is face down.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until slightly brown.
- Let cool for at least 5 minutes + serve.
Last year’s Rudolph cookies (pictured above) turned out a little chunky, but they were still a big hit at Christmakuhh. These Christmas cookies are easy enough to make that you aren’t spending all day slaving over the oven but still cute enough that you feel proud to show them off. I hope you can create as many memories with the Christmas cookies as I have!