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Chocolate Reindeer

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Serves 48 cookies | Prep Time 40 minutes + chilling | Cook Time 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Taste Of Home

Perfect for the Holidays !

Little hands can help

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
96 miniature pretzels
96 M&M's miniature baking bits
48 small red gumdrops


In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Beat in the eggs and vanilla

Combine the flour, cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt

Gradually add to the creamed mixture

Mix well

Divide the dough into eight portions

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours

On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6 inch circle

Cut into six wedges

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets

Press in the pretzels for antlers, baking bits for the eyes, and a gumdrop for the nose

Bake at 375 F for 7-9 minutes or until set

Cool for one minutes for removing from the pan to wire racks to cool.

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