I have always had a soft spot for Rudolph. Not sure if it was because all of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names (those other reindeer were really like mean girls) or because he was just so darn adorable – red nose and all! I think these cookies provide a nice tribute to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and are pretty cute too. And the best part is that they are super simple.
I know everyone is scrambling for last minute holiday “stuff”, so this easy peasy idea is sure to bring a smile to many -- including you because, did I mention, simple, easy and relatively effortless?
Using whatever size circle cookie cutter, bake 9 round cookies. Just so you don’t waste precious baking time trying to figure out all of the other reindeer names they are: 1. Dasher 2. Dancer 3. Prancer 4. Vixen 5. Comet 6. Cupid 7. Donner and 7. Blitzen. I made the Rudolph noses out of sugar cookies with red icing and red decorative sugar and all of the other reindeer (you know the mean ones;) out of my chocolate sugar cookie recipe. I actually also made these all out of sugar cookies of which 8 were decorated with brown icing and brown sugar and because it was so popular I also did them in plain gingerbread. So your choice – the gingerbread and chocolate sugar cookies do not need to be decorated at all.
This is a fun, kid friendly baking idea even on a foggy Christmas day (which is what the weather outside in Toronto looks like right now).
Let me know if you make these -- send me a note or better a picture –- I love seeing how your creations work out. Happy baking! And, in this case if you sing along, that is perfectly acceptable.