Adorable No-Bake Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

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Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies are easy no-bake Christmas treats made with peanut butter cookies, pretzels, and a few simple embellishing ingredients.

Adorable No-Bake Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time:
0 Minutes
Total Time:
30 Minutes
Servings:
36 Cookies

There’s something special about Christmas cookies. Maybe it’s the festive shapes or the cheerful decorations, but whatever the reason, Christmas cookies just seem to taste better than any other cookies.

For these cookies, all you do is decorate them, and they’re perfect for a Christmas party or your Christmas Eve cookie plate. Yes, Ma’am! No baking is required. And it all starts with affordable store-bought ingredients which make these even easier.

Why you will love these Cookies

  • Easy to make – With just a few added embellishments, you have yourself some pretty outstanding cookies.
  • Budget Friendly – You only need a few affordable pantry ingredients to make these. All items can be purchased from your local grocery store for just a few bucks.
  • Kid-Friendly – The kids will love making these simple hands-on cookies. The messier the cookies, the more customizable they become.
  • Great for all occasions – These cookies are sure to be a big hit at your next cookie exchange, ornament exchange, school party, or at home as a special treat.

Ingredients Need to Make These Reindeer Cookies

You only need three ingredients to make these Nutter Butter Reindeer cookies. It doesn’t get much easier than that! With the following items, you will be able to make 36 cookies. The exact measurements for this recipe are below in the recipe card. Make sure you scroll down to print and save the recipe for later!

Why Use Nutter Butter Cookies?

Nutter Butter cookies are a classic American cookie enjoyed by people of all ages. 

These peanut butter cookies are versatile. I love that you can use them to make a variety of no-bake cookie treats. Such as these: Nutter Butter Halloween Ghost Cookies or these Halloween Nutter Butter Bat Cookies.

These crunchy, cookie-filled treats contain a sweet and creamy filling that will have your mouth watering before you even take one bite!

How to Make These Holiday Reindeer Cookies

STEP ONE: While this may seem a bit silly. Carefully open one Nutter Butter double-stuffed cookie. By separating fronts and backs.

Double stuff cookie is best. It gives enough space to allow for the pretzels. This way your cookies won’t look off.

STEP TWO: Break one mini pretzel in half and place one half on each side of the cookie. Press the ends of the pretzels into the peanut butter filling. You can use a small amount of melted white chocolate to secure the pretzels in place if they won’t stick on their own.

Then press the top cookie back onto the filling. This way, they are back to being one solid cookie.

STEP THREE: Add two small dots of melted chocolate to the top of the cookie and add two candy eyes. Press the candy eyes gently to make sure they are in place.

STEP FOUR: Place one small dot of melted chocolate on the bottom tip of the cookie and press one red M&M in place. Hold for a few seconds after placement.

STEP FIVE: Lastly, allow the chocolate to cool and harden before serving.

Keep in mind, perfection is a myth and the main thing is to have fun with it. If a few things don’t look right, it’s okay.

It is going to end up being eaten anyway.

How to Store These Holiday Cookies

Keep your Nutter ghost cookies in an airtight right on the counter. They will stay fresh for up to a week. Otherwise, you can freeze them in a freezer bag or again in another airtight container. They will keep in the freezer for up to six months.

Quick storage tips

  • These cookies are best served and stored on a flat surface. The antlers tend to break when put in bags.
  • Use a large airtight container to allow a cushion for the antlers.
  • Place parchment paper in between cookie layers.

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

These Nutter Butter Reindeer are so easy to make that it almost seems silly to add the recipe card. But I’m a creature of habit, so here it is, anyway!

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Yield: 36 cookies

Easy No-Bake Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

Three Nutter Butter Reindeer cookies on white platter

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies are easy no-bake Christmas treats made with peanut butter cookies, pretzels, and a few simple embellishing ingredients. These adorable reindeer cookies are great for holiday parties and cookie trays throughout the season!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce package Nutter Butter cookies (I recommend double-stuffed)
  • 36 mini pretzels
  • 36 red M&Ms
  • 36 sets of candy eyes
  • White melting chocolate

Instructions

  1. Open one Nutter Butter cookie carefully.
  2. Break one mini pretzel in half and place one half on each side of the cookie. Press the ends of the pretzels into the peanut butter filling. You can use a small amount of melted chocolate to secure the pretzels in place if they won’t stick on their own. Press the top cookie back onto the filling.
  3. Add two small dots of melted chocolate to the top of the cookie and add two candy eyes.
  4. Place one small dot of melted chocolate on the bottom tip of the cookie and press one red M&M in place.
  5. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 3gSugar: 40gProtein: 6g

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