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Birthday Parties - Desserts - Movie Crafts

Pokemon Cupcakes – Poke Ball Style

May 9, 2019

Create these easy and delicious Pokemon Cupcakes in no time using store-bought items. Create your own Poke Ball out of fondant for the perfect party dessert.

Pokemon Poke Ball Cupcakes
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Detective Pikachu hits theaters this Friday so let’s celebrate in the most Pokemon way! These Poke Ball Cupcakes are perfect for any Pokemon fan to serve at a birthday party or any other Pokemon themed event you’re having.

Supplies for your Easy To Make Pokemon Cupcakes

It’s really easy to create these cupcakes and the easiest way I’ve found is just to buy them from the store already made and frosted with red or white frosting. You can ask them just to put a flat dollop of frosting on the cupcake or make them easily using a box mix.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to Make Your Poke Ball Cupcakes

  1. Roll Out Fondant and Cut Your Fondant Circles

    Use a rolling pin and a flat surface to roll out your red and white fondant. Use a 2″ biscuit cutter and cut 6 circles out of each color. Cut them all in half. Lay them on top of your frosting to create one half red and the other half white.

  2. Cut your Poke Ball Strip

    Roll out your black fondant and cut them into 1/2″ strips. Lay the black fondant over the middle where the seams from the half circles. Cut off the excess.

  3. Create your Poke Ball Latch

    Use the other part of your white fondant and the back of the frosting tip and cut out small circles. Lay them right over the center of your Poke Ball.

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Pokemon cupcakes
Poke Ball Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Create these easy and delicious Pokemon Cupcakes in no time using store-bought items. Create your own Poke Ball out of fondant for the perfect Pokemon Party Dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake recipe, cupcakes, Movie, Pokemon, pokemon cake, pokemon cupcake
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
  • 12 Store-Bought Cupcakes
  • 1 jar Store-Bought Frosting
  • 2 oz Red, Black, and White Fondant
  1. Use a rolling pin and a flat surface to roll out your red and white fondant. Use a 2″ biscuit cutter and cut 6 circles out of each color. Cut them all in half. Lay them on top of your frosting to create one half red and the other half white.

    red fondant for poke ball cupcake
  2. Roll out your black fondant and cut them into 1/2″ strips. Lay the black fondant over the middle where the seams from the half circles. Cut off the excess.

    make a poke ball cupcake
  3. Use the other part of your white fondant and the back of the frosting tip and cut out small circles. Lay them right over the center of your Poke Ball.

    fondant circle for Pokemon cupcake

I think these Poke Ball Cupcakes are perfect for any Pokemon fan. I’m not a huge fan of fondant but I do love the look of it. Just choose a good frosting that you know that you’ll love. I used red store-bought freosting here and it’s great for kids but a little sugary for us adults. I suggest just using a white frosting so that you don’t get that red dye taste that can happen sometimes.

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Onion Cheese Ball Recipe for your Basketball Party!

March 15, 2019

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Nothing is better than watching basketball with some delicious treats. Make this Onion Cheese Ball Recipe and pair it alongside NABISCO crackers and some of the new Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® to make it the perfect watch session.

Onion Cheese Ball Recipe

We love watching all kinds of sports in our home but nothing is better than when it comes to the big tournament and filling out our brackets. We also love lots of food to go along with our sports watching so nothing is better than this Onion Cheese Ball Recipe to enjoy at any get-together.

Onion Cheese Ball Recipe with crackers
Nabisco Crackers

Pairing your game-day spread with some of the new Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola®. I love my Coca-Cola® drinks with lots of ice and this is reminiscent of some of the classic Orange Creamsicles I used to eat as a child. You can buy them in Zero Sugar as well!

Cheese ball ingredients

Ingredients for your Onion Cheeseball

  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Old English Cheddar Cheese Spread
  • Green Onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon Juice
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Salt
  • Sliced Almonds
  • RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers
  • WHEAT THINS Snacks
how to mix a cheese ball

It’s so easy! Bring your Cream Cheese to room temperature and then mix your other cheeses, the spices, and the green onions together. Form it into a ball and then roll in the sliced almonds.

To roll your onion cheese ball in the sliced almonds, lay some cling film down and then a layer of almond. Roll the ball around in the almonds to cover the outer edge of the cheese ball.

Use that same cling film and just wrap your Onion Cheese Ball in a round shape and allow it to set in the fridge for about an hour. You can also place it in the freezer for 10 minutes if you’re in a hurry.

almonds to coat an onion cheese ball
covering a cheese ball in almonds
how to wrap a cheese ball

Before you are ready to serve, lay out some delicious RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks around the edges of your onion cheese ball. The crunch of the Toasted Pita Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks are a perfect compliment to the creaminess of the cheeses.

the best onion cheese ball recipe

Enjoy it with the new, delicious Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® available now at Target. In fact, get everything you need at Target and don’t forget to save on NABISCO and Coca-Cola with Cartwheel in the Target app, now through 4/8/19!

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The Best Onion Cheese ball recipe
Onion Cheese Ball Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
10 mins

Create this delicious Onion Cheese Ball Recipe to serve at your next sport viewing party. Make it look like a basketball to stay on theme.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese ball, cheeseball, onion cheeseball, basketball cheeseball
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lindsay
  • 2 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 jar Old English Cheese Spread
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 4 green onion sprigs
  • sliced almonds
  1. Combine everything except the almonds and form into a ball.

  2. Lay out some cling film and spread the almonds on it. Roll the cheese ball so that the outside is coated in the almonds.

  3. If you want it to look like a basketball, cut the green onion stalks and create strips, add them to the outer edges to create the lines like on a basketball.

  4. Wrap in the cling film and allow it to set in the fridge for an hour.

  5. Serve alongside your favorite crackers and vegetables.

nabisco crackers at target

This Onion Cheese Ball will be a reoccurring snack for all your game-day parties. It’s a win-win with NABISCO and Coca-Cola®.

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Celebrations - Holidays - Printables

Free S’Mores Printables to Personalize

January 28, 2019

National S’Mores Day is a thing, really! Create this easy sleepover gift basket complete with a free S’Mores printable to personalize for each camper. free s'mores printable for national s'mores day

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Craft Lightning starts this week and we’re so excited to have all these talented bloggers contributing to our week of quick, obscure holidays. Grab this free s’mores printable to make your campout epic. 

National S’Mores Day is August 10th every year. That is prime camping season and I can’t think of a better or more fun way to go camping than with your own personal s’more pack.

I don’t know where the actual word S’More comes from but I do know that it was a leader for a Girl Scout troop who was originally credited for the recipe. I love s’mores and I love even more different kinds of candy to include in your custom s’more. 

A great idea is to find out ahead of time and grab your guests’ favorite candy and include that as well as a standard Hershey Chocolate Bar. Yummy!

Supplies for your Campout S’Mores Packets

This free s’more printable is super easy to personalize. Just print and write. I’ve left the back of the s’mores bag topper blank so you can write whatever you need in that space.

I love the tiny LePen markers but this year at Creativation, we all got to try their new brush pens and I’m hooked. A lot of brush pens are bulky and these are thin just like the original and I think that’s why I like them. 

How to attach bag toppers to cellophane bags

I don’t mind using a stapler but I hate how they show on the edges. If you’re not a nitpick like I am, staples on the outer edges work great. Just be sure to staple the bag and the free s’more printable together.

Another great way is a stapler and some double-sided tape. Throw all your s’more ingredients into the bag and then staple the top.

Next, grab some double sided tape and put it on the back of both sides of your s’more printable bag topper.

Fold the bag topper over the bag and attach. It’s an easy way to get clean lines when you’re making a bunch of these. Butterfinger S'mores with a free printable bag topper

That’s it! So easy and such a fun way to personalize a campout.

Check out the other bloggers joining us for Craft Lightning and what holidays they chose for their obscure holiday.

Desserts - Holiday Parties - New Years

New Years Eve Cupcakes – Watch the Ball Drop

December 27, 2018

New Years Eve Cupcakes have never looked more delicious and festive. Make these cupcakes for your next New Years Party and add some flair to your dessert table.new yers eve cupcakes Pinterest

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When we celebrate New Years, we love celebrating in Tonga. They’re right on the International Dateline so they’re the first ones to count down and celebrate the new year. I wanted to make something that would be a fun New Year’s Eve dessert so I made these New Years Eve Cupcakes.New Years eve cupcake ingredients

Supplies and Ingredients for your New Year Cupcakes

cutting white fondant in circles

Begin by cutting your rolled fondant into circles. Use a biscuit cutter to cut a circle just smaller than your cupcake top.

Use your edible marker to draw your roman numerals on the 3, 6, 9, and 12 areas and then place silver dragees in between. I used two dragees in-between each roman numeral.silver dragees on fondant

How to make Grey Buttercream

To make grey buttercream you need to start with a standard American buttercream recipe. Mix your room temperature butter until it’s nice and fluffy and then add your sifted icing sugar. You want to sift your powdered sugar to avoid lumps in your buttercream. Add a splash of milk to loosen up the buttercream and then add about 1/2 teaspoon of black gel food coloring to get your perfect grey buttercream.

The longer your icing sits, the darker it becomes so just keep that in mind when you’re adding in your black gel food coloring.

how to make grey buttercream

Put your grey buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip,  Ateco #9 is perfect to get a good rosette.

I like to place my piping bag in a cup, fold over the top onto the rim and then add my frosting so that I avoid getting the top of the piping bag dirty.

Place your clock toppers on your New Years Eve Cupcakes and serve. I’ve said before that I don’t like the taste of pure fondant so this decoration is a perfect size for people just to lift off and set it aside.

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New Years eve cupcakes
New Years Eve Cupcakes - Easy and Adorable
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
30 mins

Create these amazing cupcakes for your New Years Eve Party. Make a fondant clock topper to count down at the stroke of midnight.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, new years dessert, new years party food
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Black gel food coloring
  • 4-5 oz. White Fondant
  • Black Edible Marker
  • Silver Dragees
  1. Cool your cupcakes on a wire rack. In a medium sized bowl, beat butter, icing sugar and milk using an electric mixer. Beat on medium and gradually increase to high.
  2. Once the ingredients start combining, add a small amount of black gel food coloring. Continue beating until completely tinted.
  3. Scoop your buttercream into a frosting bag and frost each cupcake.
  4. Roll out your white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. With a small, circular cookie cutter (about 1 ½ inches in size), cut out 12 fondant circles.
  5. Start decorating your fondant clock: add silver sprinkles where the 12, 3, 6, and 9 should be. Draw out two lines in between each silver sprinkle with your food black marker. Use decorating frosting to draw out the clock’s “hands.”
  6. Place one fondant clock on each cupcake and serve. 

New Years cupcake recipe

Christmas - Desserts - Holiday Parties

Adorable and Delicious Christmas Wreath Cookies

December 24, 2018

Turn store-bought sugar cookie dough into adorable Christmas Wreath Cookies. Make baking during the holiday season easy on yourself and turn these cookies into a holiday tradition.

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Sugar cookies for me are the quintessential cookie. Rich, buttery, and crispy – it’s perfect in every way. These Christmas Wreath Cookies are perfect for the holidays. They’re festive and they can taste absolutely delicious with the buttercream frosting.

There are a few tricks to getting your sugar cookie to hold its shape while you’re baking it. After you’ve mixed it, put it back in the fridge for another 30 minutes to rest. Then you’re going to roll it out, use your cutters and then pop it back in the fridge for 10 minutes to have the butter solidify again.

Chilling your sugar cookie dough before you bake it will keep the cookie cutter shape and makes icing cookies easier because it’s going to hold its shape and not look like a disaster.

Supplies for your Christmas Sugar Cookie Wreaths

Prepare your sugar cookie dough according to recipe instructions. If you’ve used store-bought dough, just start rolling it out on a floured surface. I like to roll my cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper. This just makes for easy cleanup.

Dip your cookie cutter into some flour and then punch out your shapes. Transfer those onto a lined baking sheet and bake according to the recipe instructions. Allow them to cool completely on a wired rack while you make your buttercream frosting.

How to make American Buttercream Frosting

Use room temperature unsalted butter and use a whisk attachment on a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer and whip your butter until it is airy and creamy. Add in your icing sugar one cup at a time until it is fully incorporated. Add in your gel food coloring and continue to whip for an additional 5 minutes to incorporate as much air as possible.



Add your frosting into your piping bag and begin piping leaves on your Christmas Wreath Cookies. You want to press down the piping tip on the cookies and squeeze then release and pull straight up.

Oh man! That is some confusing directions! Place your Nerds candies around the wreath cookies to make it look like ornaments or lights.

These wreath Christmas cookies are so fun and perfect for family get-togethers.  I especially love how they complement a fun Christmas dessert table with my Buttercream Santa Hat Cupcakes, my Rudolph Cookies, my Reindeer Cupcakes or even my Christmas Tree Cake Pops

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Christmas wreath cookies with candy
Sugar Cookie Holiday Wreath Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
42 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, christmas dessert, christmas party food, sugar cookie, wreath cookie
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Lindsay
  • Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies enough to make 12
Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp Kelly green gel food coloring
  • Multicolored candies
  1. Once you prepare your cookie dough, roll it on a floured surface so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. With a cookie cutter, cut out a wreath shape – we had a cookie cutter that also cut out a circle on the inside. If you don’t have one, you’ll use two different-sized circular cookie cutters to achieve the look.
  2. Bake and allow to cool completely.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase to high. Once the ingredients start mixing, add food coloring. Mix until buttercream is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks.
  4. Using a frosting bag and Wilton tip #32, frost each cookie then add multicolored candies (they will act as the Christmas lights for your wreath!). 

Christmas - Desserts - Holiday Parties

Christmas Cupcakes with a Fondant Tree Cake Topper

December 21, 2018

With Christmas being next week, I am baking my heart out! These Christmas cupcakes are perfect to have at your next holiday party. Make these easy fondant Christmas Tree cupcakes and be the star of the party.

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I’ve been a Christmas cupcake machine lately with my buttercream Santa Hat Cupcakes, Reindeer Cupcakes and now a fondant Christmas Tree cupcake recipe to top it all off.

With easy to find ingredients, what better way to show off to others with these easy Christmas cupcakes.

Supplies for your Christmas Tree Cupcakes

I don’t have time to make homemade cupcakes but I do have time to take store-bought cupcakes and jazz them up into the cutest cupcakes you’ve ever seen.

Tip: Head to your grocery store bakery and ask to buy non-frosted cupcakes. Or ask for plain frosted cupcakes and add the Christmas fondant tree topper yourself.

How to make fondant Christmas trees

Start by rolling your fondant into 2″ spheres. You’re now going to take the top and form it into a triangle. Take your kitchen shears and start cutting small pieces in the tree shape and these will act as your pine leaves.

Making the buttercream is really easy. Just cream together the butter and icing sugar adding milk to make it looser. I like to whip my buttercream in a stand mixer for a good 5 minutes to get all that air inside.

Use a knife or offset spatula to frost your cupcakes and then add your coconut flakes to the top. Take the remaining frosting and use the get food coloring colors of your choice and mix those together.

You can use a piping bag but a small Ziploc bag is good enough to make the small dots for the ornaments.

I used yellow gel food coloring to decorate the top of the tree as the star. I like how the blue and red are almost pastel colored so that they really shine on the Christmas Tree Cupcakes.

Place your tree on your “snow” covered cupcakes and serve.

I particularly don’t like to eat a big chunk on fondant so I like these because they’re easy enough to just take off and set it aside while I scarf down my Christmas Tree Cupcakes!

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Fondant Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 6-8 oz. green fondant
  • ¾ cup butter softened (1 ½ sticks)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Yellow gel food coloring
  • Blue gel food coloring
  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are cool before decorating.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and roll out a dozen 2-inch fondant spheres.
  3. Start shaping each fondant spheres into cones so that they take the shape of Christmas trees. Use scissors to cut little indents all around the fondant tree (this will give it texture). Set lightly on a lined baking sheet.
  4. To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer and beat butter, icing sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase speed to high and beat until completely smooth.
  5. Frost each cupcake with an offset spatula and add shredded coconut on top.
  6. Add some buttercream on the bottom of each tree and place on in the center of each cupcake.
  7. Separate the remainder of your frosting in three different bowls. Color each one with your gel food coloring.
  8. Add each buttercream color into a sandwich bag, cut a small hole in one and corner and pipe out little dots on your fondant Christmas trees. We kept the yellow for the top part of the tree – this will act as your fondant tree’s “star.” Enjoy!

Christmas - Desserts - Holiday Parties

Oreo Truffle Snowman Recipe for Winter

December 20, 2018

With Christmas being a time where yummy Christmas desserts are offered, make these Oreo truffles and shape them as Snowmen. This Oreo truffle Snowman recipe is so simple and a perfect addition to your holiday party.

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These Snowmen truffles are such a fun holiday treat. They pair well with any Christmas desserts you want to display. These Santa Hat cupcakes are a perfect companion to Frosty for your Christmas party. The upper portions of the snowman are fondant and really just for decorations on these truffles. To make them completely tasty and not overly sweet.

Supplies for your Oreo Truffle Snowmen

Oreo Truffles are really easy to make and only require two ingredients. You can turn these into cake pops even. These would be perfect to make my Christmas Tree Cake Pops from last week.

You can use a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin or saucepan to crush your Oreo cookies. You want them to be really fine before mixing them with your cream cheese. I prefer a food processor but don’t feel like you need to have one to make this Oreo Truffle Snowman.

After your Oreos are crushed, add in your room temperature cream cheese. Roll them into 1.5″ spheres and set them on a lined cookie sheet and place them in the fridge to set.

To make your Snowmen body, roll some fondant into smaller spheres. The bottom Oreo truffle is 1.5″ so make your middle sphere 1″ and the head .5″. I had some red and yellow fondant on hand so I just made orange fondant or you can buy it.

Fondant can be bought online from Amazon in small packages but I also know that Joann, Michaels, and Walmart all have it in their cake decorating aisle by the candy melts.

For the sake of pictures, I just made all the upper body out of fondant but it would be delicious to make the entire snowman body out of Oreo truffles.

After your Oreo truffles have set for about an hour, remove them from the refrigerator and place a toothpick in some melted chocolate and place in the top of the truffle. Set it in the fridge to set for another additional 30 minutes. You could also do this step at the very beginning to save you an extra hassle.

How do I assemble a Oreo Truffle Snowman?

Melt your Candy Melts or White Chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals. Dip your truffles in the chocolate and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place it back in the fridge and let it set up again.

Use an edible marker to draw the eyes and then coal buttons on your Oreo Truffle Snowman. Place your fondant on the head and then attach the pieces together with the toothpicks poking into each area.

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Snowman Oreo Truffle Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
cooling time
1 hr
Total Time
30 mins

Make your table a winter wonderland with these easy Snowman Oreo truffles. A classic recipe turned into your favorite winter mascot.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dessert, christmas party food, oreo truffle, snowman truffle
Author: Lindsay
Oreo Truffles
  • 18 Oreo cookies
  • 4 oz. approx. half a package cream cheese, softened
Snowman Decorations
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 6-7 oz. white fondant
  • 1 oz. orange fondant
  • Black food marker
  • 8-10 Toothpicks
How to make Oreo Truffles
  1. Line a pan with wax paper and set aside.

  2. Place your Oreos into a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin. You’ll want very small pieces in order to facilitate the rolling of the truffles. I like to use a food processor but it is not necessary.

  3. Place your crushed Oreos in a bowl and add cream cheese. Mix and then shape into 1.5-inch spheres. Place gently on lined pan and refrigerate for about one hour.

Making your Snowman Truffles
  1. Once the truffles are chilled, remove from refrigerator and melt candy melts. To do so, place candy in a microwave-safe bowl and add coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, mixing in-between each interval.
  2. Dip each truffle in the melted candy and coat evenly. Place back onto lined pan and poke a hole at the top with a toothpick. Refrigerate for 30 min.
Making the Snowman's Edible Decorations
  1. Roll 8-10 fondant spheres, about 1 inch in size. Roll another 8-10 fondant spheres, about ½ an inch in size.

  2. On the one inch fondant spheres, draw three buttons with your black marker. On the smaller spheres, draw 2 eyes. Add a triangular fondant piece in the middle, with your orange fondant. This will serve as the snowman’s carrot nose.
Putting the Snowman Truffle Together
  1. Remove truffles from the refrigerator. Assemble by inserting a toothpick through your 1 inch fondant sphere and then inserting it into the Oreo truffle. Top with snowman’s head. Repeat for each snowman and serve. Enjoy!

Christmas - Desserts - Holiday Parties

Adorable Rudolph Cookie Recipe for Santa

December 17, 2018

This Rudolph cookie recipe is easy and fun for all ages. Leave these cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve or use these reindeer cookies at your next holiday party. This easy kids cookie recipe is perfect for the holiday season.

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Reindeer cookies are such a fun holiday kids recipe that they can easily assemble themselves. You just need a few simple items and you’re on your way to the cutest cookies ever left for Santa Claus. This Rudolph cookie recipe is the perfect accompaniment to our Reindeer Cupcake recipe we just posted earlier last week.  heart cookie decorated like a reindeer

Reindeer Cookie Recipe Supplies

Begin by cutting your sugar cookie dough into hearts. Roll it out on a floured surface until your cookies are about a quarter inch thick. This will be the start of your Rudolph cookie recipe.

Tip: Use some Silpat silicone sheets to roll your dough out to avoid adding too much flour to the cookie recipe.

Place your cut cookies on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Try to keep your dough as cold as possible by frequently returning the dough to the fridge. Bake it according to the directions of your recipe and set it aside to cool.

Another Tip: After you’ve cut your dough, if it is still quite a bit soft, place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes or fridge for 15 minutes.. This will keep your dough from spreading and loosing it’s cookie cutter shape.

Now it’s time to make the buttercream frosting for your Rudolph cookies.

Add your room temperature butter into a mixing bowl and cream it until it is smooth. Add some icing sugar a cup at a time and add your cocoa in as well. Whip your buttercream until you can see that it almost has the consistency of stiff whipped cream. You want to incorporate as much as possible into the buttercream frosting. Add your milk along the way if you frosting becomes stiffer. After you’ve allowed your Rudolph cookies to cool, use an offset spatula or non-grooved butter knife to frost your cookies. Make streaks going in a downward stroke to almost mimic reindeer fur on their faces.

Add your mini pretzels to the top two corners of your cookies. Then add your eyes and your candy nose to the Rudolph cookie.

Santa will love these reindeer cookies for Christmas and they’re easily made so even kids can get in on the action. This Rudolph cookie recipe is going to be a classic for you to make every holiday season.

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ruldolph cookie recipe for Christmas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins

These holiday cookies are sure to please anyone but the kids will love them the most. Help them make their own Rudolph cookies. This is such an easy recipe for toddlers or even school parties.

Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, christmas dessert, christmas party food, christmas recipe, dessert
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Lindsay
  • Your favorite sugar cookie recipe enough to make 1 dozen
Buttercream Frosting
  • ½ stick butter softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
Rudolph Decorations
  • 24 googly candy eyes
  • 24 pretzels
  • 12 red M&Ms or chocolate covered candies
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  1. Roll out your sugar cookie dough and cut out 12 hearts with your cookie cutter. Follow directions for baking and allow to cool completely before decorating.
How to make Buttercream Icing
  1. Make your buttercream icing: beat together butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk with an electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high.
  2. Once the ingredients have completely combined, frost each cookie with an offset spatula.
How to make the Rudolph face on a cookie
  1. Place 2 pretzels on the top two corners of each cookie: these will be Rudolph’s antlers. Give him eyes and a nose with your red M&M. Enjoy and happy holidays!

three christmas reindeer cookies