I love the holiday season, especially because I get to spend a little extra time doing fun crafts, DIY projects, and of course, baking & creating fun stuff like the cute Reindeer Christmas Cookie Pops with my kids. Then we get to gift them to those we care about.
The kids have been asking and asking for something to give to their teachers and friends at school for Christmas. I’m not sure, but it sounds to me like their friends have already started bringing things for Christmas because they ask me, at least, three times every single day. Well, I finally got around to it, and we all agreed on the Super Cute Rudolph the Reindeer Christmas Cookie Pops because they are easy, fun, and travel well.
How to Make Reindeer Christmas Cookie Pops
The most important thing to remember when making these Rudolph the red nose reindeer pops, is have fun and enjoy spending time with the family or a little alone time. Just have fun!
You’ll need the following:
- Oreo Cookies
- Pretzels (twisted, I used the small ones, but normally I use the large. It’s up to you, they look cute either way I just prefer bit antlers.)
- Candy eyes or white chocolate chips
- Red hots or another red candy
- 1 – 2 bags chocolate melting wafers
- Lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks
- Parchment paper
- Rubbermaid Take Alongs for any reindeer Christmas cookie pops that will be traveling.
How to make these super cute Reindeer Christmas Cookie Pops:
- I like to get organized when I do a project like this; everything has a place that is easy to access and is ready to be put on the cookie when I need it. If you want to get organized put everything in separate piles, cut the pretzels in half if it cuts looking like the number nine with the center attached break it opens to look more like an antler. If you’re using white chocolate chips for the eyes.
- Melt the chocolate melting wafers using the microwave or if you have a handy dandy melting pop, I suggest using that. They kept the chocolate nice and melted the whole time you’re working, and you don’t have to worry about burning anything.
- Dip the tip of cookie pop stick into the chocolate.
- Carefully insert the lollipop stick into the cream on the cookie. You’ll want it as far in the cookie as you can, without it poking out the top. If it does poke out the top, pull it down a tad and patch cookie with a little bit of chocolate, so it stays together when you dip the cookie to cover it.
- Repeat until all the cookies are done. The chocolate should be just about dry on the first cookies by the time you’re finished with all the cookies. If now allow the chocolate on the cookies to dry.
- Dip the cookie into the chocolate until it’s completely coated. Place coated cookie on parchment paper with the back side down.
- Place two pretzels on each side of the top of the cookie so they look like antlers. Press each pretzel in the cream between the cookie.
- Before the chocolate dries put the red hot nose in the center of the wafer and the eyes or white chocolate chips above the nose. If using white chocolate chips, you’ll want to grab a toothpick or something similar, dip it in the chocolate, and put a black dot in the middle of each of the white chocolate chips to finish up the eyes.
- Repeat until all cookies are complete and allow to dry thoroughly. You don’t have to, but I like to put mine in the refrigerator to speed things up a bit.
- Once the reindeer cookies are completely dry, you can cover with plastic (optional) and store in Rubbermaid Take Along.
Rubbermaid has awesome food storage products help make the holidays a little easier and less stressful whether I’m taking food to the school for the kids, a party, or just storing leftovers.
With the holidays almost here like many other people I’m going to be sharing homemade goods and recipes with the people I care about and making some for the kids to distribute at school.
I mean you can’t make something so darn cute and keep it all to yourself, can you? NO WAY, I need to get these things away from me or I’ll eat them or I’ll keep them forever becasue they are to cute to eat. I’m not sure which yet and I’m not changing it, they make a great gift right.
Do you make homemade good for family and friends this holiday season? If so whats your favorite thing to make for everyone or what will you be sharing with others this year?