If your kids are itching to get in the kitchen this holiday season, break out the heart-shaped cookie cutter and make these Rudolph Cookies with your kids!
Rudolph Cookies for Kids
A few weeks ago, I made Reindeer Cupcakes and my eleven-year-old daughter assisted me. She’s highly interested in baking and decorating and I try to get into the kitchen as often as possible with her. While making those cupcakes, she got the idea of making these Rudolph Cookies using sugar cookie dough. SCORE!
Rudolph Cookies Made by Kids
We used our favorite homemade sugar cookie recipe (originally from an old cookbook I used with my own mom growing up!) and whipped up these fun and festive Rudolph Cookies.
Easy Rudolph Cookies Recipe for Kids
Kids love rolling out sugar cookie dough and using cookie cutters like stamps to create shapes. My kids have always loved doing this over the years, particularly for the holidays. The heart-shaped cookie cutter usually comes out for Valentine’s Day, but this time? It made for an excellent Rudolph head for our cookies.
Rudolph Cookies Recipe for Kids
This easy homemade chocolate buttercream recipe is a dream to work with when baking with kids. Easy to make, easy to decorate with, the kids have a blast creating their own icing (and licking the utensils when we’re done)!
How to Make Rudolph Cookies for Kids
To make these adorable and easy Rudolph Cookies for kids, you’ll need the following ingredients purchased:
- your favorite sugar cookie recipe, enough dough to make 1 dozen (this is our favorite homemade sugar cookie dough recipe)
- softened butter
- icing sugar
- cocoa powder
- candy googly eyes
- red M&Ms or tiny red hard candies
- heart-shaped cookie cutter
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.
Make your buttercream icing: beat together butter, sugar, cocoa and milk with an electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high.
Once the ingredients have completely combined, frost each cookie with an offset spatula.
Sift through your pretzels to find only the whole ones. Place 2 pretzels at the top of each cookie: these will be Rudolph’s antlers.
Give him eyes and a nose with your red M&M.
Rudolph Cookies for Kids
- Roll out your sugar cookie dough and cut out 12 hearts with your cookie cutter.
- Bake your cookies according to the recipe or package instructions.
- Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
- To make your buttercream icing, beat together butter, sugar, cocoa and milk with an electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high.
- Once the ingredients are well combined, frost each cookie with an offset spatula.
- Sift through your pretzels to find only the whole ones. Place 2 pretzels at the top of each cookie: these will be Rudolph’s antlers.
- Give him eyes and a nose with your red M&M (or you can use tiny red hard candies).
- Enjoy and happy holidays!
What do you think? Could your kids make these Christmas cookies easily? If you’re in the holiday spirit and looking for more holiday dessert recipes, check out my selection as well as my full recipe index including cookie recipes, entertaining recipes, Christmas recipes, and more!