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Reindeer Cake Mix Cookies

Reindeer Cake Mix Cookies are a super easy treat to make for the holidays and they are really fun to make and decorate with the kids. 

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Cut Out Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Cookies are always on our list of Christmas cookies and these Reindeer Cookies are going to be a huge hit with the kids. 

Reindeer cookies with pretzel antlers and candies on a plate.

Cake Mix Cookies are a great shortcut recipe. They turn out soft and chewy and it’s easy to make variations like Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies. Use any cake mix flavor you like along with your favorite mix-ins. 

Ingredients for cake mix cookies.

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Ingredients Needed for Cake Mix Cookies

Rudolph Whoopie Pies

Step By Step Instructions for Reindeer Cookies

Collage: making cake mix cookies with butter, eggs, chocolate cake mix.
  1. Mix butter or oil and eggs together in a mixer bowl. Add the cake mix, mixing until combined. 
Collage: chocolate cookies baking on cookie sheet, cooling on rack.
  1. Scoop cookies and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Leave the cookies in round if you want puffy cookies or press them flat with the bottom of a glass if you want a flatter cookie.
  2. Bake for 8 -10 minutes.
  3. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool. 
Collage: making chocolate sandwich cookies with reindeer decorations.
  1.   Spread chocolate frosting on the bottom sides of the cookies.
  2. Place two pretzels into the frosting for the antlers on one of the cookies and sandwich the cookies together. 
  3. Add a bit of frosting to the eye ball sprinkles and press into one side of the cookie sandwiches. Dot frosting on an M&M and place on the cookie for the nose.
  4. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Overhead view of Reindeer Cookies, on a plate, and on marble board.

Store cookie sandwiches in an airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days, refrigerate up to 7 days. 

Plate of reindeer decorated sandwich cookies.

Make these Rudolph chocolate sandwich cookies to share with friends and family for the holidays. They are super simple to make and easy to decorate for a fun family Christmas project.

If you are looking for more holiday inspiration, these Grinch Cookies are a family favorite and so easy to make.

2 Chocolate cake mix cookie sandwiches.

These Reindeer Cookies are delicious enough to make all year long, so you can skip the decorating and just have chocolate whoopie pies. 

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Yield: 12 Cookie Sandwiches

Reindeer Cake Mix Cookies

Reindeer Cake Mix Cookies on a plate.

Reindeer Cake Mix Cookies are a super easy treat to make for the holidays and they are really fun to make and decorate with the kids. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Add butter and eggs to a mixer bowl and beat at medium speed for 1 minute.
  3. Add the cake mix and beat until well combined. Batter will be stiff.
  4. Scoop onto lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten with a fork or bottom of a glass if you want flat cookies, leave in balls if you want a fluffy cookie.
  5. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until cookies are set.
  6. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Spread frosting onto the bottom sides of 2 cookies.
  8. Press 2 pretzels into the top side of the frosting on one cookie. Sandwich the cookies together.
  9. Put a bit of chocolate frosting on the candy eye sprinkles and place on top of the sandwiches. Add frosting to the m&m and place on the sandwich for a nose. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.


Store cookie sandwiches in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or refrigerate up to 7 days.

Skip the pretzels and candies for Chocolalte Whoopie Pies to serve anytime of year.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 799Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1132mgCarbohydrates: 127gFiber: 4gSugar: 63gProtein: 11g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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