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Christmas Reindeer Cookie Bars

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cookie bars 1x


Easy, quick and fun to make, these Reindeer Cookie Bars are the perfect treats this holiday season! With only a few ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes, it’s one of our family’s favorite Christmas dessert recipes and I’m sure it will become one of yours too! 


  • 1 (16.5 ounce) package of chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 8 ounces chocolate frosting (½ a 16 ounce tub)
  • 8 mini pretzel twists, cut in half vertically
  • 16 candy eyes
  • 8 red or brown M&Ms


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Line the bottom of a round 9” cake pan with parchment paper. Break the cookie dough up into chunks and press into an even layer in the cake pan. 
  3. Bake the cookie for 20-25 minutes or until the top is starting to turn golden. Once the cookie is removed from the oven, run an offset spatula or butter knife (do not use a serrated knife) around the edge of the cake pan to stop the cookie sticking as it sets. Allow the cookie to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  4. Spread the frosting over the top of the cookie using an offset spatula or butter knife. While the frosting is still wet, cut the cooking to 8 slices like you would a pizza cleaning the knife after each cut.
  5. Add two pretzel halfs to the top (larger end) of each slice to create the reindeer antlers. Add a red or brown M&M at the bottom (narrow end) of each slice to create the nose. Finally add two eyes about ⅓ of the way down the slice. Allow the frosting to set before serving. 
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: reindeer cookies bars, Christmas dessert, Christmas cookies, chocolate chip cookie bars