Chocolate Spritz Reindeer

Salty pretzel "antlers" complement sweet chocolate reindeer "faces" for cookies that kids of all ages will enjoy!

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 60

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
60
large pretzel twists
60
miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
120
miniature chocolate chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in sugars and cocoa until well blended. Beat in milk, vanilla and egg yolk. On low speed, slowly beat in flour until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Fit heart template in cookie press; fill cookie press with dough. Place pretzels onto lightly floured surface. Force dough through template on top of flat, bottom end of each pretzel twist (two rounds at top of pretzel will form the antlers). Press 2 baking bit at upper part of heart to make eyes, and 1 chocolate chip to make nose on each reindeer. Place reindeer on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are firm, but not browned. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

If you don't have a cookie press, shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Press 1 ball over bottom of 1 pretzel, pinching bottom in to form nose.

These cookies get their name from the word "spritzen," which is German for "to squirt or spray."

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.