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Shortcut Christmas Cookies

These Shortcut Christmas Cookies, including Chocolate Mint Chip Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies could not be any easier to make and are so delicious.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Michele @ Flavor Mosaic

Ingredients

Chocolate Mint Chip Sugar Cookies

  • 1 pouch 1 lb 1.5 oz Betty Crockerâ„¢ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter egg, and 1 tablespoon water called for on cookie mix package
  • 1/2 cup creme de menthe chips

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

  • 1 pouch 1 lb 1.5 oz Betty Crockerâ„¢ peanut butter cookie mix
  • Water vegetable oil and egg called for on cookie mix package
  • 24 chocolate covered mini pretzel twists
  • 36 candy covered chocolate bits
  • makes 12 cookies

Instructions

Chocolate Mint Chip Sugar Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cookie mix, butter, egg, and water per the instructions on the cookie mix package.
  3. Stir in the creme de menthe chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. For each cookie, roll about a teaspoon of dough into a ball, then press it down with your fingertips to flatten it and form it into a triangle shape about 1 1/2 inches long.
  3. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, place 2 chocolate covered mini pretzel twists about 1 inch apart to look like antlers; press top of dough triangle gently into pretzels. Repeat with remaining dough and pretzels.
  4. Place two candy covered chocolate bits onto each cookie to resemble the eyes, and one below those two to be the nose. Choose any color candy covered chocolate bits you like.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 8 minutes.