Rudolph Christmas Cookies Recipe

Chocolate-covered pretzels and edible pens help create Rudolph. Speed up your decorating even more by substituting a round candy for his signature red nose instead of the fondant used here.

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  • Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Basic Frosting
  • Cookie cutters (3-inch oval and 1 1/2 –inch circle)
  • Food coloring (red and brown)
  • 1 disposable frosting bag
  • 1 coupler
  • 1 size “4” decorating tip


  • Rubber band
  • White rolled fondant
  • Black edible pen*
  • Wax paper
  • Light corn syrup
  • Chocolate covered mini pretzels


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Prepare dough and frosting according to the recipes.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cut out cookies with the 3-inch oval cutter, bake and let cool. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Follow the Basic Decorating Instructions to tint frosting with brown coloring and prepare a frosting bag with size “4” decorating tip. Outline oval with brown frosting and let set about 15 minutes. Flood the oval with thinned, brown frosting and let set well, at least an hour.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, knead a few drops of red food coloring into a handful of rolled fondant very well until blended. Roll fondant between two pieces of wax paper about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out circles with 1 1/2 inch cutter and set aside to stiffen. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ]When brown ovals are ready, dab corn syrup on the back of a red circle and adhere to decorated cookie for a nose. Adhere two pretzels for antlers with corn syrup. With black edible pen, draw eyes. Let dry overnight before packaging cookies. (Tip: If fondant gets sticky when kneading, let sit at room temperature uncovered for 15 minutes.)[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

8 Decorated Christmas Cookies

Recipes and photos by Meaghan Mountford, author of Cookie Sensations and editor of Craft Gossip.

(*Find black edible pens and rolled fondant at any major craft store or cake decorating supply store.)

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