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Chocolate Rudolf Cookies

Chocolate Rudolph Cookies

  • Author: Bernadette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups of flour (see note)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer
  2. Add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla extract and the egg and mix until well combined
  3. Slowly mix in the flour with a spoon, taking care not to over-mix to form a dough
  4. Bring into a ball and refrigerate for around 10 minutes
  5. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with baking paper
  6. When chilled on a floured bench or on baking paper, roll the dough and cut your reindeer, trimming the ears if required and arranging carefully on the tray
  7. Bake for around 6-8 minute and transfer to a cooling rack
  8. When the cookies have cooled, ice with royal icing and glue the eyes and nose on each reindeer


The dough will be a little variable depending on your climate. I am in a humid climate so I need a little more flour to keep the dough firm and frequent refrigeration while cutting the cookies. If you are in a cooler climate you may not need as much refrigeration and a little less flour. Take your time and use what quantity of flour works for you.