Inspired by an old issue of National Geographic Kids, we made reindeer cookies this week. I sliced a tube of (cover your eyes, Mom) store-bought sugar cookie dough. Tea pushed the circles of dough onto 2 mini pretzel twists each for antlers and added a red-hot to each in the general nose area before baking the cookies.
After they came out of the oven and cooled, he used Nutella as a glue to attach marshmallows and mini chocolate chips to the face for eyes. He first tried to spread the Nutella with a butter knife, but that was tricky for him. Dragging the item to be glued through a big glob of Nutella worked better.
The cookies turned out cute, and the salty pretzel really tastes good with the sweet cookie. The antlers also make a good handle to eat them with (or to hold while dunking). Tea claims he made boy reindeer and girl reindeer, and doles them out to people according to gender.
I can’t tell the boys from the girls, but I think they are all delicious, and the boys seem to agree.
What’s your favorite Christmas craft to do with littles?