Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  3. Pinch salt

  4. 1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  5. 1/2 cup sugar

  6. 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  7. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  8. 1 large egg yolk

  9. 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  10. 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  11. 32 small pretzels, half plain and half yogurt-covered, cut to reindeer horn shape

  12. 32 M&M's Minis

  13. 32 white jelly beans, halved

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Make cookies: Sift flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, zest and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in yolk. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with lemon juice.

  3. Form balls using 2 Tbsp. dough for each. Arrange 2 inches apart on sheet; flatten each to a 3-inch round. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, for 8 minutes, until edges are golden. Let cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Cut each cookie into 4 wedges; cool completely.

  4. Decorate cookies: Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Spread each cookie with chocolate, add 2 pretzel horns, 2 jelly bean eyes and an M&M nose to each. Dot each eye with chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set, 10 minutes.


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