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Make these fun rudolf brownie cookies this holiday season!

Rudolf Brownie Cookies

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Fudgy brownie cookies made to look like everyone's favorite reindeer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 139
Author Annalise


  • 1 lb semi-sweet chopped chocolate or chips (455 grams)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (56 grams)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (60 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 36 Mini pretzels
  • 36 Red M&Ms


  • In a double boiler, or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until pale and thick, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Fold chocolate mixture into the eggs until combined. Stir in vanilla.
  • Add salt, flour, and baking powder and mix just until no streaks of flour remain.
  • Pour batter into a shallow dish and freeze for 1 hour, or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Scoop brownie batter into generous tablespoonfuls (I like to use this cookie scoop) and roll into balls. Place on prepared sheet pans.
  • Bake until cookie edges are set and the centers are just starting to puff up, about 8-9 minutes.
  • As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place 2 pretzels on the top of each cookie for antlers and 1 red M&M in the center for a nose. Let cookies cool completely.


  • Pretzels will soften over time and cookies are best the day they are baked.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg