Funfetti Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Get into the festive spirit with our Funfetti Reindeer Cookies, a ridiculously cute and equally delicious addition to any Christmas gathering.

Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Santa’s on his way, and it’s time to start getting your Christmas cookies and milk ready for ole’ St. Nick.

But don’t you think he’d like something a little more delicious than a plain old sugar cookie?! We’re opting for these uber cute Funfetti Reindeer Cookies instead! 

They’re made with a delicious vanilla cookie sandwich shaped like Santa’s BFF, Rudolph… and funfetti (of course). You can never have too much of that.

Serve them with a piping hot cup of hot cocoa and giant marshmallows. These cookie sandwiches are super fun and easy to make. And they’re sure to put a big jolly grin on your friends and family’s faces, (not to mention) the head elf himself. 

Kiddos everywhere will love them the most! Plus, they’re easy Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa instead of those traditional chocolate chip cookies!

funfetti reindeer cookies recipe

Ingredients Needed

For the sugar cookie dough and buttercream filling:

All-purpose flour

Granulated sugar

Powdered sugar

Unsalted butter — Room temperature

Eggs

Bakery emulsion — Traditional sugar cookie recipes call for vanilla extract. But for this recipe, we opted for bakery emulsion for a lemon vanilla flavoring. That hint of citrus makes it extra delicious. However, if you prefer, you can subsitute it for vanilla extract.

Rainbow sprinkles — We used jimmies sprinkles.

Heavy cream

For decorating:

Red and brown fondant — For the noses and antlers

Edible red glitter — Optional

Edible candy eyeballs

Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

How to Make the Sugar Cookie Dough

1 — In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix until well combined on medium speed. Then, add the bakery emulsion.

2 — Add your sifted flour, one cup at a time, to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined. After your dough begins to come together, gently fold in your sprinkles.

3 — Divide the dough in half, shape and roll dough into round discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour. 

4 — Roll out the chilled dough to 1/4″ thick on a floured surface and cut out 18 cookies using a cookie cutter. Re-roll any scraps if needed. You should be able to get enough cookies to make 9 sandwiches.

5 — Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your unbaked cutout cookies on the sheet, and chill in the fridge for another 30 minutes.

6 — Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and remove your chilled cookies out of the fridge. 

7 — Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool completely before assembling and decorating.

Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

How to Make the Buttercream

1 — In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth using an electric mixer.

2 — Gradually add the powdered sugar, while continuing to beat the mixture.

3 — Pour in heavy cream) and bakery emulsion. Continue beating the mixture on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes until the buttercream becomes fluffy and light.

4 — Place buttercream in your piping bag, and you’re ready to go!

If the buttercream is too thick, add more milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.

Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Assembling the Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Now let’s make Rudolph sugar cookies come to life!

1 — Roll out the brown fondant and cut reindeer shape antlers. 

2 — Roll out the red fondant. Sprinkle edible red glitter. Then, form small balls to serve as Rudolph’s nose. 

3 — Spread a layer of buttercream on the bottom side of a cookie. Place a pair of antlers on top of the buttercream.

4 — Sandwich the buttercream filling and antlers with another cookie.

5 — Place edible eyeball candies on the reindeer’s face, positioning them where you’d like the eyes. You can use a little bit of the buttercream for the candy eyes to adhere to the cookie.

6 — Place the red fondant balls below the eyes to form the nose. And now you’ve got a festive holiday cookie!

Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

More Cookie Recipes to Try

This Reindeer Sugar Cookie recipe is nothing short of major Christmas cheer, and they’re so easy to put together in a pinch. They’re perfect for a Christmas cookie tray at a holiday party or in a cookie box for gifting.

For more cookie recipes, check out some of our favorite from the archives —

Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
Funfetti Reindeer Cookie Sandwiches Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Funfetti Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
Delicious vanilla cookie sandwiches shaped like Santa’s BFF, Rudolph!
Prep Time50 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chill Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Cookies

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Cookie cutter
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Pipping bag
  • Cookie cutter 2” round
  • Piping bag and round tip

Ingredients

For the funfetti sugar cookies:

  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter  2 sticks at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp bakery emulsion
  • 1 dash sprinkles

For the buttercream filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter  1 stick at room temperature
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp bakery emulsion

For decorating:

  • 18 edible candy eyeballs
  • Brown fondant for the antler
  • Red fondant for the noses
  • Edible red glitter optional for the noses

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 683IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 9
Calories: 509kcal

Instructions

How to make the cookies —

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix until well combined on medium speed. Then, add the bakery emulsion.
  • Add your sifted flour, one cup at a time, to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined. After your dough begins to come together, gently fold in your sprinkles.
  • Divide the dough in half, shape and roll dough into round discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour. 
  • Roll out the chilled dough to 1/4" thick on a floured surface and cut out 18 cookies using a cookie cutter. Re-roll any scraps if needed. You should be able to get enough cookies to make 9 sandwiches.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your unbaked cutout cookies on the sheet, and chill in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and remove your chilled cookies out of the fridge. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool completely before assembling and decorating.

How to make the buttercream —

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth using an electric mixer.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, while continuing to beat the mixture.
  • Pour in heavy cream and bakery emulsion. Continue beating the mixture on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes until the buttercream becomes fluffy and light.
  • Place buttercream in your piping bag.

How to assembling the reindeer cookie sandwiches —

  • Roll out the brown fondant and cut reindeer shape antlers. 
  • Roll out the red fondant. Sprinkle edible red glitter. Then, form small balls to serve as Rudolph's nose. 
  • Spread a layer of buttercream on the bottom side of a cookie. Place a pair of antlers on top of the buttercream.
  • Sandwich the buttercream filling and antlers with another cookie.
  • Place edible eyeball candies on the reindeer's face, positioning them where you'd like the eyes. You can use a little bit of the buttercream for the candy eyes to adhere to the cookie.
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