Reindeer Cupcakes

2  Ratings
  • 45 min prep
  • 2 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake each.

Frosted and decorated to resemble holiday reindeers, these festive cupcakes hold a sweet surprise. Chocolate sandwich cookies are baked inside!

Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe


  • 38 Winter OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 48 miniature pretzel twists
  • 1 pkg. (4 oz.) white baking chocolate, melted
  •  decorations, such as red cinnamon candies, white chocolate chips, miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles
  • 1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread chocolate frosting


  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Coarsely chop 14 of the cookies. Beat cake mix, 1-1/4 cups water, oil and egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in chopped cookies. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups.
  • Bake  20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove from pans. Cool on wire racks.
  • Cut  2 pieces off each of the remaining 24 cookies to form a "V"-shaped reindeer face. (Save cut-off portions for another use.) Attach 2 pretzel twists to each of the cookies with some of the melted chocolate for the "reindeer's antlers." Decorate the face using red hot candies, chocolate chips and sprinkles, attaching with melted chocolate as needed. Refrigerate until set.
  • Spread  the tops of the cupcakes with frosting. Insert a reindeer face into the top of each cupcake.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy one of these Reindeer Cupcakes as a special holiday treat.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 320 
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 340 mg
  • Carbohydrate 48 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 32 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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