There are a few things in life that I know to be true:
1. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and
2. Everyone seen “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (circa 1964) and has been totally creeped out by it.
Whether it’s the animation, the blood-thirsty Abominable Snowman, the depressed/suicidal doll from Island of Misfit Toys, the fact that Santa and the other reindeer are complete dicks, or a combination of all the above…that movie still scares me- a grown woman- to this day. That and the Nightmare Before Christmas… eff that.
Whether you have seen this movie or not, I’m certain you know all of Santa’s reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. And without a doubt, you know that these reindeer don’t matter. The true star of this holiday tale is Rudolph. Despite being bullied (like actually bullied) by the other reindeer, Rudolph with his very shiny, glowing nose, steps up to the plate and guides Santa’s sleigh at night to save Christmas. Yay! For this, he has these Chocolate Rudolph Cookies named after him.
These cookies have a chewy, brownie-like base and are adorned with bright and glossy Maraschino cherries (to look like Rudolph’s nose). Whether you make them for your friends and family, or leave them out for Santa (the real one), these cookies are sure to go down in history! 😉
See the recipe here!