Here’s a fun Christmas cooking project you can do with kids to give to friends or family members for a laugh. It’s a simple “reindeer poop” recipe for chocolate cookies that you then deliver with the special “reindeer poop” poem. Here’s the simple recipe and poem. To get a pdf file with the poem, simply click the image.

printable reindeer poop poemIngredients:
1/2 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix butter, sugar, cocoa and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper and let sit for 30 – 60 minutes to harden.

Then pack a few treats in a sandwich bag and attach this reindeer poop poem:

Santa’s got a special gift
He’s bringing just for you.
Just a little something extra,
And it comes from Rudolph, too!

He knows that you’ve been naughty
Instead of being nice.
Once again you’re on the bad list
And he’s checked it over twice.

Santa hopes this little poem
Doesn’t throw you for a loop.
All you’re getting this year
Is a bunch of reindeer poop!

There are other variations of the poem, too, such as this reindeer poop poem and recipe.

If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to bake, you can also make reindeer poop by simply filling the bags with malted milk balls, Milk Duds or some other type of chocolate candy that is small and round. Happy holidays and have fun!