Reindeer Sandwiches

These Reindeer Sandwiches are just as simple as they are adorable. Your little ones will be the envy of all of their friends when they stride into school with this sweet sandwich!

Gemma goes absolutely wild for a cookie cutter sandwich. It really is the simple things for her, she just gets so excited to pick out her own shapes to fill her lunchbox with. Every now and then I like to surprise her with a little spin on her favorite sandwich. She about lost her mind when I presented her with these!

Pair these cute little guys with equally as festive Santa Hats and Chocolate Dipped Matzah with Sprinkles. You can make them for a holiday snack board or fill your little ones lunches with them. You'll have the cutest Christmas lunch of all time!

I will say, the one thing I normally haven't loved about cookie cutter sandwiches, is the inevitable waste of the crusts. Instead of tossing the rest of the sandwich bread, try making these Cinnamon Toast Pinwheels. Never waste any sandwich bread again with this amazing little hack. I like to make these sandwiches in the morning so that I can use the crust to make these pinwheels for breakfast. 

I used peanut butter for these sandwiches, but you can really use any one of your favorite sandwich fillings. Whipped cream cheese, jelly preserves or sun butter (for you nut-free schools out there) are all great options to use as well. I like using mini chocolate chips for the eyes and blueberries for the nose. If you're making a few of these for a party platter or for your kids, I always like to make one Rudolph by using a raspberry for the nose of one. It's always a sweet little surprise!

Do your kids have a favorite Christmas snack? Let me know in the comments if you make these and what your tiny one's reactions are!

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Reindeer Sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 0 mins


  • 2 pieces sandwich bread
  • 1/4 cup filling of choice (peanut, almond or sun butter, whipped cream cheese, preserves, or anything you enjoy)
  • 4 small pretzels
  • 4 chocolate chips
  • 2 raspberries or blueberries


1. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out a heart from the bread. 

2. Spread 2 tablespoons of filling on one side of the bread and top with second piece of bread. 

3. Place bottom of pretzels in between the slices of bread for the ears.

4. Place a tiny dollop of filling on the bottom of the chocolate chips and one side of the raspberry of blueberry to adhere to the bread for the eyes and nose. 

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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