Reindeer Food

Deck your halls with sprinkles and frosting! This cookbook has you covered for the entire holiday season.

Whether you’re baking cookies with family, bringing cupcakes to a bake sale, or aiming to WIN your office holiday bake off, Reindeer Food will guarantee your success! This cookbook features tons of different techniques, allowing both beginners and baking experts to hone their skills this holiday season. Esteemed author Cayla strives to turn everyday recipes into “edible cuteness”—colorful, eye-catching treats!

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Cozy up in front of the fire with a Reindeer Hot Chocolate, challenge your friends to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake challenge, and watch the winter sun shine through your Snowflake Window Cookies. Santa will surely leave you extra presents when he sees the Candy Cane Cookies you’ve left out for him! And if someone in your family has been naughty this year, you can always sneak a couple Lumps of Coal into their stocking.

Recipes include:

  • Gingerbread man cupcakes
  • Wreath bundt cake
  • Reindeer marshmallows
  • Sugarplum truffles
  • Eggnog hot chocolate
  • Candy cane donuts
  • Sugar cookie gift tags
  • Dancing reindeer brioche
  • Christmas tree cheesecake cups
  • SO many more!

“There are so many fabulous festive treats to choose from for both the grown-up palette and more playful treats to make with the kids coming up to the holidays. Check it out to find new inspiration for your seasonal baking as well as lots of reimagined old favorites.”
—Cake Geek Magazine

“Author of Unicorn Food and Mermaid Food, Cayla Gallagher, is back in the kitchen with the third book in her Whimsical Treats cookbook series, Reindeer Food: 85 Festive Sweets and Treats to Make a Magical Christmas. This winter, follow her journey to new realms of sweetened confectionery goodness . . . If there’s one sure thing about cooking with Gallagher, it’s this: Your holiday table will look (and taste) better than ever before! . . . Gallagher’s fun recipes provide the perfect foundation for a cozy, vibrant Christmas at home. Find your new family favorite dessert, and savor every minute spent baking warmth into the frostiest season of the year.”
—Flea Market Décor

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Check out a sample recipe from the book

Christmas Light Oreo Truffles

These truffles taste like oreo cheesecake – they are fabulous. We’re rolling them in colored sugar to make them sparkle just like real Christmas tree lights!

Ingredients (makes 9-10 truffles)

  • 2 cups oreo cookie crumbs
  • 250g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups each pink, blue and yellow candy melts, melted
  • 1 cup each pink, blue and yellow sanding sugar
  • 9-10 mini chocolate peanut butter cups
  • silver edible metallic spray


  1. Place the oreo cookie crumbs and cream cheese in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fully combined.
  2. Divide the mixture into 9-10 pieces and shape into Christmas light shapes. Place them on a plate lined with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Place the peanut butter cups on a sheet of parchment paper, with the largest side facing down. Spray all over with silver edible metallic spray. Set aside.
  4. To add the coating to the truffles, place a truffle on a fork and submerge it in one color of the melted candy melts. Allow the excess candy melts to drip off, then roll in the coordinating sugar. It may take a few minutes for the candy melts to set, so keep the truffle in the bowl of sprinkles until the candy melt coating feels stiff. Repeat with the remaining truffles.
  5. Dip the base of the peanut butter cups into some extra melted candy melts and stick one on each truffle.