350g plain flour
2tsp ground ginger
½tsp mixed spice
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
½tsp baking powder
150g light brown sugar
4tbsp golden syrup
For the decoration:
Curly Wurly chocolate bars
Black writing icing pens
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160˚C fan). Measure the flour, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a bowl.
Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix. Lightly knead together to make a dough.
Form the dough into 10 balls. Pinch out one end of the balls to form a point, then flatten with your hand. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the cookies are lightly golden but still slightly soft.
Using a skewer, make a slit on either side of the cookie heads for the antlers to slot in then leave to cool for a few minutes. Decorate each cookie with lengths of Curly Wurly for the antlers and halved glacé cherries for the nose. Take two M&M’s of the same colour for the eyes and dot with black icing for the pupils.
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