Reindeer Cookies


by Annabel Karmel |

Preparation Time

20 mins

Serves

10 cookies

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour

  • 2tsp ground ginger

  • 1tsp cinnamon

  • ½tsp mixed spice

  • ¼tsp salt

  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • ½tsp baking powder

  • 175g butter

  • 150g light brown sugar

  • 4tbsp golden syrup

  • For the decoration:

  • Curly Wurly chocolate bars

  • Glacé cherries

  • M&M’s

  • Black writing icing pens

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160˚C fan). Measure the flour, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a bowl.

  2. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix. Lightly knead together to make a dough.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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