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Holiday Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, chopped
1 package (16 ounces) Nutter Butter cookies
32 miniature marshmallows, cut in half widthwise
Black decorating gel
32 red-hot candies
64 miniature pretzels

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip one cookie in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  2. Attach two marshmallow halves onto cookie for eyes; add decorating gel for pupils. Add a red-hot for nose. Attach two pretzels for antlers. Repeat. Let stand until set.

Reindeer Hand Cookies

Ingredients

Cookie dough

225g of unsalted butter
100g of caster sugar
275g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

To decorate

1 tube of red writing icing
1 tube of white writing icing
1 tube of chocolate writing icing
15 sprigs of rosemary

Directions

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl. Sift the spices and flour into a separate bowl, then stir into the butter and sugar 1 large spoonful at a time, mixing until you have firm, smooth dough
    225g of unsalted butter
    100g of caster sugar
    275g of plain flour
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
  2. Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour. Then, remove the dough from the fridge and allow to soften
  3. Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
  4. Dust a work surface with flour. Roll out the dough to 1/2cm thick. Press hands onto the dough mix to imprint, then cut round each handprint. Re-roll any excess pastry and make more
    275g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  5. Place the uncooked cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 15 minutes until lightly golden brown all over
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack
  7. Once cooled, use the writing icing and the rosemary sprigs to decorate the cookies as pictured
    1 tube of white writing icing
    1 tube of chocolate writing icing
    1 tube of red writing icing
    15 sprigs of rosemary

 

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