Reindeer Cookies for #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #2 of Christmas Week and I give you Reindeer Cookies. This is a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day from Monday, December 9th to Saturday, December 14th.

When I signed up for today I knew that I wanted to do reindeer cookies but I wasn’t sure which ones. I think the ones with the pretzel antlers are so adorable too but I finally decided on these little cuties!!

I saw a great picture of these cookies that my girlfriend Jill had shared on her FB page. They are upside down gingerbread men and I thought they were so cute. I little finicky to make but no more than a ginger bread man.

Reindeer Cookies (Small)

Some I did with eye brows, some not and some of them have their eye brows hidden by the holly. The ones with eye brows give off a little attitude. Snarky little reindeer!!!

Reindeer Cookies (2) (Small) (2)

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Reindeer Cookies for #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway
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Serves: 4 dozen
 
Gingerbread men turned upside down to make cute as a button reindeer!!
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. grated or ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • White tube icing
  • Red tube icing
  • Green tube icing
  • Black tube icing
  • Red m & m's or smarties
  • Candy eyes
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl of a stand up mixer with a paddle attachment add all the ingredients and mix well together (I know that is weird but it works just fine, everyone in the pool!!) Transfer dough to plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets and set aside. On a lightly floured surface and working with half the dough roll out to ¼" thick. With floured cookie cutters cut out gingerbread men and lay carefully onto the prepared sheets. Reform dough into a ball and continue to roll out and cut out gingerbread men. Carefully bend arms and legs towards the head, making the arms into ears and the legs into antlers. Bake 8 min. until lightly browned. Remove from pan and let cool on racks.
  3. With the gingerbread men turned upside down create antlers out of the white icing. Place two white dots for eyes and place on candy eyes. Create eye brows if using over the eyes in white. With the black icing make a mouth. With the green and a leaf tip create holly leaves. With the red create holly berries and a nose. Place the M&M on the red icing for the nose. Let cookies dry over night.

Recipe adapted from Reader’s Digest.ca

Reindeer Cookies (3) (Small)

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Le-Creuset-Giveaway
Today’s #ChristmasWeek giveaway comes courtesy of Le Creuset. Respect for tradition and authenticity has been Le Creuset’s guiding principle since 1925, and their kitchen and cook ware is known internationally.

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Comments

  1. Stacy says

    What an adorable idea, Tara! The girls and I (most them now that they are practically grown) make gingerbread men every year so I am going to suggest that some of them become reindeer this year and follow your examples.

  2. ang says

    These cookies are so darn cute! I pinned them right away. If I won, I’d choose the blue set :)
    Thanks for the fabulous recipe and great giveaway, too.
    ang

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