Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reindeer Cookies

And so the stint in the kitchen continues....2 dozen cookies for the play school cookie exchange.  I decided on the reindeer cookies as I'd seen several on pinterest, see here.  I used my own cookie recipe with a packet of seasonal M&M's (didn't want to run out of red noses!) & small pretzels.

Plain biscuits (or cookie if you are American)
1 cup of butter
1/3 cup of sugar. I used a mix of brown & white
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
 2 1/2 cups of flour sifted

Preheat oven to 360F
Cream the butter & sugar until pale. Slowly beat in the egg. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.  Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for at least an hour.  Rather than rolling out I then rolled the dough into balls which I squashed & flatten to form a sort of reindeer face shape.  Bake in the oven for 10mins. They should be still pale but just on the turn.  
Next you need to work SUPER fast to turn them into fully fledged reindeer.  Press in the pretzels taking care not to snap them & the M&M's for eyes & nose.  I found the pretzels wouldn't stick so I used the left over chocolate from the Peppermint creams to wodge them on.  By the end of the second tray nothing was sticking & I was in all out bodge mode (at was 9pm). The last few look like roadkill, but I'm sure the kiddo's at play school won't notice :-).  

The lesson to be learnt is don't let the biscuits dry out or even put the pretzels and M&M's in before you bake.....


  1. So cute!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt

  2. YUM! This might be a good cookie for me to make for Christmas Eve. We will have a 10 and 7 year old with us.

    My son comes home tomorrow, then the baking begins!