Friday, 5 December 2014

Reindeer Cookies

If you ask me what kind of sweets do children choose most often during Christmas (among many on the table) the answer is: reindeer cookies from this recipe :) I baked them for my kindergarten party and they disappeared with a blink of an eye! Why? Well I guess because of a reindeer ;) plus - children enjoy 'plain' or 'clean' sweets with no additional ingredients. And here they are - basic vanilla dough plus decoration - chocolate + M&M's. They're really wonderful, what's more - it is possible to prepare the dough a couple of days earlier and store in the fridge/freezer! :)
I do recommend! :)

  • 180g of margarine, cold
  • 200g of sugar
  • 350g of flour
  • 1 big egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 small packs of M&M's
  • around 50g of chocolate (preferably dark) for eyes and horns
  • around 30g of margarine (or more if neccessary, to melt with the chocolate - to make it smooth)
  • icing sugar - to glue reindeers' noses (the easiest one - 1/3 glass of powdered sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of water)

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and knead or mix till the dough is soft.
  2. Put in the fridge for 40 minutes.
  3. During that time prepare a surface, sprinkled with flour as well as baking tray with baking paper on it.
  4. Start preheating the oven to 180C.
  5. Take half of the dough and roll it out (3-5 mm thick), cut out the circles (preferably with a tumbler ;) ).
  6. Put circles on a baking tray, leaving little space between them (they won't grow much).
  7. Bake in previously preheated oven for around 10 minutes, till gold.
  8. Cool down.
  1. Make icing, put a little on a cookie, glue the nose.
  2. Put chocolate with butter (just a little, not all) in a heatproof small pot, heat till it melts and you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Using a toothpick, make eyes and horns.
  4. Bon Appetit! ;)

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