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