Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookies recipe by Annabel Karmel


Reindeer Cookies

‘Tis the season to be merry…and get cooking! Santa Claus’s sleigh is traditionally led by eight reindeer – Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Get the kids to help with this fun recipe for Santa’s Reindeer Cookies.

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350 g plain flour
2 tsps ground ginger
1 tsps cinnamon
1 tsps mixed spice
1 tsps salt
1 tsps bicarbonate of soda
1 tsps baking powder
175 grams butter
150 g light brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
For decorating
3 Curly Wurly chocolate bars
10 Glace cherries
20 M&Ms
1 exclude Black Writing Icing Pens


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F / 160C Fan.
  2. Measure the flour, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together . Lightly knead together to make a dough.
  4. Form into 10 balls of dough. Pinch one end of the ball to form a point, then flatten out with your hand. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden but still slightly soft.
  5. Make 2 holes for the ears using a small skewer and leave to cool for a few minutes. Decorate with lengths of Curly Wurly for the ears, glace cherries for the nose and M&Ms for the eyes with a dot of black Writing Icing.

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