Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

 Make these easy and delicious Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies for your holiday dessert tables. Kids will love these adorable Christmas cookies.

 

Make these easy and delicious Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies for your holiday dessert tables. Kids will love these adorable Christmas cookies.

 

Looking for more fun Christmas Cookies?

If you like these reindeer gingerbread cookies then check out some of my favourite Christmas cookie recipes:

Nutter Butter Snowmen
Melting Snowman Cookies
 

Make these easy and delicious Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies for your holiday dessert tables. Kids will love these adorable Christmas cookies.

Gingerbread Reindeer

Yields about 18 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
1/3 cup melted Shortening
1/3 cup Molasses
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
8 tsp Water
1 egg
1/4 tsp Vanilla
18 red M&M’s or Red Hot candies

Icing:
2 Egg whites
3 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Corn Syrup
Brown Food colouring
Black Food colouring

 

 

Directions:

Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
Beat together shortening, molasses, water, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
Slowly stir in the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
Divide dough in half.
Flatten each, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.
Preheat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Flour work surface.
Roll dough out to 1/4″ thickness.

 

Cut out gingerbread men and place 1″ apart on prepared sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until they look dry.
Move to wire rack to cool.
Combine egg whites and corn syrup and whip on high until foamy.
Slowly add powdered sugar whipping until shiny and soft peaks form.
Add brown colouring and whip until colour is uniform,
Transfer 2/3 of icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
Add black food colouring to remaining icing and whip until colour is uniform.
Transfer remaining icing to piping bag or zippered bag.

 

Turn gingerbread men upside down and pipe brown to form face and ears as shown.
Place red M&M or Red Hot candy for nose.
Place 2 black dots for eyes.
Pipe black to show inside of ears and mouth.
Pipe black antlers.

 

Make these easy and delicious Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies for your holiday dessert tables. Kids will love these adorable Christmas cookies.

Gingerbread Reindeer

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • Cookies:
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/3 cup melted Shortening
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 tsp Water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 18 red M&M's or Red Hot candies
  • Icing:
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Syrup
  • Brown Food colouring
  • Black Food colouring

Instructions
 

  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
  • Beat together shortening, molasses, water, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
  • Slowly stir in the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Flatten each, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Flour work surface.
  • Roll dough out to 1/4" thickness.
  • Cut out gingerbread men and place 1" apart on prepared sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until they look dry.
  • Move to wire rack to cool.
  • Combine egg whites and corn syrup and whip on high until foamy.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar whipping until shiny and soft peaks form.
  • Add brown colouring and whip until colour is uniform,
  • Transfer 2/3 of icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  • Add black food colouring to remaining icing and whip until colour is uniform.
  • Transfer remaining icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  • Turn gingerbread men upside down and pipe brown to form face and ears as shown.
  • Place red M&M or Red Hot candy for nose.
  • Place 2 black dots for eyes.
  • Pipe black to show inside of ears and mouth.
  • Pipe black antlers.
Keyword Cookies, Gingerbread

Make these easy and delicious Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies for your holiday dessert tables. Kids will love these adorable Christmas cookies.

 

 

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