How To Bake and Decorate Festive Reindeer Cookies

By Harriet Scoot Reindeer Cookies

What you’ll need:

* 125g unsalted butter
* 4 tbsp golden syrup
* 100g dark muscovado sugar
* 325g plain flour
* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
* 3 tsp ground ginger
* Writing icing
* Red Smarties or red sweets (for Rudolph’s nose!)

Reindeer cookie ingredients


  • Set the oven to 170 degrees C and line your baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. When all the ingredients have melted and combined into a smooth liquid, take the pan off the heat
    Butter, sugar and golden syrup
  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl and mix together
    Flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger
  • Stir in the melted butter, sugar and syrup combination into the dry ingredients to create a stiff dough (be prepared for an arm work out...or you could just use an electric mixer!
    Gingerbread dough
  • Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out until it’s half a cm thick. The dough is quite sticky so make sure you’ve got spare flour to hand!
    Gingerbread dough and rolling pin
  • Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter and place the men on the baking tray
    Gingerbread on baking tray
  • Bake for around 10 minutes until light golden brown
  • Depending on the size of your baking tray, you made need to repeat the last 3 steps a few times until all the dough has been used
  • Remove from the oven when ready and let cool completely
    Gingerbread reindeer decorations
  • When completely cool, turn the men upside down and decorate them like reindeer! Enjoy your yummy reindeer!
    Reindeer Cookies Up Close

We’d love to see how you decorate yours, so send us your pictures via Facebook or Twitter once you’ve made these delicious cookies!

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