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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

July 28, 2016

We are doing the holidays up with cute reindeer cookies! We are using Do You Bake? Gingersnap cookies mix. If you aren't a lover of gingerbread, you could swap this mix for a box of sugar cookies mix by Do You Bake?

These are super fun to make and look pretty on any holiday table.

Ingredients

1 Egg (large)

6 tbsp Butter

1 tbsp Molasses

100-120 Small Pretzel Twists

30-40 Candied Cherries

100-120 Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

Prepare your Gingersnap Cookies Dough

1In a medium bowl beat the butter until creamy. Add in the egg and molasses and beat to combine. Add the contents of the large bag and mix together until a soft dough forms.

2Place the contents of the small bag in a shallow bowl or plate and set aside.

3Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch (2.5cm) diameter balls with your hands. Roll in the mixture you set aside. Place the balls 2 inches (5cm) apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Prepare your Reindeers!

1Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough in half; refrigerate one half until needed. With hands, shape one half of cookie dough into 7 1/2-inch-long triangle-shaped log. (If dough is too soft to cut, place in freezer 30 minutes.)

2With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 30 (1/4-inch-thick) triangular slices; on ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart. Sprinkle a 1/4 teaspoon of the contents of the small bag on top of your cookies. Place 2 pretzel twists on each triangle near corners for antlers.

3Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until set. While warm, lightly press 2 chocolate chips into each cookie for eyes and 1 cherry half or chocolate chip for nose. Remove from cookie sheets. Let stand until chocolate chips are set, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining half of dough. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

We are having a ton of fun creating and making our gingerbread reindeer cookies for the Christmas and holiday season. This recipe will make 30 - 40 Reindeer cookies for your holiday table. Get the kiddos into the kitchen and involved in this fun holiday cookie making project!

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