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Christmas Gingerbread Reindeer

We posted this image we found online for decorating a gingerbread men for the Christmas party. So we included the image and a recipe for making gingerbread men Reindeer!!! Reindeer Gingerbread

When you are having your crafting parties over the Christmas period you can make a batch of these gingerbread men and then turn them into Reindeer's!

Yes very easy just turn them upside down and decorate with icing to create these wonderful reindeer characters.

So simple and your friends and children will love them

Ingredients
225g butter, softened
300g caster sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons treacle
375g plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method
Prep:15min Cook:10min Extra time:2hr Ready in:2hr25min
Serves: 60
Start with creaming the butter and the sugar together. Then you should put the egg in and mix well. For added flavour add in orange zest and treacle. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and salt, mixing until well combined.
Chill dough for at least 2 hours, I like to chill overnight.
Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark
5. Grease baking trays. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to .5cm thick. Cut into desired shapes using biscuit cutters. Place biscuits 2 to 3cm apart on the prepared baking trays.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are firm and lightly toasted on the edges.

Now you have your perfect gingerbread men biscuits turn upside down and decorate into Reindeers as per the image below.

We use gel icing pens for decorations and you can purchase them online, here is a link, just
remember to warm them up before you use them
http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/icing-writers-and-gels
Merry Christmas

Reindeer Gingerbread

 

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