Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

How about some Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies! Yes, these are upside down gingerbread cookies. These are very simple to make. Make these up for you family this Holiday Season!

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Gingerbread Reindeer
 
Try out these Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • Cookies:
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ⅓ cup melted Shortening
  • ⅓ cup Molasses
  • ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 tsp Water
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla
  • 18 red M&M's or Red Hot candies
  • Gingerbread Cookie Cutter
  • Icing:
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Syrup
  • Brown Food coloring
  • Black Food coloring
Instructions
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
  2. Beat together shortening, molasses, water, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
  3. Slowly stir in the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Flatten each, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Flour work surface.
  9. Roll dough out to ¼" thickness.
  10. Cut out gingerbread men and place 1" apart on prepared sheet.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they look dry.
  12. Move to wire rack to cool.
  13. Combine egg whites and corn syrup and whip on high until foamy.
  14. Slowly add powdered sugar whipping until shiny and soft peaks form.
  15. Add brown coloring and whip until color is uniform,
  16. Transfer ⅔ of icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  17. Add black food coloring to remaining icing and whip until color is uniform.
  18. Transfer remaining icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  19. Turn gingerbread men upside down and pipe brown to form face and ears as shown.
  20. Place red M&M or Red Hot candy for nose.
  21. Place 2 black dots for eyes.
  22. Pipe black to show inside of ears and mouth.
  23. Pipe black antlers.

 

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
  • Gingerbread Cookie Cutter

 

Icing:

  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Syrup
  • Brown Food coloring
  • Black Food coloring

 

DIRECTIONS

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

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Comments

  1. How creative – such a cute idea. My grandkids would love these. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  2. So impressed with your cookie decorating skills! Nice job!

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