Saturday, November 26, 2011

Reindeer Cookies and Ninjabread Men

I attempted the reindeer cookies I talked about in THIS post.

I didn't think about doing them until I was already home from the grocery store, so I used what I had on hand (meaning the pretzels aren't chocolate covered and the candies are a little different than the ones they use in the original recipe.) I think they still turned out pretty cute. I also used gingerbread dough instead of peanut butter like the original poster used.

This is the recipe I used:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.
I found the recipe HERE.
I also made "Ninjabread Men." My husband bought me cookie cutters for my birthday last month. They turned out pretty cool, right? :)

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