Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies

Rhonda | Momskoop
by Rhonda | Momskoop
24 servings
20 min

If you are looking for a fun and unique gingerbread cookie to make with your family this holiday season, these Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies are one to add to your baking list!

Made with an upside-down gingerbread cookie cutter, these fun Reindeer cookies will be a hit with your family!

Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies

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Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies
Recipe details
  • 24  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened (bring to room temp on a counter)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • royal icing mix
  • edible eyes
  • red cinnamon candies
  • sprinkles
  • brown food gel coloring

In a small bowl, sift together your flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and both of the sugars until they are light and fluffy. You will want to make sure the texture is no longer like wet sand.
Next add in the egg, molasses, and vanilla and blend well.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well until thoroughly combined. Do not overmix. Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for two hours or overnight.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
When the dough is chilled, roll it out to about 1/2 inches thick. Then turn your reindeer cookie cutter upside down to to cut out the reindeer. Place them onto the baking sheet. Make sure to leave some space between the cookies as they will spread out a bit.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Once the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes. After about five (5) minutes, remove them from the baking sheet to a wire rack to continue cooling
Once the cookies have completely cooled, outline the face with an edible food marker.
Then make the royal icing and tint it to the color you desire for the face.
Using a spoon, place a teaspoon of royal icing within the lines to make the face and the ears. Using the end of a cookie decorating tool, spread the icing within the outline to fully frost the reindeer’s face.
Place the eyes as well as the nose.
Using the decorating tool, spread more of the frosting to make the reindeer antlers and then with a pair of tweezers or your fingers, add on the sprinkles or other candies to make the ornaments.
Let the icing harden and then enjoy!
Rhonda | Momskoop
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  • Kimberly Kimberly on Dec 25, 2021

    What is unsulfered molasses and where do I get it?

    • You can find it usually at any grocery store and it's also on Amazon. If you google, Grandma's molasses, you'll see a picture of it so you can recognize it in the store. It will say "unsulfered" on the label.