These are such a hit with the children, I had a little helper when making and decorating these and she created different stories behind each Reindeer which was so lovely to hear.
You may have guessed already but to make these reindeers all you do is make a ginger bread man and turn him upside down... easy peasy!
The recipe is below and make sure you and your little one have loads of fun creating your gang of reindeers!
YOU WILL NEED:
FOR THE BISCUIT:
300 g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
125 g unsalted butter
100 g soft light brown sugar
3 tablespoons golden syrup
** Gingerbread man cutter **
FOR THE ICING:
White choc. chips & smarties
1) Preheat the oven to 180C
2) Get your little one's to add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon & nutmeg into a bowl & mix.
3) Meanwhile use hands need to melt the butter, sugar & golden syrup in a pan over a low heat, string until the sugar dissolves.
4) Pour into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix together until it forms a dough.
5) Roll the dough into a ball & put onto a floured surface
6) Let your little one's roll to around 5mm thick, cutting out the reindeers & carefully putting them on a sheet of baking paper.
7) Cook for 12 minutes & leave to cool.
To decorate, mix icing sugar, cocopowder & water together to create icing (keep adding until it is thick enough to hold on your spoon).
Turn your gingerbread man upside down and put the icing on to create the face (see photos above).
We used white chocolate chip's for the eyes, smarties for the nose and icing pens for the details.
If you can manage not to scoff them all, let the icing set to make them extra tasty!