Spiced Reindeer Cookies

A super cute holiday cookie to make with the kids. This simple recipe tastes great and will make your whole house smell like Christmas.


70 mins

15 mins


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  • 300g plain flour
  • 200g butter, chilled and cubed
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

For decorating

  • Chocolate, melted
  • Jaffas


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with a hand held mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually incorporate the flour and orange zest and spices, when the mix resembles breadcrumbs, knead by hand to bring dough together.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a log. Wrap and chill for at least an hour until firm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 170C /150C fan forced. Cut the chilled dough into slices and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before decorating.