Cooking with Manuela: Reindeer Sugar CookiesDecember 22, 2020 0 By Hiddenfoods
Yummy and super adorable sugar cookies decorated for the holidays
Here is another cute and irresistible recipe for you. Nothing too fancy, but the traditional flaky and buttery sugar cookie dressed up for the holiday with some chocolate and red M&Ms. These reindeers make the perfect addition to your Christmas dessert tray or the cutest edible stocking stuffer.
It’s so easy to get into the holiday spirit when decorating (and eating!) these cookies. Have fun and use this or your favorite cookie dough recipe. To decorate, I use a little melted dark chocolate in a ziplock bag (or piping bag) and drew on the cookies. One red chocolate M&M’s for the nose kept in place by a drop of melted chocolate. When the chocolate hardens the candy will stick.
Let your artistic side take over and decorate following my drawing or as you wish. One can really get creative with melted chocolate and candies 😉
Here is one trick for you. Most recipes say to refrigerate the dough before rolling it out. But why?!? It’s so much harder to roll once it’s cold. So here is what I did. I rolled the dough as soon as it was ready and still soft, on a piece of parchment paper. I placed it on a baking sheet and refrigerated it for 20 minutes (you can leave it there for longer too… until you’re ready to bake). Once you cut the cookies they will turn out perfectly cut. And make sure to use the scraps, roll them up and make more cookies.