Sugar & Spice Reindeer

Sugar & Spice Reindeer

With or without the chocolate icing, these reindeer will bring a smile to young and old alike.

1:30prep time 3:50total time
42 cookies
141 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

Decorations

Mini chocolate covered pretzels
Brown candy-coated chocolate pieces
Red gumdrops, cut in half or red candy-coated chocolate pieces

Directions

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves in bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture gradually, beating at low speed after each addition. 

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; chill at least 2 hours or overnight until firm.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto large ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and center is set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl; beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Reserve 1/3 cup frosting. Add melted chocolate to remaining frosting; continue beating until well mixed.

Frost cooled cookies. Set 2 pretzels on top of heart to form antlers. Create 2 eyes using reserved white frosting; top with brown candy-coated chocolate piece. Place red gumdrop onto frosting for nose, cut-side down.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 120

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14701©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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