Reindeer…sort of


Ok so you might need to use the imagination a bit but I think they look like reindeer despite my 5 year old saying they are upside down gingerbread men. Regardless they taste Christmassy and moreish!

I used this Delia Smith recipe….

75g light brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 tablespoon black treacle
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 rounded teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of cloves
finely grated zest of ½ orange
95g block butter
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
225g plain flour sifted, plus a little more (if needed)
1 tube each of white , red and black writing icing (to decorate)

Melt sugar, syrup, treacle, butter, water and spices together until just simmering. Stir in zest, flour and bicarb until dough develops. Leave to stiffen and cool for 30 mins

Roll out to 3mm thick and cut shapes , laying on baking parchment on tray

Cook at 180c for 10-15 minutes until firm to touch
Cool and decorate with icing


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