Reindeer like cookies, too! And they’ll love my new design. Be sure to put out a plate for them next to Santa’s – they work hard on Christmas Eve. And don’t forget the milk!
Each food-safe stoneware ceramic cookie mold is made by hand in my studio in Connecticut and high fired twice. Check them out in my Etsy shop!
Here’s a recipe for Xmas Spice Cookies, developed especially for molded cookies- which means that they won’t flatten out during baking and will keep the design details.
XMAS SPICE COOKIES
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup honey (or substitute maple or agave syrup)
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp clove
(Make it YOUR recipe – you can add other spices, like ginger or nutmeg, depending on your taste – or omit any that you dislike)
Cream butter and sugar, add egg, then milk, honey and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups of the flour with salt, and dry spices.
Add wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix gently.
Add the last cup of flour until dough is soft and sticky, add more or less flour as needed.
Chill dough for at least an hour.
After molding, bake at 350° for 9 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness of cookies.
I recommend drizzling the back of the cookies with melted white chocolate. You can also sprinkle on red and green sugar before the chocolate cools.
Using Your Cookie Mold:
Chilled cookie dough
A thoroughly dry Reindeer Cookie Mold
Extra flour in a small bowl
DRY pastry brush
Cookie sheet covered with a sheet of parchment paper
An oven 😉
Roll a ball of chilled dough, then flatten slightly into a disc that is slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the mold.
Pat flour lightly onto the dough disc , using the side of the pastry brush. You’re looking for a ‘frosted’ look, not ‘floury’. You might want to dust the back a bit, too, so the dough won’t stick to you fingers.
Press the disc into the center of the mold. Using your fingers, press dough into the mold from the center outwards to the edges, in a circular pattern.
Turn mold over and, holding it securely with both hands, give it a shake and the dough with drop into your bottom hand. If your cookie is very thin, you may need to peel it from the mold a bit before it drops out.
Place cookies on a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 9 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness of cookies.
See a video using this method at:
The molds used are Halloween designs, but the technique is the same.
Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday!
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