Oh oh oh ! What would Christmas be without the food, and without the famous decorated cookies that will add a few more grams to all the kilos you already got with that turkey, I ask you ?! Well, it would not be the same, let me tell you this !
So, today, I wanted to offer you an easy recipe to bake your own Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer chocolate cookies to treat little and big kids during the upcoming holidays ! It’s delicious and I absolutely guarantee you a massive success over the cutest cookies ever ! Here’s the recipe 🙂
For a dozen cookies :
-150g white flour
– 80g brown sugar
– 2/3 tablespoon sugar free cocoa powder
– 75g salted butter
– 1 pinch of baking powder
– 1 egg
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder (it’s optionnal but makes the cookies crunchier) and cocoa. You can add cocoa to your liking, but don’t go over 5 tablespoon to get a nice taste. You can also add various spices if you feel like it, like ginger, tonka beans or cinnamon for instance.
Let the butter soften in the open air or put it 15 secs in the micro-wave and add it to the mix by kneading it all together.
Add the egg and keep kneading until you get a souple dough, then form a ball with it, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30mins to 1h in the cool.
Flour your work surface and spread the dough with a rolling pin, the dough should be 0,5 to 1 cm thick once it’s spread.
Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter (or the edge of a small bowl), then put the cuts on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper or buttered .
Let it cook for about 10 mins at 180°C, check carefully at the end, get it all out when it’s done and let dry out.
For the decoration :
– Classical pretzels
– Red, white and brown pastry decoration paste pens
With a nice, cut the pretzels in half by the middle. Be careful, it’s fragile and a delicate task. Work on the assumption that you’ll break as many as you’ll succeed, and that you’ll need one pretzel per cookie. Mini pretzels are too fragiles and maxi are too big so choose the classical sized pretzels !
With the brown decorating paste pen, stick the pretzel pieces to the cookies : apply a thin line of paste at the back of the pieces and put them on the cookies like deer antlers.
With the red decorating paste pen, form a red nose directly on the cookie, and with the wite pen, draw the eyes. You’ll need the toothpicks if you ever drip or blot, it will be easier to rectify all this 😉
Enjoy it !
There you go, I really hope you enjoyed that recipe as much as I did enjoy it and I hope your family will be delighted !
Feel free to share your cookies using #FancyLilyXmasCookies, I’d be thrilled to see your work !