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Reindeer Cookies



.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation




minutes cooking time
.160 C°, 325 F°, Gas Mark 3


  • 350g plain flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 175g butter
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • M&Ms
  • Writing Icing Pens
  • Glace cherries
  • Curly Wurly chocolate bars


  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Measure the flour, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a bowl. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together. Lightly knead together to make a dough. Form into 10 balls of dough.  Pinch one end of the ball to form a point, and then flatten out with your hand.  Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden but still slightly soft.
  3. Make 2 holes for the ears using a small skewer and leave to cool for a few minutes.  Decorate with lengths of Curly Wurly for the ears, glace cherries for the nose and M&Ms for the eyes.

Annabel Karmel MBE

Annabel Karmel MBE

Mother of three Annabel Karmel continues to reign as the UK's No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and a leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.

Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner 25 years ago – a book which has become the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time - Annabel has written 43 books selling over four million copies worldwide.

Coupled with a vast digital following, recipe apps, cookbook-inspired supermarket food ranges and menus in some of the world’s top leisure resorts and hotels, Annabel has become a leading pillar for parents who want to give their growing family the very best start in life. Because of this she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition in 2006.

Whilst remaining a regular media commentator on children’s food issues, Annabel is recognised as one of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs, becoming an inspirational role model for other rising stars, business start-ups, women in business and parents returning to work.

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