Rudolf the reindeer cookies

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 10 Item
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Rudolf the reindeer cookies
  • 90 gram butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (25g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (35g) wheat germ
  • 2/3 cup (100g) wholemeal plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/3 cup (50g) white self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 20 pretzels (40g)
  • 1/4 cup (45g) dark (semi-sweet) choc bits
  • 10 giant choc orange balls (70g)


Rudolf the reindeer cookies
  • 1
    Have butter and egg at room temperature.
  • 2
    Beat butter, egg and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until combined. Stir in coconut, wheat germ and sifted flours and spice. Enclose dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Place on tray; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and line oven trays with baking paper.
  • 5
    Using a 9cm round cutter, cut 10 rounds from dough, re-rolling scraps as necessary. Place rounds about 7.5cm apart on trays. Slide an ice-block stick under each cookie; press down firmly. Position two pretzels on each cookie for antlers; press down firmly. Decorate cookies with Choc Bits for eyes and mouths. Bake about 12 minutes.
  • 6
    Immediately press choc orange balls onto hot cookies for noses. Cool on trays.


You need 10 ice-block sticks. If the choc orange balls don't stick to the cookies, secure them with a little melted chocolate.

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