Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas eve baking: reindeer cookies

We made these cookies last weekend for a Christmas-themed picnic with some extended family and we'll no doubt be baking another batch today with a few reserved for the jolly fat man himself... I remembered seeing a picture of some reindeer cookies somewhere but couldn't quite locate it so I decided to use my basic peanut butter oat cookie recipe and decorate with choc buttons (eyes), jaffas (nose) and pretzels (reindeer antlers). Here's the biscuit recipe (I have had this written down in a note book for years and I think it just came off the back off a sugar packet!)
125 go butter
1/4 cup peanut butter (I like Sanitarium Natural Peanut Butter — 100% roasted peanuts)
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup self raising flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line 2 trays with baking paper. Combine butter and peanut butter in saucepan and melt over medium heat while stirring. Transfer to large bowl and let cool a little. Add brown sugar and egg, mix with wooden spoon. Add combined sifted flours and oats and mix. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and flatten slightly on trays. Bake 10-12 minutes and transfer to cooling rack. Add decorations while still warm. Makes approx 16 cookies.


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