Each Christmas we enjoy making a little Christmas themed gift for the children in my kids' classes. Our favourite idea was our playdough Christmas tree bags. They make a great sugar-free alternative to balance out all the treats that usually get given out around Christmas time. This year however, we needed a different idea so thought that we'd have a go at making some reasonably quick and easy little Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer cookies.
Using bought biscuits definitely cuts out a lot of time and the trickiest bit is melting the chocolate, which makes it a good activity to get the kids involved with too. If they're the ones giving the gifts, they might as well help make them!
No Bake Reindeer Cookie Recipe
- Oval shaped biscuits. (We used Milk Arrowroot biscuits)
- Milk chocolate (for melting)
- White chocolate buttons
- Milk choc-chips
- Jaffas (or other red lolly for the nose)
Step 1: Melt your milk chocolate and then spread it on your first biscuit with a butter knife. (We melt ours in a microwave safe dish, uncovered in the microwave, on half power, 30 secs at a time, stirring between.)
Step 2: While the chocolate is still wet on your biscuit, press on two white chocolate buttons for eyes, a jaffa for the nose and two pretzels for the antlers.
Step 3: Put a dot of melted chocolate on the back of two choc-chips and press onto the white chocolate for the middle of the eyes. Set aside on a flat surface to dry and repeat steps to make the rest of your reindeer.
Store in a cool place in an air-tight container for up to a week.
For giving as gifts, we will put individual cookies into small clear cellophane bags and seal them up. We'll then tape them to the envelopes of Christmas cards to hand out.
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