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Chocolate Reindeer


Chocolate Reindeer

Chocolate Reindeer

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Yield

Makes 16 (4-inch) cookies

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Royal Icing
Assorted food colorings and small candies

Preparation

  1. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl at high speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease 2 cookie sheets; set aside.
  3. Roll one half of dough on well-floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with reindeer cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Chill 10 minutes.
  4. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool completely on cookie sheets. Repeat steps with remaining dough.
  5. Prepare Royal Icing. Tint with food colorings as desired. Pipe icing on reindeer and decorate with small candies. For best results, let cookies dry overnight uncovered before storing in airtight container at room temperature.

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