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Reindeer Honey Sugar Cookie

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It wouldn’t be the holiday season without decadent sugar cookies! This delicious recipe uses 1/3 cup of Sue Bee Honey to give these cookies a boost of flavor. For a fun twist, turn a jingle bell cookie cutter upside down and top it with our Reindeer Glaze, pretzels and chocolate candies to give it the reindeer effect shown above. It’s sure to be a hit at your next cookie exchange!

    It wouldn’t be the holiday season without decadent sugar cookies! This delicious recipe uses 1/3 cup of Sue Bee Honey to give these cookies a boost of flavor. For a fun twist, turn a jingle bell cookie cutter upside down and top it with our Reindeer Glaze, pretzels and chocolate candies to give it the reindeer effect shown above. It’s sure to be a hit at your next cookie exchange!

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup Sue Bee Honey
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a mixing bowl combine flour, soda and salt.
    3. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the Sue Bee Honey and cream well.
    4. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Finish by hand if needed. Do not overmix the dough.
    5. Roll out dough on floured surface. Use a "bell" shaped cookie cutter (upside down) to cut out reindeer shapes.
    6. Place cut-outs on baking sheet. Place sheet in fridge and chill for 10 minutes.
    7. Once chilled, place in oven and bake 12-15 minutes or until golden.
    8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to rack to cool completely.
    9. See decorating details below.

    Reindeer Glaze

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring

    Directions

    1. Mix together until desired consistency is reached.

    Decorating Details

    • Colored candies for nose and eyes
    • Mini pretzels for antlers

    Directions

    1. Dip face of cookie into glaze and place on a drying rack.
    2. Position pretzels as antlers and add candy for eyes and nose.
    3. Let glaze dry and harden, giving the surface of the cookie a slight sheen.
    4. Once dry, the candy and pretzel decorations will stay in place.
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