I was preparing cookies for an upcoming cookie exchange. I decided to make gingerbread men and then saw on the internet that if you turn the gingerbread men upside down, you can make them into reindeers. How cleaver!!
Here's the recipe I used for the gingerbread. I found the recipe on the Taste of Home website:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
2 tablespoons water
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, egg and water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired.Yield: about 2 dozen.