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Reindeer Shortbread Biscuits
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Reindeer Shortbread Biscuits
Prep Time30 Minutes
Servings8
Cook Time30 Minutes
Ingredients
300g plain flour plus extra for dusting
75g caster sugar
185g butter, softened
50g Dunnes Stores Baking at Home White Fondant
16 Dunnes Stores Baking at Home Chocolate Chips
1 strawberry
8 Dunnes Stores Pretzels
Directions

You will need:
1 x 20cm round cake tin

  1. Line a 20cm round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190ºC / 170ºC fan. Mix flour and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture just starts to come together then scatter into the prepared tin. Push the mixture into the tin, flattening the top with the back of a spoon if necessary.
  3. Score lines on the shortbread, scoring in half, then into quarters and finally into 8ths then pop the into the oven and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it – you want a lovely light golden colour.
  4. Leave to cool, and once fully cooled, use a sharp knife to cut the shortbread into 8 triangles.
  5. To decorate, take a small bit of the fondant and roll into a ball. Press a chocolate chips into the middle of the fondant to form an eyeball and then repeat with another piece of fondant and a chocolate chip. Place the eyes onto a shortbread triangle and repeat with the rest of the triangles until they all have eyes.
  6. For the antlers, chop the pretzels in half and attach them to the shortbread with a smaller piece of fondant.
  7. For the noses’, attach 7 chocolate chips to the pointy end of 7 of the shortbreads with a small bit of fondant and for the 8th reindeer (Rudolph), chop the pointy end off a strawberry and attach to the shortbread using a small piece of fondant.
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8
Servings

Shop Ingredients

Makes 8 servings
300g plain flour plus extra for dusting
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Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Plain Flour 2kg
€1.19€0.60/kg
75g caster sugar
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Dunnes Stores Caster Sugar 1kg
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€1.89€1.89/kg
185g butter, softened
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Connacht Gold Unsalted Butter 227g
€1.80€7.93/kg
50g Dunnes Stores Baking at Home White Fondant
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Dunnes Stores Baking at Home Ready to Roll White Fondant Icing 500g
€1.89€3.78/kg
16 Dunnes Stores Baking at Home Chocolate Chips
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Dunnes Stores Baking at Home Belgian Dark Chocolate Chips 100g
€0.59€5.90/kg
1 strawberry
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Dunnes Stores Handpicked Stores Irish Strawberries 227g
€2.00€8.81/kg
8 Dunnes Stores Pretzels
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Dunnes Stores Mini Salted Pretzels 250g
€1.00€4.00/kg

Directions

You will need:
1 x 20cm round cake tin

  1. Line a 20cm round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190ºC / 170ºC fan. Mix flour and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture just starts to come together then scatter into the prepared tin. Push the mixture into the tin, flattening the top with the back of a spoon if necessary.
  3. Score lines on the shortbread, scoring in half, then into quarters and finally into 8ths then pop the into the oven and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it – you want a lovely light golden colour.
  4. Leave to cool, and once fully cooled, use a sharp knife to cut the shortbread into 8 triangles.
  5. To decorate, take a small bit of the fondant and roll into a ball. Press a chocolate chips into the middle of the fondant to form an eyeball and then repeat with another piece of fondant and a chocolate chip. Place the eyes onto a shortbread triangle and repeat with the rest of the triangles until they all have eyes.
  6. For the antlers, chop the pretzels in half and attach them to the shortbread with a smaller piece of fondant.
  7. For the noses’, attach 7 chocolate chips to the pointy end of 7 of the shortbreads with a small bit of fondant and for the 8th reindeer (Rudolph), chop the pointy end off a strawberry and attach to the shortbread using a small piece of fondant.