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Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookies


1/2 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed 

3 Tbsp of golden syrup 

2 Tbsp of water 

125gm butter, cubed 

1/2 tsp baking soda 

2 1/4 cups flour 

1 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger 

1 tsp ground cinnamon 

And assorted lollies for decoration. 


1 egg white, room temperature 1 1/2 cups icing sugar sifted 1 tsp lemon juice 


Place the brown sugar, golden syrup and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and whisk in the butter. Add the baking soda and mix well. Pour the hot mixture into a large bowl and leave it to cool for a few minutes. Using a spatula, fold in the sifted flour, ginger and cinnamon. Tip the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, flattening it slightly. Wrap the dough in the plastic wrap and refridgerate for 30 mins. Roll the dough out on a floured bench until 5mm thick. Cut out gingerbread men shapes and place on a baking paper lined oven tray. Refridgerate again for 30 mins. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180’C. Bake the gingerbread men for 8-10 mins until they are golden and starting to brown around the edges. Leave for a few mins before transferring to cooling racks. To make the icing, whisk the egg white until it is frothy. Add the icing sugar, half a cup at a time, mixing until it becomes smooth and thickened. Stir in the lemon juice. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a 2mm nozzle. Decorate the upside down Gingerbread men into Reindeer, use the icing to stick lollies for eyes and nose. The icing will take at least 30mins to harden.

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Check out this months latest recipe Eggplants stuffed with Moroccan spiced vegetables and chickpeas, courtesy of Hannah at CountryKitchenNz.com. A delicious winter warming recipe that I’ll be sure to make this week! 

Recipe as follows: 
2 Eggplants 1 cup cubed Pumpkin 1 Capsicum chopped into quarters 1/2 Red onion, cut into wedges Olive oil Salt 1/2 can Cherry tomatoes 100g 1/2 can Chickpeas 100g 1 1/2 Tbsp Moroccan spice ---------- 1/4 cup grated Cheese 1/4 cup grounds nuts or breadcrumbs 

Method: Preheat oven to 180°C Cut your eggplants in half long ways leaving the stem attached. Score your eggplants in a criss cross pattern trying not to cut through the flesh. Sprinkle each eggplant with a little salt then lay flesh side down on a paper towel to soak up some of the excess moisture. In the mean time cut your vegetables and place in a lasagna dish along with 2 Tbsp of oil and 1 tsp salt. Toss with your hands until all the vegetables are coated. Place your eggplant flesh side down on a baking tray then roast both the eggplant and vegetables at the same time for 15 minutes. Once your vegetables are softened and roasted scoop out your eggplant flesh and add it to the roasted vegetables in the lasagna dish. Add the remaining ingredients in with the vegetables - leaving out the cheese and breadcrumbs and toss until incorporated. Spoon mixture evenly into each eggplant and top with cheese and breadcrumbs or ground nuts. Place your eggplants back into your lasagna dish and roast until cheese is melted.

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Credit to:  Hannah from www.countrykitchennz.com for recipe and photo.  Check out Hannahs blog at  https://www.facebook.com/countrykitchennz

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