I bet you didn’t know what you get if you turn a gingerbread man upside down (and no, it’s not a smutty joke.) I didn’t either until I was cruising pinterest one day. Invert a gingerbread man and you get a very convincing reindeer cookie. Allow me to demonstrate.
First, you will need some gingerbread men. Although I made a dozen ginger-free men.
Once your men are baked and cooled, turn them upside down. The head is still the head, it’s just at the bottom of your biscuit, rather than the top. The two arms will be ears, which leaves the torso and legs to become antlers. Making sense yet?
Cover your Reindeer in brown icing. Mine is chocolate-flavoured. I used a knife to ‘drag’ antler spurs from the main body of icing. If you had more time and less chocolate-crazed children screaming at you, you could take your time, pipe nice outlines and then flood the outline as I did in my Union Jack biscuits.
Once your icing is done, cut a white jelly diamond into quarters, and put one quarter onto each ear.
Next, use a red mini-chocolate as a nose.
Finally, using white icing, pipe two eyes. You can also add black dots. And a bit of white icing ‘snow’ to the edges of the antlers.
Or you could just make Gingerbread men.