Salted Caramel Glazed Reindeer Shortbread cookies

DM Ryan


Fun simple cookies made with my gingerbread guy!I wanted to keep the idea simple so his face was all I added. My Garden Club loved them!
The salted caramel candy discs were a new product this year. Keep the coating thin so it doesn't over power the delicate shortbread.


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40 Min
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  • 3 stick
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 11 1/2 oz
    package salted caramel chocolate candy discs
  • 1 pkg
    small candy eyes
  • 1 tube(s)
    red frosting
  • 1 tube(s)
    black frosting

How to Make Salted Caramel Glazed Reindeer Shortbread cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes
  3. Roll the dough 1/4-inch thick and cut with a 3 inch gingerbread man shaped cutter. Place the cookies on an parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature
  4. When the cookies are cool, place them on a baking sheet lined with a new parchment paper.
    Put chocolate /caramel in a glass bowl and microwave on high power for 30 seconds. (Don't trust your microwave timer; time it with your watch.) Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 30-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it's completely smooth. Stir vigorously until the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled; stirring makes it glossier.
  5. Spread each cookie with just enough chocolate to coat it /
    Decorate to make face. Yield – about 36

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About Salted Caramel Glazed Reindeer Shortbread cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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