Step 1 To make reindeer, make 1 quantity of ‘Lime shortbread letters’ dough, omitting lime zest. Roll out dough to 5mm thick. Use a 9.5 x 7cm gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out 12 shapes, re-rolling dough as necessary. Arrange on trays with heads facing towards you.
Step 2 Use pinky finger to make a small indent at end of each arm.
Step 3 Pinch arm ends to create pointed reindeer ears. Bake following ‘Lime shortbread letters’ recipe.
Step 4 To decorate, dip gingerbread heads into ½ cup of melted milk chocolate, using a teaspoon to help spread chocolate. Return to trays.
Step 5 Use peppermint lollies to create eyes and Jaffas for the nose. Set aside for 30 minutes or until chocolate has set.
Step 6 Pipe melted dark chocolate on eyes to create pupils. Pipe chocolate onto legs as antlers, then set aside for a further 30 minutes or until chocolate has set. Serve. Makes about 12