Reindeer - 3D Cookie Antlers

Decorating By RickMeasham Updated 6 Mar 2014 , 1:41am by MBalaska

RickMeasham Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 9:21am
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AI'm making a reindeer for Christmas. It's about 18" tall. No worries there as I've made a My Little Pony the same size.

But I want to make edible antlers. Preferably out of sugar cookies baked hard.

Anyone ever done similar? My go-to sugar cookie recipe basically melts before it hardens, so the antlers can't really be shaped.

If I can't work out how, I'll probably do them flat on the pan.

Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks!

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shanter Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 8:29pm
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I would use very stiff sugar cookie dough (lessen the liquid, increase the flour, no baking powder) or even pretzel dough, something that holds it's shape, Then I would roll little logs of the dough, kid of squish them together into antler shape, and bake enough to get them somewhat brown. They may not be the best-tasting antlers, but they could look the part. Or I might use a mold or a cutter with the very stiff dough. I don't know if these would be big enough:

-K8memphis Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 8:40pm
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piped pate choux paste --


i used gingerbread dough but in a more solid fashion--these are about half the size of yours give or take--


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AnnieCahill Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 9:09pm
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There's always modeling chocolate or a similar medium, but you'd have to have some kind of armature. 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 1:19am
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Hmm. Reminds me of an idea I've had for quite some time (yes, even though I don't eat chocolate):

A chocolate moose. With white chocolate antlers. Filled with chocolate mousse. (making it a mousse moose).

AnnieCahill Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 7:31pm
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Love it!

RickMeasham Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 10:08pm
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I know this is a while back now, but I ended up just over-cooking my sugar cookie dough (still edible) and baking it on a flat tray with a skewer up the main stem.  


I think the results were just fine, though I do wish I could have had more of a 3D. If you look carefully, you'll notice that the right-side one is fatter than the left. I baked two, but one broke as I added it to the cake so I had to quickly get the second one done. The dough hadn't been in the fridge so it spread more as it cooked.  


Lesson: cook two pairs next time so you have a spare for each side!



MBalaska Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 1:41am
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(Put just a little curve in those antlers).  It's nice and you'll probably sell a lot of them.

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