nutter butter santa cookies

by @according2kelly on December 16, 2008

more holiday baking going on in these parts. last time we kept it simple, this time around we are getting fancy. just kidding, these are super easy too. however there is some chocolate dipping involved. but seriously, it’s not complicated… my 3-year became our designated chocolate dipper – it’s that simple!

first of all, gather your supplies: nutter butter cookies, white chocolate baking chips or mini marshmallows, white chocolate for melting (you can use candy melts or white chocolate baking chips), mini m&m’s, granulated sugar (optional), red sprinkles (the granulated sugar kind), red hots & some wax paper.

next, melt your chocolate using a double broiler, or using the microwave (my personal pick). then grab the center of your cookie & dip, baby, dip. the top portion is going to be santa’s hat – so dip that a 1/4 or so of the way in, & the bottom is going to be santa’s beard – so dip that a little less than 1/2 way. but don’t worry about specifics… just do what you think looks good.

lay your cookies down on wax paper & sprinkle the top half (santa’s hat) with the red sprinkles (if you leave just a touch of white chocolate peeking through it looks like his hat has a bit of a furry trim), & if you’d like, sprinkle his beard with the granulated sugar to give it a little extra “sparkle”.

now, add a white chocolate chip, or mini marshmallow (i usually cut the marshmallow in half), in an off-center position on santa’s hat for his pom pom. & using a little white chocolate, glue on some mini m&m’s for eyes, & a red hot for his nose. & finally, after all that hard work, you’ve got your finished product.

trust me, these will be a BIG hit at your house. EVERYONE will be volunteering to help. just make sure to have some extra supplies on hand, because i’m sure there will be some nibbling involved.

ho! ho! ho!


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