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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

nutter butter santa cookies


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!

13 comments:

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Love it!!! My kids are going to love making those. I just couldn't do the rolled sugar cookie thing this year. What a great idea, Kelly!

Hailey said...

Caroline and I made the pilgrim hat cookies. We are definitely going to make these too!

Jonathan & Heather said...

Oh those look good. I wish I could make them and eat them all, but alas, the hubs and I have chosen a very bad time of year to start "body for life." what were we thinking?

arbee said...

Love these...might have to try them for the people at work! :)

jen said...

very cute! i love nutter butters! thanks for sharing, might have to try it out.

Sharon said...

This is a great idea! I think I'm gonna give it a go this weekend.

Natasha said...

Can I just say how much I LOVE all of your ideas and thanks AGAIN for sharing with us?!

eRiCa said...

Oh my goodness that is awesome! I'm so making these! Have I told you lately how much I dig your blog...cause I do!

Stephanie said...

These are adorable!

Tracy @ our Journey said...

Those are so cute!

I am definitely gonna have to try it!

Amber said...

We just made these! So cute.

* TONYA * said...

ooh, they are cute. I haven't started baking yet so I think I'll add these onto my list, they look so easy and the kids will love them.

Danielle said...

My daughter's class made something similar, only they made reindeer and used pretzels for antlers and choc. chips for eyes, etc Next year we'll have to do santas and reindeer!