November 29, 2011

Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not a baker. However, I do like giving cute edible gifts or bringing a tray of fun little treats to a party.  That's why I loved making these Santa cookies for the holidays last year.  (I got the idea when a friend had posted a similar version on her Facebook page using red colored sugar for the hat, but I decided to go with red melting chocolate on the hat and add some coconut on the beard.) 

They're perfect for a Christmas party, but require no baking and use all store bought ingredients  (My kind of baked good!)  



Here's what you need:

  • Nutter Butter Cookies (could also use Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, Vienna Fingers, or other oval-shaped cookie)
  • White melting chocolate disks
  • Red melting chocolate disks
  • White Chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon Red Hots candies
  • coconut flakes (or plain white sprinkles)

Here's what to do:


 1.  Dip each end of your Nutter Butter into the melted white chocolate.   I have this Wilton Electric Melting Pot and I love it ~ makes it super easy to melt your chocolate disks and then keep the melted chocolate the right temperature for dipping (even if you get slowed down by helping kids!)  

NOTE: If you're making a bunch of these, I'd recommend dipping no more than 8-10 at a time so the chocolate doesn't harden before you can sprinkle on the coconut.


2.  While the white chocolate is still "wet", sprinkle some coconut flakes on the bottom part for Santa's beard.

Top and bottom dipped in white chocolate and Santa's coconut beard in place.

3.  Let the white chocolate cool and harden while you melt your red chocolate disks.  Then quickly dip part of the top in the red melted chocolate, leaving part of the white showing.  


4. While the red is still "wet", press a white chocolate chip on the side to make the pom-pom on the end of Santa's hat.


With the hats and beards done, he's ready for the final touches.

5.  Using a bit of melted chocolate or frosting, add two mini chocolate chips for eyes and the cinnamon red hot for a nose.  ( I just used a toothpick to add a tiny bit of melted chocolate then attached the eyes and nose)



That's it!  Super cute and super easy (but lots of fun and very festive!). 







20 comments:

  1. Very cute! I pinned a snowman version of nutter butters the other day that were really cute too:)

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  2. So cute!! I think we will have to make some of these this year! I just need to come up with a different eye option since my son doesn't like chocolate (yes I know that is weird :-P

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  3. These are waaaaay cute! I pinned them (to hopefully get around to this year) and shared with my readers on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957
    Beth =-)

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  4. I absolutely love these. So darn cute!!!

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  5. LOVE! I'm having the girls from my work over for our office Christmas party - these will DEFINITELY be part of the menu! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. These are so cute, I may make these for my son's party at school!

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  7. Oh my goodness, pinning these now! These are TOO CUTE!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. seriously, can this be any cuter? I must make them with the girls!

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  9. Oh these are gorgeous! I'd love it if you added them to my Christmas linky :-)

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  10. THese are adorable and I actually think I could make these. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://www.junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

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  11. Oh my goodness these are so adorable. How fun.

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  12. Adorable! I'm pinning this to my Christmas board!

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  13. I love these! Just pinned them and would love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-6.html Have a great weekend!

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  14. awesome! I just shared these on my Plaid Punch page and pinned them to Pinterest
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plaid-Punch/174522122593178

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  15. How adorable! Now I'll have to search the shops to see if we have any cookies similar to this in Austalia.

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  16. NO baker here either! My daughter loves Milano cookies, will do for her kinder class, they'll love them. Thanks for all the steps and Happy Holidays.

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  17. The look adorable {and yummy}! Thanks for sharing..

    Miranda @
    http://ohboyohjoy.blogspot.com/

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  18. Aw, how adorable are those Santa cookies? I pinned these for next year! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-4-3-weeks-long-for.html

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  19. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Santa cookie! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/nutter-butter-santas/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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