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We’re heading into winter season, even here in the desert. It precipitated for nearly 24 hours straight at the beginning of the week. What snow did fall didn’t stick around long, but it was a pretty dreary day. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the chilly season than with some fun in the kitchen. To celebrate our first snow fall, the boys and I made cookies. But, I often run out of steam and energy before we’re finished when I’m in the kitchen with my boys; so, I decided to skip the baking part and just jump right to the fun part. We used Nutter Butter Cookies and candies to decorate the Nutter Butter cookies and make snowmen!
NUTTER BUTTER SNOWMAN COOKIES
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- White Dipping Chocolate
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Mini Chocolate Candies
- Mini Peanut Butter Candies
- Chocolate Flavored Roll Candies
- Red and Green Licorice
- Confetti Sprinkles
- Melt the white chocolate.
- Work one cookie at a time so you can get it completely decorated before the chocolate hardens.
- Spread the white chocolate on one side of the Nutter Butter cookie with the back of a plastic spoon.
- Shape the chocolate roll candies into the shape off a top hat. I actually found it easier to make several at a time and have them ready to go straight on the cookies as soon as I got the chocolate spread.
- Use the mini chocolate candies, the mini peanut butter candies and the confetti sprinkles to create eyes and buttons on the snowmen. The orange peanut butter candies perpendicular on the cookies made a great nose on the round snowman faces.
- Use the licorice to make a scarf for the snowman.
Decorating these cookies was a ton of fun and, while my boys ate more candy than they put on their cookies, it was definitely more conducive to the length of their attention spans. There wasn’t a long wait time while the cookies baked. We got in, got it done and moved on to other activities. These would be perfect for neighbor goody plates this holiday season. Or as a fun activity on Thanksgiving Day for the kids… and the adults. My kids loved the snow globe cookie, but it took forever and wasn’t as pretty as I’d hoped so I only did one of those. My favorites were the snowman faces.
Tips and Tricks I Discovered While Making Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies
- I opted to just spread the melted chocolate on one side of the cookie because I like Nutter Butter cookies as they are and didn’t want to change the taste too much. I didn’t want the dipping chocolate to overpower the Nutter Butter cookie flavor. And it cut down on sugar a little bit.
- I used my little melting pot to keep the chocolate warm and melted. It worked great. A small slow cooker would probably work as well. Just make sure you don’t over heat your chocolate or it will get grainy. You can also just heat it in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it’s melted. If you have access to a melting pot, I would highly suggest it though.
- It was much easier to shape several hats before I started putting the chocolate on the cookies. Then I just had to grab one and stick it on. I didn’t have to worry about moving quickly before the chocolate hardened.
- Use a toothpick to help you place the little candies on the cookies. The candies are tiny and kind of hard to position with larger hands. My boys did great if I was steadying their hands. A toothpick lets you push the candies right where you want them.
- Use an orange peanut butter candy bit for the snowman face nose. Stand it up on the cookie to make it look more carrot shaped and give your cookie more dimension.
I grabbed my Nutter Butter cookies and all the candy at my local Walmart. Check out other awesome ways to fancy up Nutter Butter cookies and you can save some money when try out your favorite ideas if you grab this coupon!