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Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

Welcome to the world of holiday treats with a twist! As the festive season approaches, we’re all about bringing joy and creativity to your kitchen without the hassle. Today, we’re excited to share a simple yet charming recipe: Santa Faces made out of Nutter Butter cookies. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, or just a fun activity with the kids, these adorable Santa faces are sure to spread cheer!

What are Nutter Butters?

Nutter Butters are a classic American cookie known for their unique peanut-shaped design and delightful peanut butter flavor. They consist of two crispy peanut-shaped cookies with a smooth peanut butter filling in between. Their shape and texture make them an excellent canvas for creative cookie art, like our festive Santa faces.

The Benefits of a No-Bake Recipe

  • Ease and Convenience: No need to preheat the oven or worry about baking times. These treats come together quickly and easily.
  • Kid-Friendly Fun: Safe and simple for little hands to help with, making them a great family activity.
  • Time-Saving: Perfect for last-minute preparations or when you’re juggling multiple holiday tasks.

Ideas for Using These Cookies

Creative Customization

Personalize your Nutter Butter Santa faces! Use various candies and icing colors to create a range of expressions and styles. From jolly, laughing Santas to sweet, smiling ones, the possibilities are endless.

You can even turn the cookies into other characters like Rudolph, a snowman or Christmas trees.

How to Make Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

Making these cookies is simple. You only need a few ingredients and a short amount of time to make these super cute faces.

Ingredients:

  • 9 nutter butter cookies
  • 1/4 C red candy melts
  • 1/2 C white candy melts
  • 18 candy eyes
  • 9 red ball sprinkles

Instructions:

Melt Red Candy Melts:

Follow the package instructions to melt the red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until smooth.

Dip Nutter Butters in Red Chocolate:

Dip one end of a Nutter Butter cookie into the melted red candy, covering part of the cookie.

Gently shake off excess chocolate and place the cookie on a sheet of parchment paper.

Freeze for Quick Set:

Place the parchment paper with the dipped cookies into the freezer for a few minutes. This helps the red candy coating to set quickly.

Melt White Candy Melts:

While the cookies are in the freezer, melt the white candy melts following the package instructions in a separate bowl.

Dip in White Chocolate:

Once the white candy is melted and smooth, dip the other end of the Nutter Butter into the white candy, bringing it up to meet the center of the cookie, creating Santa’s beard and hair.

Place the cookie back on the parchment paper.

Prepare Piping Bag:

Spoon the leftover melted white chocolate into a piping bag. Snip off a small hole at the tip of the piping bag. Use the piping bag to add details to the Santa faces, such as the beard, hair, and hat trim.

Add your candy eyes if you have them. Add a red ball sprinkle for a nose.

Let Set:

Allow the cookies to sit at room temperature until the candy melts have completely set.

Serve and Enjoy:

Once set, your Nutter Butter Santa faces are ready to be served and enjoyed!

Feel free to get creative with the decorations – you can add mini chocolate chips for eyes or use other candies for additional details. Enjoy your festive treats!

Creating Santa faces out of Nutter Butter cookies is more than just a recipe; it’s a chance to make lasting holiday memories. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these no-bake treats are a delightful way to add a touch of whimsy and joy to your holiday celebrations. So, grab your Nutter Butters and let’s spread some festive cheer!

Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

Nutter Butter Santa Cookies

Yield: 9 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Discover the joy of making no-bake Santa faces with Nutter Butter cookies! Perfect for holiday fun, our easy recipe and creative ideas will add festive cheer to your celebrations.

Ingredients

  • 9 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1/4 C red candy melts
  • 1/2 C white candy melts
  • 18 candy eyes
  • 9 red ball sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Follow the package instructions to melt the red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Dip one end of a Nutter Butter cookie into the melted red candy, covering about half of the cookie.
  3. Gently shake off excess chocolate and place the cookie on a sheet of parchment paper.
  4. Place the parchment paper with the dipped cookies into the freezer for a few minutes. This helps the red candy coating to set quickly.
  5. While the cookies are in the freezer, melt the white candy melts following the package instructions in a separate bowl.
  6. Once the white candy is melted and smooth, dip the other end of the Nutter Butter into the white candy, bringing it up to meet the center of the cookie, creating Santa's beard and hair.
  7. Place the cookie back on the parchment paper.
  8. Spoon the leftover melted white chocolate into a piping bag.
  9. Snip off a small hole at the tip of the piping bag.
  10. Use the piping bag to add details to the Santa faces, such as the beard, hair, and hat trim.
  11. Add your candy eyes and big red nose.
  12. Allow the cookies to sit at room temperature until the candy melts have completely set.
  13. Once set, your Nutter Butter Santa faces are ready to be served and enjoyed!

Notes

If you chocolate is too thick for dipping, add a tiny bit of coconut oil to it to help it loosen up. Try not to use vegetable oil, as it will stay liquid longer.

Feel free to get creative with the decorations - you can add mini chocolate chips for eyes or use other candies for additional details. Enjoy your festive treats!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 275Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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