Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How To Make Santa & Reindeer Nutter Butter Cookies

Its no secret that I'm addicted to Pinterest. I have found so many cute ideas and great recipes on there. Each year my parents, brother, sister, and my little family make gift baskets and platters for friends and neighbors. This year we made many of our same goodies to fill them, but we also made these Santa and Reindeer Nutter Butter Cookies.

The Reindeer cookies were a little challenging at first because I couldn't find good instructions on how to make them. We tried a few different things and this is what worked/looked best for us. First we broke up pretzels to look like antlers. Next, we opened the nutterbutters and put one antler on each side, then put the nutter butter back together. I held the nutter butter while my dad poured melted chocolate(Wilton chocolate melts) around the pretzels on the inside of the nutter butter so that they would stay in place. We then placed them on a wax sheet to dry and harden. Using a spoon, we poured melted chocolate over the top and made sure it ran down the edges evenly. We quickly popped the mini M&M into place as the nose. Once the chocolate hardened, I went and piped a small white dot of icing and then a black dot for the eyes(we could have used white melting chocolate and a mini chocolate chip, but I liked this look better).

The Santa Nutter Butter cookies were extremely easy to make. We just looked at a picture and knew what to do. First, you dip each end in white melting chocolate. While the chocolate is still wet, pour red sprinkles on top to make it look like a hat. Pour some of the white melting chocolate into a bag and snip a tiny corner off. Pipe dots for the nose and eyes. Hurry and put a mini M&M and two mini chocolate chips in place to make the eyes and nose. You can go back and make a white dot on the hat to make it look like a Santa hat(look at the first picture in this post to see what I'm talking about).

We got a great response out of these and they were fairly easy to make. Of the two, Santa was much easier, but I thought it was cuter to make them both!

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14 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Dee those are both adorable! I love the antlers on the reindeer:) I made Nutter Butter snowmen for Grant's class a few weeks ago and they were so easy and cute!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those are so super cute! I don't even like peanut butter, but man, I'm tempted!

DessertForTwo said...

CUTE! :)

Nichol said...

How cute are those!!!

Texas Type A Mom said...

These are adorable!

Maria said...

Cute treats!

marla said...

These cookies are darling! Happy holidays!

MoniqueS said...

So cute!

Simply Being Mommy said...

Those are super cute!

kelly willis said...

how cute we will be tryin this ty
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Sarah Osborne said...

Oh my goodness, these are so cute!

Holly Trudeau said...

these are soo cute! gonna have to try them for xmas, only mine never come out like they look in the picture lol

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gand74 said...

really liked these cookies

slehan said...

Those are so fun! Only have to wait 11 months to do them.

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