These are So cute for a Christmas cookie tray or as a gift and they taste good too! I saw these posted on Facebook by a friend and just had to make them. I made the Nutter Butter Santas following Kim Blegacki's JAP recipe so my picture shows both the Santa's I made following Kim's recipe and the Reindeer. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!
one package nutter butter cookies
chocolate almond bark
red hot candies (or can use red cookie icing)
candy eyes (or can use white and black cookie icing)
1Melt the chocolate almond bark in a double boiler or microwave.
2Dip each cookie into the melted almond bark. Do one at a time tapping cookie to get the excess almond bark to drip off. Put onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
3After dipping a few cookies at a time put broken pretzels on the top of the dipped cookies to resemble antlers. Next put two candy eyes not quite halfway down in the cookie. Finally put a Red Hot candy at the bottom of the cookie for the nose. Continue dipping and decorating the cookies. You can make a few at a time or make an entire package. I bought my candy eyes at Walmart and had just enough candy eyes in each package to decorate an entire package of cookies. I did half a package of Reindeer and the other half I made Santa's.
4As I posted in the ingredients, you can make eyes and the nose using cookie icing. I have a lot of Christmas goodies to make so it was just easier for me to use the already made ones.