Friday, October 24, 2008

Santa's gone a little nutty!

It's never to early to start thinking about what cookies you will be making for those cookie exchanges and holiday parties. Many of you know I'm not a gourmet chef and I don't even like to cook or bake. So a few years ago when I was pouring over magazines, the internet, and cookbooks for an easy fun recipe for a cookie exchange I came across this simple nutty Santa cookie. The best part of it is it's a NO BAKE recipe! Yep, I was all over it! It was actually fun making the first 50 Santa's, but I quickly grew tired of it when I realized I had to make 144 cookies with a toddler running around the kitchen making it his life mission to touch all 144 of them. Nevertheless, this is a yummy cookie from Taste of Home that kids would love to make and eat.

2 packages (6 ounces) white baking chocolate chopped
1 package Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
Red colored sugar
32 Vanilla or white chips
64 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
32 red-hot candies

In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt white chocolate, stirring occasionally. (I actually used the microwave) Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate. Place on wire racks. For Santa's hat, sprinkle red sugar on top part of chocolate. Press one vanilla chip off-center on hat for pom-pom; let stand until set.

Dip other end of each cookie into melted chocolate for beard, leaving center of cookie uncovered. Place on wire racks. With a dab of melted chocolate, attach semisweet chips for eyes and a red-hot for nose. Place on waxed paper until chocolate sets.

Yield: 32 cookies

Zany thought of the day: What's the most creative cookie you have ever made and did you eat so much of it while you were making it that it made you sick?


Rose Works Jewelry said...

Cool looking cookies!

TiLT said...

yummy!!! and so cute - and of course, easy :)

Let's see, no cookie overload, but I have gone too far with the bark (melted chocolate with food coloring and crushed candycanes...also easy & microwave friendly) ... always eat way!!! too much as I make it.

uniquecommodities said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am not a baker either, though I do LOVE to make bread when I get around to it...LOL

Cute cookies.

I usually get yucky from eating too much of the dough!!!

Too funny, the code for me to type in so that you can moderate my comment is: cokies

storybeader said...

hope the cookies are not all might just have to keep them in the house! Sorry you missed the vacation - just image if you weren't at home with the kids sick! yuck!

SpottedCow said...

Very brave to attempt a tedious project like this with a toddler under foot. Achoooo! LOL

Aunt Ju Ju said...

I don't recall your 'Nutty Santas' looking quite like those! :)~

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

How cute is that!!!

3 REXES said...

Those are the funniest looking cookies that I've ever seen!!!

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

Those cookies are so creative! I'm not one for making holiday cookies, but I almost want to try these!

Youvegotmaille said...

Thought of the day: heck yes, every time I make cookies, or even bread. Yeasted raw dough = unpleasant a little while later but I can never resist dough. Fortunately I haven't come up with salmonella yet.