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?