How do you make Christmas cookies with a one month old napping in the next room (who can – and will – wake up any minute)?
Last year I saw these adorable snowmen and top hat cookies in a gift set at Pier One and thought “I could make those!”
So I did.
They turned out great last year, so I decided to tackle them again this year.
The best part? No baking required!
In a one-hour nap’s time I finished approximately four dozen cookies (and cleaned up the kitchen)!
Here’s how it’s done…
1 package of Nutter Butter cookies
1.5 pounds of white melting chocolate
Carrot-shaped candy sprinkles (I found the same sprinkles at my local cake and candy supply store.)
Simply melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl by placing in the microwave 30 – 45 seconds at a time and stirring each time. When the chocolate is melted, dunk the Nutter Butters to coat both sides and place on a cookie sheet. (I use a fork to dunk, let the chocolate drip and transfer to cookie sheet.) Place carrot noses in the appropriate place immediately.
To further decorate your snowmen, place 2 Tbs. melted dark chocolate into the corner of a plastic bag and snip off a very tiny portion of the corner. Using the plastic bag as a piping bag, pipe two eyes and a dotted smile onto the snowmen. (HINT: I don’t add the dark chocolate details until the very end so I can use the leftover melted chocolate from the top hats.)
Place cookie sheet in freezer for 5 – 10 minutes. Ta da!
Top hat cookies:
1 package of Oreo cookies
1 package of large marshmallows
1.5 pounds of dark melting chocolate
Melt the dark chocolate as directed above. Dunk Oreos into melted chocolate , place on cookie sheet and freeze for 5 minutes.
Using the same chocolate (you may need to reheat a bit), coat the marshmallows and carefully place on top of the Oreos. Freeze for 5 – 10 minutes and you’re done!
What could be easier?
Do you have a quick and easy Christmas cookie recipe you can share? I’m talking 60 minutes or less from start to finish!!