Santa Claus Cookies

These Santa Claus Cookies are peanut butter and white chocolate treats that are easy enough to make with your kids and fancy enough to give to your friends. 
Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Somewhere in my childhood I was traumatized by the phone. I hate the phone. I will do whatever it takes to not call someone. It may be that my mom was known for handing off the phone to me with whoever she was talking to and saying, “Here, talk to Christy.” To which a super awkward and long five minute conversation would follow with person on the phone. Don’t even get me started on FaceTime. That’s like a phone call on steroids.

Something about getting phone calls gives me anxiety. Long ago, someone introduced me to the Do Not Disturb function on my phone which means only my husband can actually call me and it rings. All other calls come in silently without a jarring ring. Sometimes I accidentally leave it on Do Not Disturb and my life is a lot more peaceful that way. I know. I ‘m weird. I’m like an Introverted Extrovert.

When texting was invented, I might have been the happiest person in the world. Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comIn person, I love talking to people. I enjoy social situations and being around people. Around Christmas, I always give me friends and family plates of goodies. I used to wait until Christmas Eve to do all my baking for Christmas plates but this year I’m starting early because Christmas Eve is way too crazy. These Santa Claus Cookies were so much fun to make. We made this for family night with our kids and they loved it. My two year old started  pouring handfuls of M&M’s in her mouth but other than that, it was fairly easy.

Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Here’s your lineup of ingredients.Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

It’s easiest to do all of the tops first and let them set.
Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Then dip the bottoms.Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Aren’t these babies cute?

 

Santa Claus Cookies
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Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces almond bark or white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 package (1 pound) Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
  • red colored sugar
  • 32 vanilla or white chips
  • 64 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 32 red mini m&ms
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  2. Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wire racks. For Santa's hat, sprinkle red sugar on top part of chocolate. I found it easier to press the cookie into the sugar after the chocolate had slightly set. Press one vanilla chip off-center on hat for pompom; let stand until set.
  3. 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 the m&m for the nose. Place on waxed paper until set.
Notes
Source: slightly adapted from Taste of Home

I found it helped to use tweezers to attached the eyes. Don't worry! They were brand new.

Santa Claus Cookies - easy Nutter Butter based cookies to make with your kids that are fancy enough to give to your friends. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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  1. How cute, and very creative. Very festive.

  2. How cute are these little saints! Almost too cute to eat!

  3. Oh I just love these!! SO cute!

  4. I don’t think they have these Nutter Butter cookies in Canada…??? I have to look, cause these cookies are so darn cute…and my friends & grandkids would LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
    Now…for the phone issue Christy..my love……my mother use to do the exact same thing to me, she would say to the person on the phone, oh Darlene would love to say hi…and I would like be wavying saying “NO” who is it your talking to…”like WHO?? had no idea who that person was” and she did that to me for years. So I totally
    understand 100% for the dislike for talking on the phone…great invention texting..i love it and I’m in my 60’s..my grandkids think I’m the greatest texter going..(for a grandma!..lol). Love your blog and your energy!

  5. Oh they look so cute!

  6. Yes, these are adorable — will have to make some! And I’m so glad to know I am not the only one with “phone-a-phobia”!!

  7. I can’t believe there is someone like me who has this great anxiety about the phone.
    Sometimes I have to write down what I want to say because I would freeze when people would
    answer. Thanks for letting me know I am not alone!
    Love reading about your family and the recipes.
    These Santa cookies are so cute.

  8. What did you use for the belly of the penguin version that is on you instagram? I made the Santa for our neighborhood cookie exchange and they were a huge hit.