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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

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. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 32 servings


  • 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


  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.

Recipe 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.