Santa Claus Nutter Butter Cookies are an easy little no-bake treat that is as fun to make as it is to eat. Your Christmas Cookie table would not be complete without these cute Santa Claus Cookies.
These Santa Claus Nutter Butter Cookies are a cute and fun holiday treat.
You can use your creativity to put these together.
They do not have to be all the same. Some can have a tilted hat.
Others can have a little squished nose.
Make them your own.
If you prefer milk chocolate, you can also substitute milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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Key to Success #1 – Give The Big Man a Big Beard
The first step to making these Santa Claus Cookies is to give Santa a nice big fluffy beard.
Dip one end of the Nutter Butter cookie into the melted almond bark so that nearly half of the cookie is covered.
The white almond bark for the beard covers more of the cookie than the almond bark for the hat.
The beard should take up almost the bottom half of the Nutter Butter cookie.
Use the photo below as a guide to making your Santa Claus Cookie.
Key to Success #2 – Top Him with a Red Hat
I like to do all my dipping in one step.
To get ready for this, put your red sanding sugar into a small cup that is deep enough for you to dip Santa’s hat into.
After you dip Santa’s beard into the almond bark, turn the cookie over and immediately dip Santa’s hat.
Next, dip Santa’s hat into the red sanding sugar.
Be sure to leave a little bit of the almond bark poking out for the fluff on the brim of Santa’s hat.
Once all the dipping is done, place the Santa cookie onto a sheet of waxed paper to dry and harden.
The final touch on Santa’s hat is a little white pompom ball.
Take one white chocolate chip and use a wooden skewer to dab some almond bark on to it.
Press the white chocolate to one side of Santa’s hat for the pompom ball.
I did some of my Santa hats front and center, and that works too.
You can place Santa’s hat to the side if you want a different look.
Make each Santa different if you want.
There are no rules in Santa Cookie making.
Perfection is a myth and the main thing is to have fun with it. Don’t forget that.
Key to Success #3 – Give Him the Face Only a Mother Could Love
With the hat and the beard in place, it’s time to add in Santa’s handsome face.
Use a skewer to dab a little almond bark on the back of two mini chocolate chips then place it onto the Nutter Butter cookie for Santa’s eyes.
I like to add enough almond bark so that there is a ring of white around the bottom of the chocolate chip to represent the white of Santa’s eyes.
But you don’t have to. You can make every Santa unique.
Put a dab of almond bark on the back of a Red Hot candy for Santa’s nose.
You could use a red M&M instead of the Red Hot.
Sometimes the Red Hot candy can be hard to find.
If you can’t find them at your local grocery store or big box store, they are available on Amazon.com.
Have fun with this little project! Please, please, please show us your Santa cookies on social media so that we can ooh and ahh over them with you.
Save this Santa Claus Nutter Butter Cookie recipe to your favorite Christmas Cookies board or your Christmas Treats board.
- 16 oz pkg Nutter Butter cookies
- 16 oz vanilla almond bark
- red sanding sugar
- Red Hots candy
- white chocolate chips
- mini chocolate chips
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the almond bark on high power for 1 minute. Stir well. Microwave at 30-second intervals until almond bark is melted and smooth.
- For each Santa Cookie, dip one end of the Nutter Butter cookie into white almond bark for Santa's beard.
- Turn the cookie over and dip the other end into the almond bark for Santa's hat.
- Immediately dip the Santa hat end into red sanding sugar, leaving a little bit of white showing.
- Place the Nutter Butter onto a sheet of waxed paper.
- Use a wooden skewer to place a dab of almond bark on the back of a white chocolate chip. Place the chocolate chip to one side of Santa's hat for the pompom.
- Place a dab of almond bark on the back of two mini chocolate chips. Place the chocolate chips on Santa's face for eyes.
- Place a dab of almond bark on the back of a red hot candy for Santa's nose.
- Try putting the Santa hat at an angle for a different look.
- Experiment with using a larger dab of almond bark on the chocolate chip eyes so that you can see a ring of white around the eyes.
- Not every Santa Claus Cookie has to be exactly the same!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.