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Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies

It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .snowmen! If you’re a fan of Nutter Butter cookies and you’re in the Christmas spirit, I’ve got a great tutorial for you. In this post you’re going to learn how to make Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies!

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Can I Dip Store-Bought Cookies in Chocolate? 

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The question isn’t “Can I?” but “Should I?” And the answer is a definitive “Yes!” You can take almost any store-bought cookie and dip it into chocolate (or candy melts or Almond Bark)

Several months ago I posted a great how-to tutorial on the process of covering Oreos with chocolate. Check out my Chocolate Covered Oreos Using a Mold post.

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I’ve done this many times with Oreos. If you’ve followed me for very long you’re probably seen my Easy Oreo Christmas ornaments. They were a lot of fun to make. 

If you scroll down in that post you’ll see the versatility of this idea. I made some patriotic ones at 4th of July. I made them again for a Quinceanera using a Beauty and the Beast theme. 

I also did a post about the process of covering graham crackers with chocolate. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

I think it would be fun to have a chocolate-dipping party, covering all sorts of store-bought (or even homemade) cookies in chocolate. And remember, you don’t have to cover the whole cookie. Here’s an example (my Peanut Butter Nutella cookies) of how to dip just a portion of the cookie in chocolate. (In this case I added chopped peanuts, as well.)

Other cookies that might be fun to half-dip would include Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies or even these Chessmen Butter Cookies.

No matter which cookies you choose, chocolate covered cookies are easy and fun. They’re also a great project with the kids.

Today’s tutorial for these yummy snowmen is no different. You can arrange a get-together with the little ones in your life to make these tasty treats during the holidays. 

Nutter Butter Snowmen Ingredients

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Wondering what you’ll need to make these tasty treats? These are simple ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. For a full printable tutorial you can click the box at the bottom of this post but here is a quick peek at what you’ll need: 

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COOKIE INGREDIENTS

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Almond Bark (or other white melting chocolate)
  • vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • regular M&Ms

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • shortening
  • powdered sugar
  • black gel food coloring
  • orange gel food coloring

(Note: You can use melted chocolate in place of frosting.)

How to Make Easy Snowman Nutter Butter Cookies

These fun holiday cookies come together so easily. You’re going to have a blast making them. 

Start by breaking six almond bark squares apart and placing them in a small bowl. Add vegetable oil. (You can use candy melts if you prefer.)

Place in microwave and heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each time. Mine took a total of 1 1/2 minutes. 

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Stir well and set aside. 

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Prep your work space. I used a wire rack so that the chocolate could drip down onto waxed paper below. In retrospect, I would skip this step and just use the waxed paper or parchment paper over a cookie sheet. (The wire rack left the backs of the cookies looking a little rough.)

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One at a time, dip your cookies into the bowl of melted white chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate.

Use a fork for this process, lifting the wet cookies directly onto the waxed paper (or rack, your choice). 

When you’ve got all of the cookies covered, add your snowman’s “buttons” (M&Ms). You will want to make sure your chocolate is still pliable at this point. 

You can make the eyes out of melted chocolate or frosting. I used frosting but next time I’ll go with chocolate because it hardens better, which is what you’ll need/want. 

If you’re making a simple frosting combine 1/3 cup shortening and enough powdered sugar to bring it together into a soft paste. You can always add a dash of water if you get it too thick. 

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Color your frosting in orange and black and place each color in its own piping bag. 

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Cut the tips of the bags and pipe the noses and eyes onto the cookies. Make the noses “tall” (representing carrot noses).

You’ll want to use smaller black dots for the mouth. (Hint: You can use an edible marker for this process if you choose.) Use slightly larger black dots to represent the coal eyes.

Once you’ve finished piping, set the tray of cookies into the refrigerator to firm up. 

Note: Because the wire rack left the back of my cookies looking a bit rough I smoothed out the bottom of the cookies by setting each cookie in a gently warmed skillet for 2 – 3 seconds each.

Remove and enjoy! (You’ll probably want to wait until they’ve softened back up a little so you don’t break your teeth on the almond bark.) 

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Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. 

What to Expect from these Adorable Snowmen Cookies

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These are fun and delicious! They’re perfect for a snow day activity with the kids and great for the holiday season. They’re the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so they’re reminiscent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Yum.

My adorable nutter butter snowmen cookies were a little messy, but that’s part of the fun of it, honestly. Don’t try too hard to make them perfect. That’s not the goal. The goal is simply to have fun with the kids and offer them something tasty and cute to enjoy. 

As I mentioned above, you might want to use melted chocolate instead of frosting, especially if you plan to transport these. You could even opt for half an orange M&M for the nose (applied with melted chocolate). 

Variations on these Nutter Butter Cookies

These are fun holidays cookies you’re sure to love on a cold winter day. Feel free to mix them up a bit, making them your own. Here are a few ideas:

White Candy Melts: You can always substitute candy melts for Almond Bark. You can also use white chocolate chips.

Wafer Cookies: If you can’t find Nutter Butters (or you have a peanut allergy in your midst) no worries! You can use wafer cookies. 

Add More Decor: You can pipe on a scarf across the snowman’s neck if you like using a color like bright blue. You could even make the scarf out of Fruit Roll Ups! If you like you can use pretzels to add stick arms if you want. If you like, you can use taffy taffy to form the buttons and nose. You can use a black food marker for the eyes if you don’t want to bother with frosting or melted chocolate.

Mini Chocolate Chips: Use these for eyes if you like.

Candy Corn: You can use the end of a piece of candy corn for the nose if you like!

Milk Chocolate: You can always use milk chocolate if you don’t like white almond bark. 

Mini Oreos: If you prefer a traditional snowman look you can use three small Oreos. Individually coat the cookies then allow them to dry pressed up against each other. Handle carefully once chilled! 

Other Christmas Treats from Out of the Box Baking

We’re crazy about the Christmas season and have a ton of yummy delights, sure to bring a smile to your family and guests during the holidays. Here are some of our favorites: 

Christmas Party Ideas: Edible Christmas Trees: Fun to make with the kids and beautiful to present to your guests, these Christmas trees will blow you away!

Easy Christmas Cupcakes (to decorate with kids): You’re going to love making these with the kids at Christmastime!

The 12 Bundt Cakes of Christmas: This is the mother load of Christmas-themed cakes, and all in an easy bundt pan.

16 Easy Cookie Exchange Recipes: In the mood for cute cookies this holiday season? We’ve got you covered!

Traditional Coconut Cake: A personal favorite. I just came up with this recipe recently and it’s deeee-licious!

Fudgy Pecan Pie: If you’re looking for a pecan pie with a rich chocolatey twist, this is the dessert recipe for you!

Orange Cranberry Cookies: Soft and light, these are almost cake-like. You’ll love these cookies during the holidays!

Easy Oreo Christmas Ornaments: Fun to make with the kids, you’ll love these easy ornaments.

Easy Holiday Peppermint Bark: This is a holiday favorite, perfect for any party or Christmas event.

That’s it for this holiday post, friends. I hope you enjoy these fun Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies!


About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies

Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies

Yield: 18
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .snowmen! If you’re a fan of Nutter Butter cookies and you’re in the Christmas spirit, I’ve got a great tutorial for you. In this post you’re going to learn how to make Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies!

Ingredients

  • COOKIES:
  • 18 Nutter Butters
  • 1/2 lb Almond Bark
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • M&Ms (small bag)
  • Quick easy frosting (or melted chocolate) for eyes and nose
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup (approximately) powdered sugar
  • black gel food coloring
  • orange gel food coloring

Instructions

    How to Make Easy Snowman Cookies?

    These come together so easily. You’re going to have a blast making them.

    Start by breaking six almond bark squares apart and placing them in a small bowl. Add vegetable oil.

    Place in microwave and heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each time. Mine took a total of 1 1/2 minutes.

    Stir well and set aside.

    Prep your work space. I used a wire rack so that the chocolate could drip down onto waxed paper below. In retrospect, I would skip this step and just use the waxed paper. (The wire rack left the backs of the cookies looking a little rough.)

    One at a time, dip your cookies into the bowl of melted chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate. Use a fork for this process, lifting the wet cookies directly onto the waxed paper (or rack, your choice).

    When you’ve got all of the cookies covered, add your snowman’s “buttons” (M&Ms). You will want to make sure your chocolate is still pliable at this point.

    You can make the eyes out of melted chocolate or frosting. I used frosting but next time I’ll go with chocolate because it hardens better, which is what you’ll need/want.

    If you’re making a simple frosting combine 1/3 cup shortening and enough powdered sugar to bring it together into a soft paste. You can always add a dash of water if you get it too thick.

    Color your frosting in orange and black and place in piping bags.

    Cut the tips of the bags and pipe your nose and eyes onto the cookies. Make the noses "tall" (representing carrot noses). Make the black eyes slightly larger than the dots for the mouth.

    Once you’ve finished piping, set the tray of cookies into the refrigerator to firm up.

    Remove and enjoy! (You’ll probably want to wait until they’ve softened back up a little so you don’t break your teeth on the almond bark.)

    Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

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