I’m not gonna sing it. I promise. Not going to ask if you want to build a snowman. But if you did…well, these guys are pretty cute and tasty.
I originally tried to make them look like Olaf because it would have earned me about 10 years of street cred from my four-year old and I would have been a hero but I couldn’t get the mouth to turn out right and we ended up liking these guys the way they were. So we have, instead, just plain ol’ snowmen.
We used Nutter Butters, which we covered in vanilla candy coating (found in the baking aisle). If you’ve never used the candy coating, it’s super simple. Just heat it in the tray it comes in, stir it up, and dip your cookies in.
We laid them on waxed paper (very important. Laying them on other surfaces mean either the cookie will fuse to the surface, or whatever paper is underneath will peel off onto your cookie and look weird and taste bad. So, waxed paper.) As they were drying, we pushed an orange tic tac into the face for his nose, and stick pretzels into the sides for arms.
We found the eyes in the baking aisle as well, and we added them at the same time.
Let the cookies dry (I’d give them an hour to 90 minutes, just to be sure.) Then add on the buttons and the mouth. We tried a lot of different variations…I even tried melting chocolate and drawing it into a mouth shape and letting it dry. We tried chocolate chip buttons. But ultimately, what we found worked best was simple black gel icing.
Just dot it into a curve for the mouth, with a few larger dots for buttons and boom! Done.
And if you’re thinking Nutter Butters can only be improved by covering them with more sugar, you would not be wrong. Not. At. All. These would make great class treats for a winter party, or a good neighbor gift, or just a fun little treat to tuck in kids’ lunchboxes.
And if they inspire any singing at your house…sorry about that.
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