... I spent my Sunday afternoon in the kitchen in what I hope will become a little family tradition. We made some yummy Christmas treats for our friends and then did a few secret deliveries this evening, leaving the goods on each doorstep and sending a sneaky text that they should go see what is by their front door. It was really fun!
I love these Nutter Butter Santas! I remember making them with my mom when I was younger, but a quick Google search found the exact method here. It's not the quickest cookie to decorate, but I think it's worth it. They crack me up!
All packed up and ready to be delivered:
I have a couple of tips for you if you plan to make these cookies (not that mine are perfect, but I found some methods worked better than others).
- If you just sprinkle the red sugar on, it's easy to do it all over the hat and not leave the white band at the bottom. I ended up putting the sugar on my wax paper and laying the melted chocolate hats onto it so I could better control where the sugar ended up. (You can see the red sugar strip in the Phase 2 picture.)
- I put the melted chocolate in a small Ziploc bag and snipped off the end of the bag to create a icing pouch to attach the eyes and nose. I was having a hard time dipping the tiny chocolate chips into the chocolate, so I went to this alternate method instead.
- Use a container for packaging the cookies that they can use again. This was my mom's suggestion, who is a first grade teacher that receives a lot of baked goods. She appreciates when she gets the cookies in a container that she can and will use year-round instead of a holiday tin that she can only pull out once a year. I picked up these cute jars at HomeGoods.
We delivered three last night, but we still have a few more deliveries to make!