Here's the final treat I sent to work with the hubby. They turned out so adorable! I saw this recipe a few years ago in one of my many Taste of Home Magazines. Do you think I could find it when I wanted to make them? No! I was able to find it online on the Taste of Home site.
I only have one suggestion when making these Santa's. I was unable to find white chips for the tassel. I know I've seen them, but I'm assuming the stores I shop at were out of them. I used a frosting that was supposed to set up hard. Well, it was a nightmare because it didn't do what it was supposed to do! The cookies were in the fridge overnight and the tassels still didn't set. They started coming off when I put the bag over them for transport.
Regardless, his staff liked them and there weren't any left!
Santa Claus Cookies
12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 package (1 pound) Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
Red colored sugar
32 vanilla or white chips
64 semi-sweet mini morsels
32 red-hot candies
In a microwave, melt white chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20- second intervals, stirring until smooth.
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. Press one vanilla chip off-center on hat for pom-pom; let stand until set.
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, attache semisweet chips for eyes and a red-hot for nose. Place on waxed paper until set. Yield: 32 servings.
This would be another fun one to do with kids!