I think my snowmen look like they are being held-up at gunpoint!
This is another one of the treats I sent to work with my husband the other day. After dipping the cookies, I realized I should have set them a little further apart on the cookie sheet to set. Hence, why their little arms are straight up rather than out to the sides. Oh well, they were welcomed by his staff and I think they turned out sooo cute!
As I was making these and getting further into the project, I was having second thoughts. Second thoughts about what I had gotten myself into! Between making the Christmas Eve Mice, these Snowmen and the Santa's I will post about tomorrow, I was starting to get crazy! Lots of messiness, waiting, putzy detail and did I say MESS! After taking a break and walking away for awhile, I was right back at it. Giving them to my husband to put in the car the next morning, I told him I'd do it all over again. They all turned out so cute, it was worth it!
1 package (16 ounces) Nutter Butter cookies
1-1/4 pounds white candy coating, melted
Miniature chocolate chips
M&M miniature baking bits
Pretzel sticks, halved
Orange and red decorating gel or frosting
Using tongs, dip cookies in candy coating; shake off excess. Place on waxed paper. Place two chocolate chips on one end of cookies for eyes. Place baking bits down middle for buttons. For arms, dip ends of two pretzel stick halves into coating; attach one to each side. Let stand until hardened. Pipe nose and scarf with gel or frosting. Yield: 32 cookies.
I found this recipe in the 2006 Taste of Home 'Best Holiday Recipes Book'.