Nutter Butter Reindeer cookies are not new to the internet DIY food craft crowd. But I decided to try them and in the process I learned a couple of things that I feel are important to share.
But first, in case you don’t care about helpful tips *ahem*, here is the “ingredient list”. Some links may be affiliate links, which means if you purchase items through those links I may receive a little $ at no additional cost to you.
- Nutter Butter cookies (I used double stuff because if those are an option, is there any other choice?!
- Mini pretzels
- Mini M&Ms
- White chocolate melts
- Candy eyes
If you want to watch these guys being put together… watch it here:
Now for the insight:
1 – THE REINDEER ANTLERS ARE HARDER TO ACCOMPLISH THAN THEY LOOK.
Plan to either eat A LOT of broken pretzels or throw a bunch of pieces away. ALSO PLAN FOR A LOT OF CRUMBS. I don’t know if there are any secrets to breaking pretzels into antlers neatly and without a lot of waste. If there are – somebody share because I didn’t want to take the time to google “how to neatly break mini pretzels into antlers for Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies.” Of course you can always save the fails to sprinkle on or in stuff.
2 – USE CANDY MELTS AND NOT FROSTING FOR THE GLUE
If we were just considering eyes and nose, frosting is fine. But if you are aiming for awesome antlers, you’re gonna want the strength of candy melts.
3 – USE NUTTER BUTTERS TO HELP HOLD THE ANTERS UNTIL THE CANDY MELTS SET
Place a plain Nutter Butter cookie under each antler as it hangs off the edge until the candy melt has set. Otherwise… oh poor widdle reindeer with janky antlers…
If you like food crafts… here’s another one for ya! And as luck would have it, these Acorn Cookie Kisses also use Nutter Butter cookies. Who knew they were so versatile?!
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