Friday, October 26, 2012

Nutter Butter Eyeball Cookies




I am apparently addicted to Nutter Butter Cookies dipped in white chocolate.  There is something so satisfying about a store bought cookie that has been dressed up a bit.  I like, when using store bought cookies, to have the decorations be easy.  If I wanted complicated, I would make peanut butter sandwich cookies from scratch and then make my own peanut butter.  No, I want cute and tasty in a matter of minutes.  These cookies took longer to melt the chocolate then to decorate (which I always find melting chocolate soooo annoying with the microwave for 15 seconds, stir lather, rinse repeat).  These eyeball cookies were born out of necessity since I ran out of white Candy Melts when making my Nutter Butter Ghosts.  While they are not going to win any awards, I do find them amusing and that is the point of a Halloween treat.

Nutter Butter Eyeballs

1 package Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
2 packages purple Wilton Candy Melts
1 package Wilton Candy Eyes
1 teaspoon shortening (optional-to thin out the chocolate a bit)

Pour Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Add 1 teaspoon shortening.  Melt Candy Melts according to package directions for microwave.  Dip Nutter Butter's in candy melts and place on wax paper to dry.  While the Candy Melts are still wet, press Candy Eyes into the chocolate.  Allow to dry.

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