-1 package of Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
-1 container of vanilla frosting (I used Pillsbury fluffy white). You can also use strawberry or chocolate
-sprinkles of your choice
-red or pink m&m's (you can also use Skittles)
Start by spreading out some wax paper. You'll need this to dry your cookies. They take a few hours to harden up, so if you plan on bringing these to a picnic or party, I recommend making them the day before or the morning of so they have time to set.
Take the top and foil off of your frosting and place in the microwave for 10 second intervals. Stir the frosting after each go. You want to get it almost watery, but not quite, so you have a nice dipping source (maybe the consistency of melted chocolate?). I think it took four times in the microwave before I got mine to be the right consistency. I learned this trick from the book Hello Cupcake by Karen Tack. Before this I had no idea you could melt frosting in the microwave or use it as a glaze like this.
Once you get your frosting to be the right consistency, dip each cookie in the frosting and place on wax paper. Sprinkle with a few sprinkles and top with your m&m. Yup, it's that simple.
Notice there is one cookie missing from my wax paper? Quality control, you know!
About an hour after I had set these out, I noticed the backs of the cookies were still kind of soft, so I flipped them over so they could harden on the back, too.
When they were completely dry, I stacked them up on a pretty plate.
They really were a hit at the party, and yummy, too!
JERSEY MOMMA TIPS:
-I actually had a whole package of red m&m's that someone had given me from their trip to the m&m's store in Vegas. If you're not as fortunate as me, you'll just have to pick all the red ones out of a regular pack of m&m's! No biggie, right? That's actually a good job for the little ones.
-You can also use melted white chocolate instead of the frosting. Some people find the frosting too sweet. I find melting the white chocolate to be too time consuming, and it's not usually something I have in my pantry. But to each his own!
- Remember these are NUTTER Butter cookies, so if you're taking them to a picnic or party, be sure your host/hostess knows that the treats are NOT nut free!
-to see other variations of the Nutter Butter cookie, try visiting RoseBakes