|How fun would it be to serve Pink Fuzzy Slipper Cookies on Mother’s Day
or for a slumber party, spa party, or even a baby shower?
The other day she brought along a Better Homes and Gardens magazine filled with cupcake ideas and she was so excited to show me how they turned Nutter Butter Cookies into flip flops to top a summer themed cupcake. My friend continued to flip through the magazine talking about various cupcakes, but all I could think about was different ways to use the peanut shaped cookies to make some other footwear.
I went down the list of shoes – sneakers, pumps, clogs, cleats … then it hit me.
Pink fuzzy slippers.
Since slippers have a fairly simple design, I was certain I could replicate them using the cookies. I was so excited to get started working on my new project as I thought it would be a perfect idea for Mother’s Day. How cute would they look when served with breakfast in bed?
That afternoon I ran to the store, bought a package of cookies, and got busy in the kitchen. Each slipper would only require one half of the cookie, so I split the cookies and scraped out the filling. The creamy peanut butter centers tasted very similar to that of the peanut butter fudge used to make buckeyes (a traditional candy popular in my home state of Ohio), so I whipped up a batch of the fudge and mixed in the cookie filling. Yum. It had the perfect flavor and a small scoop of the fudge set on top of each cookie was easily molded into a little slipper.
I melted some pink candy coating, dipped two slipper cookies, and used a fork to spike the wet coating. They looked odd. They just weren’t fuzzy enough.
I thought about using coconut tinted pink, but tasted the cookie with some coconut. Not good.
Next I tried sprinkling the pink candy coated slipper with pink sanding sugar. Too shiny.
Then I sprinkled on some pink jimmies. Nope.
As I was looking around for inspiration, I came across a bowl of shaved dark chocolate that I had used earlier that week to coat some truffles. The chocolate shavings had a nice fuzzy quality, so I grabbed my rotary cheese grater and grated some pink candy coating and sprinkled it over my pink slipper cookies. It was the perfect fit. So, I got to work making a whole batch of slipper cookies.
You can even turn these decorated Nutter Butters into cute Bunny Slippers by adding modeling chocolate ears and nose, candy eyes, and edible grass whiskers. See the directions to make Bunny Slipper Cookies, here.
Sweet Pink Fuzzy Slipper Cookies (Makes 15 pair of slippers)
15 Nutter Butter Cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I choose Jif)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon table salt
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
20 ounces pink confectionery coating / candy melts
Special Equipment Needed:
Pull apart the two peanut shaped cookies. Scrape the peanut butter filling off of each cookie using a knife or spatula, not your teeth:) Reserve filling.
- I know most buckeye recipes don’t call for heavy whipping cream, but I have been using it for a while and like how it effects the texture of the fudge. It is perfectly creamy.
- Don’t pack the powdered sugar into the measuring cup or you will have more sugar than needed. If this happens, your fudge can be come too thick and dry. To fix this, knead in a bit of heavy whipping cream until the mixture is malleable but still stiff.
- If your kitchen is very warm, you may need to refrigerate the peanut butter fudge for about 30 minutes before trying to mold it into the slipper shape.
Use your finger or the end of a wooden spoon to make an indentation in each fudge ball. Pinch around the edge of the indentation creating the opening of each slipper.
Grate 4 ounces of the pink candy melts using a rotary cheese grater. Pour grated candy onto a plate.
I suggest you dip the cookie back into the candy melts, then quickly pull it out, then dip just the top of the slipper cookie back into the candy melts, then pull it out. Repeat this process three or four times. It will help pull the excess candy off of the slipper cookie. Lift the slipper cookie up out of the candy melts. At this point you may need to tap the cookie to remove any excess candy or you may have to use your finger to move some melted coating into the slipper’s opening.
Repeat, dipping and coating each of the slipper cookies. Freeze slippers for 5 minutes to set the candy coating. Remove from freezer and allow to come to room temperature before serving. Store in an airtight container.
Items used to make this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)