Nutter Butter Cookies can be transformed into so many cute little characters for Christmas and I thought the shape of the peanut butter cookies was the perfect body for a penguin. Trying to make this project really easy, I made a few penguins where I just frosted the cookies with Nutella and added the marshmallow belly, Tootsie Roll wings, Circus Peanut beak and feet, and candy eyes, but I didn’t like how the sides of the cookies showed, so I went ahead and dipped them in dark chocolate. They taste great either way.
If you don’t have much experience working with chocolate, read my Chocolate Making Tips page (here) before you begin. You can use melted and tempered pure dark chocolate or just melted dark confectionery coating/candy melts for this project. Each penguin will use about an ounce of chocolate, but you’ll need extra so you can have enough in your bowl to dip the last few Nutter Butter Cookies.
melted and tempered dark chocolate OR melted dark confectionery coating/candy melts
kitchen shears or knife
dipping fork or kitchen fork
parchment paper lined baking sheet
Place the marshmallow, cut side down, on your chocolate dipped Nutter Butter. Attach one wing to each side of the cookie and two feet to the bottom of the cookie. Then add the eyes and beak.
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