Adorable Acorns Decorated Cookies

Use Purchased Cookies to Create Decorated Cookies That Are Edible Art

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The Smart Cookie book is all about using purchased cookies as a base, freeing you up to decorate and create. Who knew Nutter Butter cookies could be turned into acorns? These are easy enough to make with kids and are a great rainy day project. Check out the Fun Flower Cookies for another cute recipe.

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Reprinted with permission from Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats© 2014 Christi Farr Johnstone, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group

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These darling little acorn cookies make for fabulous treats that are perfect for fall parties. They are simple to put together and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, if desired. You can fill a large glass bowl or jar with these cookies for a quick table centerpiece that can turn into dessert at the end of your meal. For gift-giving, try filling a mason jar with these sweet acorn cookies and finishing it off with some ribbon or raffia.

Adorable Acorns Decorated Cookies
Makes: Makes 24 cookies
  • 12 Nutter Butter® cookies
  • 12 small pretzel sticks
  • 6 ounces chocolate candy coating
  • ⅔ cup chocolate sprinkles
  1. Cut the Nutter Butter® cookies in half through the center point. Break the pretzel sticks in half.
  2. Melt the candy coating according to package directions.
  3. Dip the cut end of a cookie into the candy coating, covering only about one-quarter of the cookie. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles over the candy coating.
  4. Dip the end of a pretzel stick into the candy coating and then attach it to the candy coating on the cookie; this becomes the acorn’s stem.
  5. Place the cookie on waxed or parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Allow them to dry until the candy coating is firm to the touch.


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