Cookie Cutter Fudge #SundaySupper


Cookie Cutter Fudge

Only 44 days left before Christmas! (if you celebrate a different holiday, insert your countdown here). If you’re anything like me, you have no clue what to buy for people. Sure, I know my brother wants the latest movies and Murray wants a big bag of treats, but what about everybody else? The coworkers. The friends you see a few times a year. The neighbors. What do you give someone that says more than a gift card? Today the #SundaySupper group is sharing Gifts From The Kitchen, gifts that are made from the heart (and saves your wallet). How excited would you be if you got Cookie Cutter Fudge? Not only is there a delicious treat to munch on, you get to keep the cookie cutter.


Cookie Cutter Fudge

I’ve been dying to try this recipe for the past few years now. Usually I just give away cupcakes or cappuccino mixes in fancy containers, but I keep giving to the same people, so I needed a new idea.


Cookie Cutter Fudge

Cookie cutters aren’t that expensive either. You can get a pack of different shapes at the dollar store. If you don’t want to give the cutters away, just pop out the fudge when it is cold and firm (trust me – doing this at room temperature is a big, messy failure). Or you can make an 8×8 pan then cut out shapes when firm.


Cookie Cutter Fudge

Decorating isn’t my forte, but I don’t think I did too badly either. I added sprinkles and Skittles after pouring the fudge so they would stick better. You can always melt chocolate (either white or those colored disks) or even pipe on buttercream or royal icing.


Cookie Cutter Fudge

You are welcome to use your favorite fudge recipe. I went with my foolproof, no-thermometer-needed fudge because all I had to do was melt and pour. First I wrapped the bottom of each cutter with foil and placed them on a cookie sheet. Then I used a spoon to fill the cutters, but you are welcome to use any heatproof vessel that has a pouring spout.


Cookie Cutter Fudge

Oh and don’t think this is a Christmas only idea. You can buy cookie cutters in all shapes and sizes, so if there is a special occasion coming up, you can customize the fudge. I thought I had a big cupcake cutter I was going to use, but I didn’t. I must fix that.
Cookie Cutter Fudge
 
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Serves: Roughly 6 pieces (depending on the size)
Ingredients
  • Six (3-inch) cookie cutters
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or coarsely chopped chocolate
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Candy and sprinkles, for decorating
Instructions
  1. Wrap each cookie cutter tightly with foil on the bottom and up the sides. Place them onto a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a steady simmer. Place a heat-proof bowl on top of the water (do not let the bowl actually touch the water. You just want the steam to heat the bowl). Add the chocolate and stir until almost smooth. Add the peanut butter and stir until almost smooth. Add the butter and stir until completely smooth.
  3. Turn off the heat and remove the bowl. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla until well blended. Spoon or pour the batter into each cookie cutter (if you have leftover batter, pour into a ramekin). Decorate with candy and sprinkles as desired. Cool until firm.
Notes
You are welcome to use any fudge flavor you like.

Source: Adapted from Peanut Butter Planet

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  1. As soon as I saw your teaser pic, I’ve been waiting for this! SOOOOO cute!

  2. I love how simple this fudge is, and pb works so great with chocolate! I think the cookie cutter is a great gift, especially very specific shapes which I never buy. Have a great sunday Carla!

  3. What a great gift idea! So many cookie cutters available and you can get ones that have a special meaning or are just right for each person. Love the fudge recipe too.

  4. These are awesome! I absolutely love this idea and will be making these this year to share!

  5. Awww such a cute gift! I never would’ve thought to give out cookie cutters! And I can’t believe Christmas is just 44 days! Where has the time gone?!!

  6. Carla, I love this idea! Going to have to keep my eye out for some cute cookie cutters!

  7. This idea is SO brilliant!!!! I might just have to borrow it for my own Christmas/holiday treats this year….

  8. This is making me hungry! I’m going to make these soon :)

  9. What a great idea. Love, love, love it!!

  10. Oh what a fantastic idea!!!

  11. This is to cute. What a great way to give away the cookie cutters.

  12. What a great gift for the holidays! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Brilliant!!! I love the photos!

  14. I reallllllly love this idea – I might have to steal it!

  15. What a cute idea! And I love fudge! Thanks for sharing :) I can’t wait to make these.

  16. Carla, seriously, this is a brilliant idea. So creative- I love it! This gift is sure to make a gal feel special.

  17. I have seen these before – so adorable, and I love the addition of peanut butter!

  18. Love that this fudge recipe requires no thermometer! And it’s super cute-love this as a gift idea! Pinning! :)

  19. Great idea, Carla! You can never have too many cookie cutters! (me anyway :) )

  20. OH my! SO SO cute! I totally want this in my mail!

  21. Such a great way to give fudge! I’m a fan of simple metal cookie cutters, so this would be a great way of sharing those with family and friends!

  22. Okay so I stood outside waiting for the postman all day today. No dice.

    Love this so much. Makes such cute prezzies.

  23. How cool! They look amazing. I am sure they taste great too.

  24. Oh my goodness this is such a cute idea. I might wait until after Christmas to buy a bunch of cheap cookie cutters in the sales and give these away next year. :)

  25. Great idea! Super cute and creative.

  26. I’ve wanted to do that ever since I first saw a pin for it on Pinterest. So cute

  27. This is such a cute idea. I love it!!

  28. This is the bee’s knees of holiday gifting! Seriously, I think I might make one of these for everyone in my office. And frankly, for someone who claims she is not a good decorator, I think it makes you more inventive with how you present things–everything looks amazing, but it’s also creative and original, which is extremely refreshing :D

  29. This is such a cute idea! I love your decorating. It sure surpasses my decorating skills. I would love to receive these or to give as a gift. I would like more to receive them. hee hee s

  30. A wonderful treat, delicious!

  31. What an adorable idea!! It looks so cute in all of its wrapping!

  32. SOooo stinking cute!! I’m always down for good gift-giving foodie ideas around Christmastime. Pinning & stealing asap :)

  33. Great idea. Two gifts in one! One treat now and then cookie cutters for later!

  34. They are beautiful – the decoration is amazing on everyone of them! What a fantastic easy idea – I will give them a try, just will be swapping Vegan Butter for the cow ;) Thank you for sharing ~ Bea

  35. I would love to receive a set of this beautiful Cookie Cutter Fudge. You did a great job with the decor. Sprinkles some Skittles on top definitely has make it even stunning! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Carla.

  36. This doesn`t even look home made! LOL Totally attractive and I`d love to receive that as a gift. So impressive!

  37. I’ve seen these before but have never made them. It’s such a cute idea!

  38. Re-visting this page coz am making these beauties as a party favor for my Home Christmas Party!! Prolly make them in December! Thanks for the idea.

  39. I love making cookie cutter fudge! These pictures are so cute!

  40. Kerri Smith says:

    Just saw this on Pinterest! Confused though (which is easy for me!), do you take the tin foil off of the bottom or leave it on? It looks like its off in the pictures! I know, stupid question
    probably!

    Thanks! :)

  41. These look so cute!! I have memories (more like nightmares) of stirring and stirring and checking the thermometer while making fudge with my mom every year. While we had a lot of fun, this recipe will be a must try! Oh, and I think you decorated them very well! I especially love the snowflake :)

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