Easy Acorn Cookies {With Nutter Butter}

Quick and easy acorn cookies, homemade with simple ingredients. Fun edible craft for kids during Fall or Autumn and Thanksgiving parties.

I am sure you have seen these cookies before. They are quite popular around this time of the year. They are pretty cute and something fun to make with your kids or grandkids while the turkey is baking. Most of the versions I have seen have a pretzel stem but I didn’t have any pretzels in the house. I had to come up with Plan B and decided to go through my son’s Halloween candy stash and used his Tootsie rolls instead. I am sure he didn’t mind. Make a cookie platter and include today’s cookies plus these Easy Fall Cookies (Leaf Cookies) and these Easy Oreo Turkey Cookies and they are going to be such a hit. Enjoy making them and eating them with the whole family!

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How To Make Easy Acorn Cookies With Nutter Butter?

  1. Cut and divide the cookies– In half.
  2. Add chocolate and sprinkles– On the top of the cookie.  
  3. Add Tootsie Roll stem– Using more chocolate to adhere it.
  4. Close cookie– Using melted chocolate.
Nutter Butter Acorns on Striped Sheet of Paper

Variations And Tips For Nutter Butter Acorns

Try other store-bought cookies– Like Oreos or Milanos. You may have to cut them with a sharp knife on the top for the perfect acorn shape. 

Bake cut out cookies– Use an acorn cutter and these Easy Gingersnap Cookies {Cut Out}. I think the color of them would be so perfectly Fall! You can also use these Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies {With Cake Mix}, Pistachio Cookies {Cut Out}, or these Easy Chocolate Sugar Cookies {Cut Out}.

Use peanut butter– To adhere the chocolate sprinkles to the cookie if you prefer a peanut butter explosion as opposed to a chocolate addition. Note that the peanut butter will not “dry and harden” like the chocolate does. You can consider using melted peanut butter chips.

Use other sprinkles– Use whatever you have on hand that is Fall color themed. They can be as whimsical as you would like them. You can also use my Homemade Sprinkles if you want to make them yourself. This is another fun project to do with your kids.

Use a pretzel– In place of the Tootsie Roll for the stem of the acorn.

Add chopped nuts– Use chopped peanuts in place of sprinkles to add even more acorn texture.

Add crushed pretzels– In place of sprinkles on the acorn tops.

Tips and Techniques for Fall cookies

What kind of chocolate to use? I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use dark chocolate or whatever kind you prefer. You can even use almond bark, or candy melts if that is easier.

How to melt chocolate? Follow package directions. If there are none, you can melt it in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each heating. Another option is to use a double broiler. I prefer the microwave because it saves time and dishes.

Make a bigger batch– Simply double the ingredients and make 40 cookies instead of 20.

Collage Image With Step by Step Pictures on How to Make Acorn Cookies

Storage Of Decorated Cookies

Room Temperature– In a cookie jar for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a freezer-safe bag or sealed container for up to 1 month. Thaw to room temperature and enjoy.

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Easy Acorn Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Decorating time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Quick and easy acorn cookies, homemade with simple ingredients. Fun edible craft for kids during Fall or Autumn and Thanksgiving parties.
Yield: 20 Cookies


  • 10 Nutter butter cookies
  • 1/2 cup Melted chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate sprinkles
  • 6-8 Chocolate tootsie rolls


  • Use a knife to cut the cookies in half.
  • Divide the cookie.
  • Brush some melted chocolate on the top portion of ONLY one cookie.  
  • Dip this area in a bowl of sprinkles and keep aside.  
  • Use a knife to cut little sausage shapes out of Tootsie Roll.
  • Brush some melted chocolate on the cream side of the non-sprinkly cookie.
  • Stick the Tootsie Roll piece here.
  • Brush some more melted chocolate on top of the Tootsie Roll. 
  • Now, stick the sprinkle cookie on top of this cookie and enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 72kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 13mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 72
Author: Abeer Rizvi

7 comments on “Easy Acorn Cookies {With Nutter Butter}”

  1. So cute! Love it!5 stars

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