DIY Pinocchio Cookies

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Jiminy Cricket! There’s some­thing kinda sweet about tak­ing one of children’s favorite cook­ies and cre­at­ing a lov­able char­ac­ter with them. These Nilla Wafer Pinoc­chio cook­ies are so sim­ple, so fun, and oh-so adorable. But I think the best part is the pret­zel nose. How big of a lie did Pinoc­chio tell? Only the nose knows.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Ingre­di­ents

  • Nilla Wafer cookies
  • Stick pret­zels (I used larger “dip­ping sticks”)
  • Black candy melts
  • Pink food coloring
  • Icing eyes (found in most hobby & craft stores)
  • Red food col­or­ing marker
  • Yel­low Star­burst candies
  • Red and blue Air­head candies
DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 1
Make holes in the Nilla Wafer cook­ies with a sharp, pointed knife. I started by twist­ing the cookie in a cir­cle with the point of the knife in the cen­ter. Be sure your holes are large enough to fit your pret­zel noses.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 2
Dilute some pink food col­or­ing with water. Dip the tip of your fin­ger into the food col­or­ing and dab it on both sides of the cookie to make Pinocchio’s rosy cheeks.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 3
Draw the mouths onto the cook­ies using a red food col­or­ing marker.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 4
Melt 2 or 3 ounces of black candy melts in the microwave. Using a food-safe paint brush, paint the candy melt hair on Pinocchio’s head.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 5
Attach the icing eyes using just a dab of the candy melt on a toothpick.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 6
Cut your pret­zel noses to the var­i­ous sizes you pre­fer. Dip the bot­toms into the candy melt and insert them into the cookie holes. Allow them to cool and set in place.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Step 7
Make candy hats by cut­ting yel­low Star­burst tri­an­gles with a pair of scis­sors. Add a blue Air­head candy stripe and a red Air­head candy feather to each yel­low hat. Attach the hats to the tops of the Pinoc­chio cookie heads with more of the candy melt.

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

You’ve cre­ated a real Pinoc­chio cookie boy!

DIY Pinocchio Cookies

Enjoy!