Airheads Mitten Cookies

mitten airheads cookies @airheadscandySometimes after making the same holiday cookies year after year, and you start itching for something new and creative. Working with Airheads who has a fun holiday contest going on, I’m trying my hand working with the easy and colorful candy as a fondant in a non-traditional holiday treat.

mitten airheads cookies @airheadscandy

Keep reading to see how we made these cute holiday cookies!

Styling and photography by Liz Stanley

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Step 1: Decide your color scheme for the striped airhead fondant on top. Microwave the airheads for about 5-8 seconds to slightly soften them and then cut with a pizza cutter into strips. Attach the strips to eachother while the airheads are still slightly soft and malleable. mitten-airhead-cookies4

Step 2: Using a cookie cutter of your choice, press it hard into the striped airheads design you made. If they harden too much stick them in the microwave for a bit but be careful of over heating them. If you’ve found a spot has become too soft, let it sit and harden up a bit before working with it. I found my mitten cookie cutter here.mitten-airhead-cookies5

Step 3: Do the same with other designs and colors of airheads.

mitten-airhead-cookies6Step 4: Make your sugar cookies with the same cookie cutter. My favorite sugar cookie recipe is from my sister in law here.

mitten-airhead-cookies2Step 5: Place your airheads mitten candy on top of the cookie while they’re still a bit warm and they’ll adhere every so slightly to the cookie. Serve and enjoy!


Darling Liz!! I am hoping your SIL’s recipe shares how to keep the sugar cookies from spreading. That is always my problem! Heading there now

Love these! Never thought to use airheads in this way. So cute!

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