Soft, colorful homemade elf cookies will delight adults and children alike. They are a perfect winter treat, class and club parties and entertaining.
Tis the season. For shopping, wrapping, gifting, holiday movies, family time. Time even for that little Elf on the Shelf that’s beloved by so many children. How many of your elves cook? Do they bake tiny little elf cookies? Well, here’s some full size Elf cookies to go with those. These soft, colorful homemade elf cookies will delight both adults and children alike. Elf cookies are perfect for a winter treat, class and club parties and entertaining with friends. Here’s instructions for how to make them.
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- measuring cups
- meausring spoons
- squeeze bottle
- cookie sheet
- mixing bowls
- electric mixer
- double boiler
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- 3 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1.5 cups packed brown sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temp
- 1 tbsp peppermint extract
- 2-4 drops of red food coloring
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup green M&M’s
- 1 bag of Ghiradelli white chocolate
- 1 container of christmas sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 f.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
Whisk the ingredients together and set aside.
Place the butter and both sugars in another bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until creamy.
Slowly add one egg at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating after each addition.
Add the vanilla to the butter, sugar, and egg mixture, beating to incorporate.
Slowly add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, stirring to combine after each addition.
Mix in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Use a 1/4 cup scoop to portion out the cookie dough, placing it on the lined cookie sheet allowing space between each cookie for baking.
Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly brown.
Use a double boiler melt the white chocolate.
Once melted, pour chocolate into the squeeze bottle
Pipe chocolate onto the cookies, using a paper towel wrapped around the bottle to keep your hands from burning.
Sprinkle the christmas sprinkles onto the cookies.
Let the cookies dry completely for 30 minutes before serving.
If you’re looking for some other holiday desserts, check out my Mickey Sprinkle Cookies, Peppermint Smore Cookies, Christmas Oreo Truffles, Oreo Truffle Holiday Ornaments, Christmas Tree Cupcakes, and Holiday Bundt Cake.