My favorite Christmas movie of all time is Elf. Everyone is all about the elf on the shelf rage too. I came up with this great way to make and enjoy the elf cookies. Who else here is ready for Christmas like I am? Let’s learn how to make some Elf cookies which you can use either with Elf on the Shelf or Elf the movie!
Before you see my amazing Elf Cookie recipe check out all the other great cookie ideas that I have cooked up with my blogger friends. You’re going to want to make and eat these!
How to make Elf cookies
First gather all your ingredients you’re going to need to make these delicious Elf cookies. Then get ready to bake!
Elf Cookies Ingredients:
3 C flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1 TBSP baking soda
½ TBSP ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 ½ C sugar
1 ½ C packed brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temp
1 TBSP peppermint extract
2-4 drops of red food coloring
2 C semisweet chocolate chips
1 C Green M&M’s
1 bag of Ghiradelli white chocolate
1 squeeze bottles
1 contanier of christmas sprinkles
Elf Cookies Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Whisk ingredients together. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars until creamy.
Slowly add one egg at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating after each addition.
Add vanilla beating to incorporate with the butter, sugar, and egg mixture.
Slowly add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, stirring to combine after each addition.
Mix in the chocolate chips and M&M’s
Using a ¼ cup, scoop out the cookie dough and place on the lined cookie sheet allowing space for baking between each cookie.
Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly brown.
Using a double boiler melt the white chocolate
Once melted, pour chocolate into the squeeze bottle
Wrap a paper towel around the bottle to keep your hands from burning.
pipe chocolate onto the cookie
Sprinkle the christmas sprinkles
Let dry completely for 30 minutes before enjoying!
Now check out our other ideas for Christmas cookies on the linky below!