Elf on the Shelf

Elf On The Shelf Cookies

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We are right in the middle of Elf on the Shelf season and wouldn’t you know it? This is the favorite recipe of the Elves of the North Pole!  Make sure you share this Elf On The Shelf Cookie recipe with your favorite elf fanatic and whip up a batch for Santa!

Elf On The Shelf Cookies

You will need:

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 container of Christmas sprinkles


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  and red food coloring, 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 onto the white icing

Let dry completely for 30 minutes before enjoying!