Elf Cookies

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  • Elf Cookies are easy to make, miniature shortbread cookies that are bite sized and delicious. Elf on the Shelf cookies are a delicious treat to make your elf or for your elf to gift to well behaved children!

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    We have so much fun with our elf, even if intermittently. It’s fun to see if and what kind of surprises our elf has been up to.

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    These shortbread Elf Cookies make the sweetest treat for children and will get them into the holiday spirt.

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    Elf on the Shelf Cookies are also a great gift for you elf and a fun activity for kids! A nice reminder that giving goes both ways!

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    How to Make Elf Cookies

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    This classic shortbread elf cookie recipe is so easy and requires just a few staple ingredients – butter, sugar, vanilla and salt!

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    Simply blend butter, sugar and vanilla, combine with flour and salt and chill dough before rolling, cutting and baking!

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    Cookie Cutters for Elf on the Shelf Cookies

    Miniature cookie cutters are the perfect tool for the job. In fact, we use these for so much more! They’re great for stacking cookies on top of larger cookies of the same shape, using them as a stencil to sprinkle sugar in shapes on cookies and more!

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    More Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

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    If you make these Elf Cookies, don’t forget to tag @julieblanner and leave a 5 star review in the comments below!

    elf cookies recipe

    Elf Cookies

    Elf Cookies are easy to make, miniature shortbread cookies that are bite sized and delicious. Elf on the Shelf cookies are a delicious treat to make your elf or for your elf to gift to well behaved children!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword christmas, christmas cookies, cookie, cookie exchange, cookies, easy recipe
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 9 minutes
    Total Time 19 minutes
    Servings 48
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Combine sugar, butter and vanilla.

    2. Add flour and salt and mix until combined.

    3. On floured plastic wrap, press into a disc shape (like a thick plate) wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

    4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    5. On floured parchment paper, roll dough to 1/4" thick.

    6. Use cookie cutters to cut elf cookies into shape and peel excess dough. Transfer parchment paper filled with cutouts on cookie sheet.

    7. Bake 8-9 minutes.

     

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