Happy Elf Cookies

Elf Christmas Cookies Recipe
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Use an ornament cookie cutter and dip the top of these cookies in candy coating to create a cute stocking cap for these happy elves.
1:30
Prep Time
4:10
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
orange juice
1 tablespoon
vanilla
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking powder

Coating

12 ounces
vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

Decorations

Sanding sugars, coconut, decorator sparkle gels, decorator candies such as (starlight mint candy, candy buttons, mini pastel chips, red and green swirled chips, jumbo confetti), as desired

Directions

  1. Combine butter, sugar, egg, orange juice and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add flour and baking powder. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F.
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round ornament cookie cutter. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges just begin to turn lightly browned. Cool completely.
  5. Place candy coating in deep 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat.
  6. Dip top one-third of a few cookies at a time into melted coating; shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper. Immediately, before coating hardens, decorate dipped portions to create hats. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  7. Decorate as desired using candies to create eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth. Attach candies to cookies with a dab of melted candy coating. Let stand 15 minutes to allow candy coating to harden.
  8. Store in single layers in loosely covered container.

Recipe Tips

Happy Elf Cookies How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix < <- Ornament cookie cutters can be purchased online or at specialty baking or kitchen stores.

- You can use a 3-inch round cookie cutter in place of the ornament cookie cutter.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
8g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Made these for a Christmas craft faire and were sold out in no time. The taste was very good and they were easy to make.

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