Dec 21, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Cookies

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Cook's Note: I was having a mommy/daughter cooking baking day today and we made these adorable little cookies! 
I bought the Elf on the Shelf candy decorating pieces at Joann Fabric (but I've also seen them at Target, Michael's, etc). They are in the Christmas/Seasonal baking section. These adorable toppers are really meant for cupcakes, I think - but I was making these yummy cookies and needed a cute topper for them and I remembered I had bought these and they turned out adorable! 

If you don't have the Elf on The Shelf toppers, you could use Christmas sprinkles or Christmas Trees, Snowflakes, Hearts, Santa Hats - be creative and have fun!

What You Will Need: 

1 box white or vanilla cake mix 
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
green food coloring, 2-3 drops 
Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting
Sprinkles or candies for tops


Preheat oven to 350° F.
In your stand mixer, cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.

(** NOTE: I used green food coloring to be festive, you can omit the food coloring or use a different color - have fun with with this!) 

Chill the dough in the freezer or fridge for about 15 minutes (covered in a bowl).
Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Spray your cookie baking sheets with Non-Stick Cooking spray, such as Floured Cooking Spray for baking.
Roll dough into 2 inch balls and then roll the ball around in the powdered sugar to coat.
Place on baking sheet and bake for 810 minutes until just set.
As soon as you pull the cookie sheet out of the oven, gently press your candy or sprinkle decoration into the middle of the cookie.
Let cool 2-5 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

This Pinspiration comes from In Katrina's Kitchen


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