Elf on the Shelf -Mini Sugar Cookies

Elf on the Shelf Cookies

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I caved and got an elf on the shelf for my kids.  I am mostly just moving it around, rather than worrying about making scenes that are too complicated. However, I do like to do a few scenes that they will get excited about.

I know you can buy Elf on the Shelf Cookie Cutters, but without getting too complicated, you can make your kids some ” elf-sized” sugar cookies in just a few minutes.  Your kids will remember this. I mean, who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast?

II am a firm believer that all Christmas cookies should be tiny.  If you’re not making ” elf-sized” Christmas cookies specifically, I still think these are cute for anyone who wants just a little taste of Christmas 🙂

To make ” Elf on the Shelf” mini cookies, you will need:

A frosting tip– to use as a cookie-cutter.  Or a tiny cookie cutter

Sugar Cookie Dough



parchment paper 

a cookie sheet 



To make these tiny sugar cookies- follow the instructions on the package, but you will want to bake them in the oven for just 5 minutes.   They are so small, that’s all the time it takes!   Plus, they are so tiny that they will cook quickly too.


Christmas Cookie decorating doesn’t have to be complicated.  I used pre-made white frosting and some sprinkles.  You could always have your elf leave out decorating supplies for the kids to decorate their mini cookies.

And if you are leaving out Mini Sugar Cookies out with your Elf, he needs to have a teeny glass of milk too!  ( I wouldn’t advise leaving milk out all night.  You might want to wake up a few minutes early to pour the milk.)  I had to dig in the back of my cabinets for an old shot glass.

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I know that sometimes Elf on the Shelf can be a little annoying for parents.   For us,  these cold winter days in Iowa- can get monotonous.  I love how much excitement our elf “Cherry” brings to my kids.

Plus, you will have cookies in 20 minutes.

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy

    Those are too yummy! I love when our EOTS, Snowy, brings fun treats.

  2. Such cute cookies I love seeing these elf on a shelf ideas.

  3. Oh how cute! I’d love to make some of these mini treats! This is such a fun way to start the Elf activities!

  4. Mini sugar cookies are such a great idea and I can get my little cousins in on the fun of making them.

  5. Oh that’s cute mini cookies for your elf on a shelf… super creative !! wow elf on a lf seems like a lot of work!!

  6. How adorable to make mini cookies for the elf! My boys would go crazy over this. Pinning to help me remember when I need something creative to do this Christmas!

  7. super cute and fun. i am totally going to have to do this this month

  8. What a cute idea to welcome the elf. The mini sugar cookies look so yummy.

  9. These are adorable! I love the idea of teeny tiny cookies!

  10. I’m sure my daughter would like to bake little cute cookies like this, I love your creative way.

  11. These are soo cute! That elf is pretty creative 😉

  12. I can totally make these sugar cookies. Yum.

  13. Your cookies are just so cute and I love the name Cherry for your elf!

  14. I love the inspiration and cookies
    Sugar cookies are my fav

  15. They look super yummy and such a fab idea. I am doing elf on the shelf next year for my son so this is great inspiration for me. thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love this idea! And, Fewer calories in each cookie!

  18. they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. IF you wanted to get different shapes, you can get clay shape cutters from the clay section of the craft store! This is a cute idea!

  21. Love your cookies-SO Cute! Quick Question – where did you get the adorable tray for your cookies? The small (shot) glass and tray really complete the look! Thank you for sharing! LK

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