• 28servings
  • 55minutes
  • 101calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsCarbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB12, C, E
MineralsCopper, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened

  2. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  3. 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided

  4. 3 tablespoons milk, divided

  5. 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, divided

  6. 6 drops red food coloring, divided

  7. 140 milk chocolate M&M's (about 2/3 cup)

  8. 56 almond slices (about 4 teaspoons)

  9. 56 brown M&M's minis (1 tablespoon each )

  10. 28 M&M's minis (about 1-1/2 teaspoons)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Elf Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-3/4-in. x 3-1/4-in. diamond cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  2. For one batch of glaze, in a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, 4-1/2 teaspoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon extract. Remove 1 tablespoon glaze to another bowl. Tint remaining glaze with 3 drops food coloring.

  3. Working with one cookie at a time, spread red glaze over top half of cookie. Place one M&M at top for tassel and four M&M's across edge of glaze for hat brim. For ears, place two almonds above M&M's on each end. Dip M&M's minis in plain glaze; place brown bits on cookie for eyes and a red bit for nose. Repeat with 13 more cookies.

  4. Make second batch of glaze with remaining confectioners' sugar, milk, extract and food coloring. Decorate remaining cookies as above. Yield: 28 cookies.


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