Palmetto the Elf Cookies
Let's make this holiday extra sweet! Fill that plate for Santa with our deliciously fun Palmetto the Elf cookies!
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Parchment paper (optional)
- For the decoration
- White icing
- Green sprinkles
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
*Optional: To save time, you can use any pre-made sugar cookie dough and bake according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla extract to the large bowl with your butter and sugar. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients to form a dough. Measure out a tablespoon of your dough and roll it into balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet spaced two inches apart from each other. If you're concerned about your cookies sticking, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool. (Note: Baking times and temperatures may vary if you are using pre-made dough.)
Once your cookies have completely cooled, apply your white icing generously to the top of your cookie.
Place your iced cookie down on an open workspace and cover the bottom half of your cookie with a paper towel.
Add your sprinkles to the top half of your cookie. Be sure to sprinkle generously and shake off any excess.
Add one mini marshmallow to the side of your cookie where the green sprinkles and the white icing meet to create your Palmetto the Elf hat.
Add two mini chocolate chips for the eyes, one white chocolate chip for the nose, and five mini chocolate chips to form Palmetto's smile.
Grab a few more iced cookies and follow the steps to create Palmetto's hat and face again until you have enough Palmetto the Elf cookies to fill up your plate for Santa!
Enjoy these with your family and friends, or you can leave them by the tree for Old St. Nick on Christmas Eve!