Elf Girl Cookies from a Snowman Cutter

I have two little girls ages 6 months and 3 years and the other day, it struck me that Christmas is pretty much devoid of female characters. Sure, we have Mrs. Claus, but she’s primarily defined by her relationship to the big guy. By the way, I have a strong suspicion that Mrs. C is one who’s really making the lists and checking them twice!

Frosty, Rudolph, the little drummer boy, the Nutcracker.

Where are the ladies, ya’ll?

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Elves, too, are generally thought of as male, but I’d like my daughters to think of boy AND girl elves. After all, the elf gals are just as capable as their male counterparts at designing and building children’s toys. Not so sure? Just check out the awesomeness that is Goldblox!

I digress.

Want to make these super cute Christmas Elf Girl Cookies? Just look to your cookie cutter stash and break out the trusty snowman cutter. With a flip, it’s a perfect fit!

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No extra cutting required. I love that!

As for supplies, here we go!

  • 20 second icing, Americolor Super Red
  • 20 second icing, Americolor Leaf Green
  • 20 second icing, Americolor Egg Yellow
  • Piping icing, Americolor Egg Yellow
  • Piping icing, Americolor Super Black
  • 20 second icing, Flesh tone
  • Pink petal dust
  • Gold luster dust
  • Bronze luster dust, optional
  • Food safe paintbrush
  • Pink edible marker

Start by sketching the face and hair. The shape of the snowman provides an excellent guide for the bottom line of the hat and the face shape. With red icing, fill the hat and with flesh tone, fill the face. Let icing set about 20 minutes and then fill the hair with yellow and the dress with red.

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After the icing has set, pipe details in the elf’s hair and fill in her arms with red icing.

With green icing, pipe details on the hat and the collar of the dress and let set about 20 minutes.

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Pipe yellow dots on the green tips of the hat as well as down the midline of the dress. Once painted with luster dust, the dots on the hat will be jingle bells and the dots on the dress will act as buttons.

Using black sugar pearls or black icing, add eyes.

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Let the cookies fully dry about 8 to 12 hours.

Draw a smile on the elf girl’s face with pink edible marker or pink piping icing. Then, use pink petal dust and a q-tip to add rosy cheeks. Remember to add the pink slowly as it’s pretty tough to remove.

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Next up, use gold luster dust mixed with vodka to paint the buttons and bells. I mixed some bronze dust into my gold to tone down the yellow.

Shimmery cute! Jingle jingle!

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Look at that mug! She’s adorable!

Christmas Elf Girl Cookies from a Snowman Cutter | Make Me Cake Me

Not to mention, she’s a skilled toy builder!

While this little elf girl may not have a special Christmas story like Frosty and the other Christmas characters, she’s awfully fun and I hope my daughters will enjoy seeing that girls are part of Christmas’s magic, too!

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The snowman cutter for the Christmas Elf Girl Cookies is from my favorite collection!

Also made from a flipped snowman cutter, these winter girl cookies were made by Sarah from Klickitat Street and are so sweet! She uses a different snowman cutter that allows for cutie patootie pigtails. I so need that cutter!

29 thoughts on “Elf Girl Cookies from a Snowman Cutter

    • Yay!! I love being on a roll!! Lol :) I really had a glut of ideas for Xmas cookies in November. So much fun and thanks so much, Sue! :)

        • Thanks so much Melissa and ditto to you! Your Xmas workshop has been prolific with cuteness! I’ve already made a ton of cookies, but I sooo want to make your little elves with big beards and noses for a face :)

    • Thanks so much, Lisa! It was great to make absolutely no cuts as I’m sure you can appreciate and understand :)

  1. I agree – where are all the ladies?!

    Your elves are totally adorable – LOVE them!

    And, my husband is OBSESSED with Goldie Blox. I’m surprised he hasn’t bought Seraphina one of the kits yet, even though they’re for older kids! He’s a geek (nuclear technician) who actually uses math every day, so he wants her to have that solid foundation. And yet – he’s the one who insists on getting her the girliest clothes he can find ;) Go figure!

    • Sounds like she’ll have great balance in her life: ruffles and pink on the outside, rocket science and algorithms on the inside! ;) Thanks Jennifer!!

  2. The message that you are trying to teach your little girls is laudable. It’s so important that children (and girls specially) grow up thinking that they can reach anything… I’m always very careful with this issue too.
    Needless to say, these cookies are super nice :)

    • Thanks so much! I do hope to give my gals lots of confidence with a good sense of humility and kindness, too. Of course, they come with their own personalities so I relinquish all responsibility for how they turn out! lol. Just joshing! ;)

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