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?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Look at that mug! She’s adorable!
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!
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!