Day 2 – Elf Cookie Lollies

Day 2 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas and this year, Father Christmas is being joined by some little helpers – Elf Cookie Lollies!

You will need: 

1 x batch of Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough recipe here rolled out to a depth of 4-5mm between 2 sheets of baking paper and chilled until firm.

 Large heart cutter (4″ approx)

Lolly sticks

Sugarpaste; flesh, green, red

(Ready coloured, or coloured yourself with gel paste colours – Set of Wilton pastes, green paste, red paste)

Pink Lustre Dust

Gold dragees (balls!)

Black icing pen

(Equipment links to Amazon)

From the chilled cookie dough cut out shapes with the large heart cutter, using a sharp knife split them in half down the middle.

Round off the sharp edge with the knife

Cut out all the cookies you need, and they should be starting to soften off a little.

Gently insert a lolly stick into the cookie, through the bottom of the face.

With your fingers gently bend the tip of the hat to the left or the right, leaving some pointing straight upwards and set onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bob the tray back in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up again.

Preheat the oven to 170c (fan)/190c/ Gas Mark 5 and bake them in the oven for 8 minutes until they’re lightly golden brown around the edges.

Leave them to cool fully on the tray as they’ll be soft when they come out of the oven.

Once they’re fully cooled it’s on with the decorating!

When working with sugarpaste I work on a Non-stick mat which means there’s virtually no need to dust the surface with icing sugar – it does help to keep colours free from the dratted white dust!  Of course you’re not all going to have one of those so will need a very light dusting of icing sugar to stop the pieces from sticking to your worktop.

Each of the pieces is glued in place with a tiny dab of water using a paintbrush – again, because I do a lot of this sort of stuff I use a Waterbrush which holds a small amount of water in the reservoir and you can just use it like you would a normal brush but without the need for dipping in a pot of water.

For the face cut out a circle of flesh coloured paste.

Brush the surface of the cookie with a little water and position the circle in place.

Lightly roll over it with a rolling pin to get the face to fill the cookie.  It just eases it out to the right shape.

For the hat you’ll need some green, cut out a piece using the pointy part of the heart cutter.

Split in in half with a sharp knife.  Now using a  round cutter, cut away the base of his hat.

And then into position.

For the hat trim, cut out a large circle and cut away the centre using a smaller circle.

With the knife, cut into the loop and gently ease it out into a strip.

Using the pointed part of the heart cutter create the spikes of the hat trim.

Trim a piece to fit the Elf’s hat and using the wrong end of  a paintbrush indent the tops of the spikes.

And fit it over where the face meets the hat.

Add a tiny dot of water to each indent and gently press in a gold dragee.

Using the wrong end of piping nozzle imprint a cheeky Elf smile.


Stick on a ball of flesh sugarpaste for his nose.

Bit of blusher!  Give him a rosy cheeked glow with some pink lustre dust brushed on lightly with a paintbrush.

Two eyes with the black edible pen (the pen’s not edible of course, just the ink!)

A ball of red sugarpaste for the tip of his hat – if you grease your hands with a tiny bit of trex, or white vegetable fat, balls of sugarpaste will roll shiny and without a crack in sight.

Lastly are the Elfish ears.  Two balls of flesh coloured paste, pinch one side of each ball to create the pointy shape and indent the centres with the wrong end of a paintbrush.

Stick them in place and Santa’s little helper is good to go – he just needs a full team!

These are off to the school Christmas Fair.

Have fun!

Ruth x

If you like these, then you’ll love these projects too! (click on the links to take you directly to them)

Snowmen Cookie Lollies

Father Christmas Cookie Lollies

Penguin Cookie Lollies

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire


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551 Responses to Day 2 – Elf Cookie Lollies

  1. Helen Huxley says:

    Oh so cute!

  2. Danielle Graves says:

    Haha these are so cool. I’m loving the little elf ears 🙂

  3. Mo Silverman says:

    So CUTE! Awwwhhhh just love ’em

  4. Leila Pilkington says:

    Wow love these cookies, going to give them a try!

  5. Claire says:

    I love these! They are so cute and I love how easy you’ve made it look to make them.

  6. loucookes says:

    really cute, and a great tutorial. And I just happen to have lolly sticks and dough already in! Its fate

  7. Marie says:

    Very cute! I might have to try these.

  8. Bohdan Kuczynski says:

    One to make with my daughter 🙂

  9. andrea miles says:

    wow these look great but unfortunately beyond my unartistic talents

  10. Gemma Samanta says:

    Wow Ruth these are amazing! Not sure quite how good mine will look tho :0)

  11. Clare says:

    so adorable, i need to try making these!

  12. traceyh says:

    these look so cute ruth, you make them look easy to do.going to have to try them.
    thanks ruth xx

  13. Ashleigh says:

    These look fab!

  14. Jodi says:

    Can’t wait to try these!!!

  15. Sandy says:

    I just love these little Elf cookie lollies they are just so adorable, thanks for sharing them you are truly one talented lady!!!

  16. Monica says:

    so cute! Great that I can use a heart shaped cutter and no special equipment is needed.

  17. Alison Inglis says:

    They all look fab Ruth, but I think my faves are the penguins!

  18. Shirley Fowler says:

    Wow these are really cute!

  19. Sara says:

    Such a cute idea

  20. sam smith says:

    those elfs are so cute ill have to give them a try

  21. Holly Bower says:

    Inspired again …..thank you, at this rate I will never get the Christmas shopping done!!!

  22. Penny Mitchell says:

    I love these, how cute and creative are they?!


  23. caroline longdon says:

    Loving these cute little guys. Also loving the hamper draw x

  24. Rachael says:

    That is great take on something on a stick and looks easier than cake pops

  25. Maree says:

    Looks easier than I would have thought and I don’t need an ar degree! I will be making the little elfs

  26. Heather M says:

    These look amazing!

  27. Tracey says:

    These look fantastic. Hope I have time to try making with the kids.

  28. Nia Wyn Roberts says:

    These look amazing!

  29. Emma H says:

    I love the penguins! Owls would be good too.

  30. lesley-anne burnett says:

    These are absolutely adorable! will have to attempt these with my little one although i don’t think they’ll turn out half as fabulous!
    Have a great day xx

  31. Emma Hazlewood says:


  32. Linda says:

    So cute! I know a little person that would love these (and some that are not so little)

  33. Jen Snaith says:

    Super cute! Perfect bake for next weekend with the kids x x

  34. Sian Loxston-Beed says:

    Brilliant! Ruth, you’re a genius x

  35. Claudine Kelly says:

    They look fantastic! Would make great little presents for little ones.

  36. Dawn Lee says:

    Day 2 x better get up got lots to do x

  37. Chris M says:

    My new favourite site! Love it!

  38. Sally Campbell says:

    I LOVE these!! My favourites are the santa ones! I am definatly going to try these with my 3 yr old!! 🙂

  39. Judith says:

    Brilliant! Not sure I’ve got the time to make them, but maybe next year!

  40. Sally Tattersfield says:

    Very cute!

  41. Sue says:

    I’m totally inspired, and am now going to tackle these for our local Christmas Fair. Wish me luck. X

  42. Rachel says:

    These are so lovely. I could never make anything like these Ruth, you are really very gifted!

  43. Ceri Jackson says:

    Cute like you wouldn’t believe! Fab! I may well give these a go, Thank You for sharing x

  44. Deborah Lawe says:

    Love these! I guess they could also be used as tree decorations if you substitute the stick for a bit of string and perfect for getting the kids involved x

  45. Sarah Cooper says:

    These are adorable!

  46. Kelly Bostock says:

    Super cute – would be great to make for our xmas fete xx

  47. Nicola Malee says:

    These look fantastic my granddaughter would love making these. 🙂

  48. Maggie Marlow says:

    How cut! I’ll make hem, but my granddaughter is a bit too young (18 months) to give much constructive help!

  49. claire woods says:

    Love these. Look forward to having a go at them with Samuel my son.

  50. liz denial says:

    yummy, very cute

  51. winnie says:

    wow this is lovely


    I love these bless!

  53. chris skinner says:

    you make them look so easy i will try these soon. thx

  54. Susan Cameron says:

    So cute-even I could follow these brilliant instructions.

  55. Charlotte Mountford says:

    These are beyond amazing!

  56. Denise Corcoran says:


  57. Angharad says:

    I love the pointy ears – really cute 🙂

  58. Helen says:

    How brilliant are these….! And it won’t be just the kids who find them irrisistible!

  59. Susan Crosswaite says:

    These look fab!

  60. Karen Lloyd says:

    They look great

  61. kirsty hazlewood says:

    They are so cute, deffinitly going to try and make these 🙂

  62. Lauren says:

    These look adorable! Would go down a storm at festive parties! 🙂 c

  63. Rainie Bish says:

    These look great. Will have a try myself with the kids, they will love it.

  64. Sue Hunt says:

    I think even I could manage those x

  65. Laura C. Martin says:

    My grandchildren would love these

  66. Michelle Bamber says:

    My boys would love these V cute 😀

  67. Karen says:

    They are so cute!

  68. Elaine Lynn says:

    I will definitely be having a bash at these 🙂

  69. Janet Williams says:

    Oh! My grandchildren will love these!

  70. Scott Walliss says:

    These are great!

  71. Hele R says:

    Adorable 🙂

  72. EVA says:

    yummy ,thank you



  74. Nicola Smaller says:

    These look too nice to eat. Very tempted…

  75. sue masterson says:

    how lovely and cute

  76. Emily Fraser says:

    Wow these are so cute!! & look so yummy! 😀

  77. Tina Lockett says:

    really sweet

  78. Anne Tiernan says:

    How cute, can`t wait to try

  79. katrina walsh says:

    Well, what a magical little treat x

  80. cheryl fothergill says:

    Very clever, love them!

  81. Rachel Arnup says:


  82. Tina Ingamells says:

    their ears remind me of my sister..

    brilliant idea..

    all i need now~ is time!

  83. Kathleen marsden says:

    What a cute thing for my grandson and me to make

  84. richard remmer-riley says:

    looks great, love to make them

  85. Charley Foulds says:

    Look So YUMMY!!!

  86. Rose says:

    The gals at work would love these!

  87. barbara says:

    brilliant, another xmas pressie idea sorted, friends will be receiving a box of these on xmas day .

  88. Amy Collins says:

    wow these are amazing.
    Sadly I don’t think mine would look quite that good!

  89. sarah tulley says:

    looks good would love to make them might have a go

  90. Rachel Ray says:

    These are so cute! My daughter would love them 🙂

  91. nicky hawley says:

    they look lovely, almost too good to eat

  92. Julie Johnson says:

    Aaw too cute to eat

  93. Janice Davison says:

    Neat I love them

  94. Claire Shurrock says:

    These look amazing!! I don’t think I could achieve such an amazing finish…but will give it a try

  95. Andy Grant says:

    Fab, yum yum says my daughter

  96. Kirstie phillipson says:

    I was in morrisons food shopping and getting bits to make Day 1 when this popped up and now I’m making them ready for my daughters Xmas fair at school 😉

  97. Rachel Brown says:

    These are very cute, I shall have to squirrel these away for a couple of years until my bump has turned into a toddler!

  98. Andy Thompson says:

    These look amazing!!!

  99. barbara shaw says:

    Brilliant — thanks

  100. Dawn Paddock says:

    My son got very excited seeing these lol!!

  101. Laura says:

    Add this to the list of reasons to buy lustre dust! Very cute

  102. Karen Walkden says:

    they are brill will defo try to do these 🙂

  103. Karen Chaudhry says:

    Fabulous – these will go down well at the school’s santa run! Thank you

  104. Claire says:

    How cute are these! They remind me of my favourite Christmas film Elf x

  105. Sarah says:

    These look fabulous! And your instructions make them look so straightforward!

  106. Christine Sanderson says:

    Just love them – we are going to make them as presents for my daughters friends.

  107. Louise Allen says:

    So very cute, and brilliantly documented as usual

  108. Nichola Wright says:

    Very cute cookies – almost too cute to eat!

  109. Marcus says:

    very good

  110. Ruth Garland says:

    Santa’s little helpers – way too cute to eat! Thanks once again, Ruth, for more Christmas inspiration! x

  111. Nisha Koya says:

    how cute 🙂

  112. Carol Peace says:

    fabulous cookies. now all I need is the grandkids and then we can all make them. I have 6 grandchildren.

  113. maureen findley says:

    Cute as…

  114. suzette says:

    you are a genius….brilliant

  115. Nikki Clark says:

    These look lovely – yum!

  116. hannah rachel welsh says:

    these are adorable!!!

  117. Rachael G says:

    I love these (especially the blusher!).

  118. Lynda Sanderson says:

    I love the cookies and your easy to follow instructions with pics, as well.

  119. ruth hunter says:


  120. Katie Simmonds says:

    These look so cute, I don’t know if I’d be able to eat them!

  121. Claire says:

    Wow! They look so professional. You really have great ideas.

  122. David Wilson says:

    don’t clear these cookies

  123. David Wilson says:

    don’t clear the cookies

  124. claire constable says:

    very cute

  125. Catherine says:

    Another fantastic idea 🙂 thanks chicka they are brilliant! X

  126. Janie H says:

    Soooooooo cute. Elf tastic.

  127. michelle thompson says:


  128. Robert Macolive says:

    What a wonderfully informative and fun website! So pleased I found you!

  129. Laura H says:

    Looking forward to making these with my little boys, thanks for the inspiration !

  130. Christina Field says:


  131. joanne torrance says:

    aww sweet

  132. Victoria Cunniff says:

    So sweet 🙂

  133. Lesley Geadah says:

    Fantastic!! Perfect pressie for my class of 34 seven and eight year olds 🙂

  134. Jo Boyd says:

    Fiddly but look great 🙂

  135. clara cort says:

    wooohoo, this looks fun!!!! thanks for the tutorial!!!

  136. Lorraine Johnson says:

    I am going to try to make time to make these with my son. They will make lovely gifts for him to give out to our family!

  137. stephanie tsang says:

    Aww how cute. My three year old daughter would love to make these.

  138. Tracy Nixon says:

    Wow how clever you are!!! I would love to have a go!

  139. Lynne Donnelly says:

    I’m inspired now to have a go at making these. Excellent idea for stocking fillers.

  140. Annette Hanley says:

    A lovely idea .

  141. Alexandra says:

    Sooo cute!

  142. Lou C says:

    Brilliant! Love your step by step photos 🙂

  143. portlandbelle jay says:

    sweet, lovely x

  144. Clare says:

    I will be trying these out tomorrow after my son is home from school.

  145. Laura says:

    These look great

  146. Steve Hearne says:

    wow super yummy!


    they look good enough to eat!!!!!

  148. karmaperle says:

    You make it look so easy. I’m sure mine wouldn’t turn out so well

  149. Victoria says:

    Thank you for all the pictures, really good step by step.

  150. Chloe Hocking says:

    These are so delicate and cute! I’ve never worked with sugarpaste before but I think its time to brave it and give these a go!

  151. magsb says:

    These look fab and easy to do

  152. Fiona Dobson says:

    These looks so good Ruth but a bit too time consuming for me take care
    Fiona xx

  153. Lauren Thomas says:

    These are utterly GORGEOUS! Will definitely be giving these a go for my niece and nephew!

  154. alison says:

    They are so cute 🙂

  155. mandy richeter says:

    thank you they’ll make lovely gifts for the kids x

  156. Joanne Rattrie says:

    They are fabulous

  157. Arabella Bazley says:

    Brilliant idea and great for getting kids involved.

  158. Alice Matthews says:

    A very clear and easy to follow guide, thank you.

  159. Emily Mills says:

    So cute and look really easy to make.

  160. victoria woodhead says:

    aaaw, they’re really cute, will definately have to try making them 🙂

  161. Adele Hill says:

    So cute, almost too good to eat.

  162. Gail Bedford says:

    Really cute – and great directions – definitely going to have a go at these thank you!

  163. Phil Darling says:

    They look great – Happy Christmas

  164. Sara says:

    How pretty!

  165. rosie says:

    Love them! And so will the kids!

  166. Sally Poole says:

    They look fantastic

  167. Jim Milligan says:

    These look great!

  168. Leanne Farnell says:

    Aww so cute! My nieces will love making these 🙂

  169. alli says:


  170. Gareth Castle says:

    Great idea, think it would be a great idea to treat my colleagues during xmas week

  171. Elizabeth Nocton says:

    These are just gorgeous; I’ll definitely be making them along with the Santa’s, Snowmen and Penguins!

  172. Sharon Morris says:

    these look fantastic

  173. mandy waller says:

    very cute love it :)x

  174. angela sandhu says:

    cute x

  175. Nicole says:


  176. Karen Railton says:

    these are great x

  177. Karrie says:

    You are so darned creative – these cookies look so yummy that they perhaps ought to carry an Elf warning?! (Or maybe not everyone’s as greedy as me LOL!)

  178. Naomi says:

    Beautiful! Great idea

  179. Eileen Pashute says:

    These look delightful – my young grandson will love these xx

  180. Oh Ruth these are fab! Gonna get the kids making some. X

  181. Pauline says:

    These are so cute & have made me feel all Christmassy!! Will definitely try them out!

  182. SHARON JARDINE says:

    these are fab will try out and share with mums groups as well love them x

  183. Suzi says:

    so cute!

  184. jo goff says:

    Very cute!

  185. Claire Carter says:

    Inspired! Totally having a go 🙂 thank you

  186. Molly says:

    So cute! I tend not to use sugar paste but I’ll have to try them when I have more time (starting a Christmas baking list for everything I want to do).

  187. Wow, how do you make them look so easy! I love your step by step instructions, they help so much when trying to recreate artistic treats!

  188. Laura Thomson says:

    These are lovely. I think I might need to go and buy more fondant icing…

  189. Naomi braisby says:

    Ha ha, cool. I will be making these over xmas

  190. Brenda Greaves says:

    Ruth these are lovely

  191. Suzanne Perry says:

    Gorgeous 🙂

  192. Catherine Miller says:

    These are so cute. Not sure I’d have the patience.

  193. anne says:

    These elf cookies are so adorable!

  194. Emma says:

    Brilliant, I love these!

  195. Susanne Temlett says:

    looks like someone I know!

  196. Rebecca says:

    I liked these elves so much I had a go! Wow, they are great fun to make. I burnt my first lot of biscuits but made a second lot and was soon under way. My little boys loved them! Just one left for daddy! Thanks Ruth.xx

  197. Vanessa Belcher says:

    Great idea for the grandchildren.

  198. Tricia Morrison says:

    Thanks Ruth – I’ve tried cake pops before and made wa..ay too much mess (they tasted good though!) these look a bit more manageable – sugarpaste is just like playdoh-and I can do that!

  199. Marie Belfort says:

    Another lovely idea and such clear instructions I may even have a go!

  200. Nix says:

    Awesome! our elf on a shelf – Mr U.L Tide will enjoy making these with my son this week !

  201. Donna says:

    These are cute!

  202. Sophie Hedley says:

    they look fab!x

  203. Kate Dyball says:

    Love them!

  204. Janet Robertson says:

    These look lovely

  205. Ray burr says:

    Hi Ruth congratulations on your success since the bake off you are an inspiration and I am baking more now than ever thanks xx

  206. Janet says:

    The decoration on these is just fabulous. Somehow you make it look easy too, which amazes me!

  207. Kerrie Heath says:

    These are so cleverly made, my kids will love them.

  208. Emma says:

    These are great. My kids would love them. Easy for me to do as using cutters that are not unusual, and I have them. Thanks

  209. Lisa Williams says:

    so cute and great use of a heart cutter very clever 🙂

  210. cathyj says:

    these are brilliant x

  211. S Hall says:

    These look fab and are a great alternative for kiddies who don’t like mince pies!

  212. Michelle Shapiro says:

    very clever

  213. mark r says:

    these look so good, if i could buy them in the shops i might be able to enjoy them, i mean c’mon i’m a bloke you dont think i can bake do you 😉

  214. Clemmie G says:

    I love these! Great tutorial. Thanks Ruth 🙂

  215. Lisa says:

    Another fabulous recipe, I am going to be busy!!

  216. Cristina says:

    love the elves

  217. Leanne Timmins says:

    These look great! I have pinned to pinterest 🙂

  218. Juliet Powner says:

    My kids can’t wait to try them!

  219. Ceri Garthwaite says:

    Much better than my effort today! Xx

  220. tamalyn roberts says:

    these look great and easy to make, i think the kids will love them

  221. Holly Soole says:

    These are so cute, my nephew would love them x

  222. Carol Coles says:

    More great ideas to keep us busy….Thanks Ruth

  223. Mercedes says:

    Love these cookies!!

  224. Eleanor says:

    What charming cookies, and a fab tutorial.

  225. Sue McGrath says:

    Think I’m going to need to extend the days if I’m going to get round to making everything………

  226. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    They are simply beautiful

  227. Kate says:

    Love, love, love!

  228. Fran says:

    These are really lovely – great for kids!

  229. WOW! These are amazing, can’t pick a favorite

  230. Sandi says:

    These look fun to make!

  231. Lynda Ralley says:

    We do baking with our nursery class of children with severe and complex needs, am going to take this recipe in for us to bake for our Christmas sale morning. Thanks!!

  232. Helen says:

    So cute, don’t know whether my conscience would allow me to eat them though 😀

  233. Linda Thompson says:

    WOW! These are amazing, I can’t choose a favorite

  234. Jac says:

    These are bad for my elf!! 😉

  235. Gemma says:

    Will definitely be giving these try, you make it look so simple

  236. Heather Walsh says:

    These are brilliant. I am going to try and make some with my daughters.

  237. Jo says:

    These look so impressive! I can’t believe they are cookies. Very nice!

  238. Annie says:

    This look really good and really nice 🙂 x

  239. Annie says:

    This look really good…shame i’m not artistic 🙁 x

  240. Andrew says:

    Wow, they are so clever and cute!

  241. Caroline Praed says:

    These look wonderful, and not too difficult. A real ‘must bake’…
    Thank you!

  242. nichola says:

    Wow! Wht a great idea, wish i had your imgination when it comes to baking. Going to try these with my niece one night after school so she can share christmas treat with her friends

  243. Amy Brauner says:

    easy and cute! Great for kids and big kids!

  244. They are lovely – will be trying for sure – your head is certainly ‘full of magic’ and thank you for sharing. x

  245. Lesley Thorne says:

    These are gorgeous. It will be a great activity for our school children on the last few days of school albeit scaled down somewhat. Give them some artistic license!

  246. Sonya Garland says:

    I’ve made some of your lollies before and they came out great – cannot wait to try these!

  247. Sheila Duke says:

    These will be great to take on christmas day when we go visiting. Easy to wrap in cellophane to make even prettier and transport.

  248. caroline says:

    Cool! love them! x

  249. Jen Rogers says:

    These are gorgeous

  250. Mark Palmer says:

    Looks great

  251. kathleen hooper says:

    these are so lovely

  252. Holly Boyd says:

    Wow those look amazing

  253. cheryl lovell says:

    amazing! would love to try these with my son 🙂

  254. Syma says:

    Am totally going to make these this year!

  255. christine potter says:

    Think Santa would love one of himself or his little helpers

  256. Careen says:

    So…. Cute…The ever cutes Santa & Elf lollies. Yum..yum I want a bite.

  257. Sally-Jane Davis-Mann says:

    These look brilliant!

  258. Stephanie says:

    They look too cute to

  259. Anita Rea says:

    So beautiful, but I bet mine wouldn’t come out looking so perfect 🙂

  260. Sarah Gosling says:

    Think this will be brill for the children x

  261. Georgina says:

    Beautiful and very Christmassy!

  262. Karen says:

    Day 2, elf fun is done!

  263. Paul says:

    These look awesome!

  264. Carolin says:

    awwww, what a brilliant idea! x

  265. Sue Slade says:

    Very clever and excellent guide Ruth – wish I had a little one around to make them for!

  266. Lynne Hodgkins says:

    A brilliant idea.. these are going in my grandsons Xmas stockings.. xx

  267. Sharon says:

    Another great idea for Christmas .Thankyou

  268. Elizabeth Lee says:

    Absolutely love your website, have made a lot of your recipes and love the step by step instructions.

  269. Eleanor says:

    These are gorgeous, so artistic! It would be (almost) a shame to eat them 🙂

  270. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    These are lovely would be a sure hit in our house

  271. Clare Wright says:

    Thanks for the detailed instructions, will find the time to do these with my daughter before Christmas hopefully! x

  272. Vicky says:

    These look amazing and the tutorial is fab making it look almost easy for a complete novice to achieve.

  273. Kate Ward says:

    You make it look sooooo easy!! Lovely idea, thanks Ruth xx

  274. Anne-Marie says:

    These are so adorable! I’m definitely going to try making them, great instructions too makes it seem not too daunting to have a go!

  275. Caroline says:

    These look fantastic!

  276. Melissa Beattie says:

    They are so cute! I’m definitely going to have to have a go at making them.

  277. Rebecca Hawkins says:

    i need this in my life amazing

  278. Jamila says:

    NO ONE can possibly eat these! They are ridiculously cute!

  279. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    what a great idea!

  280. Denise says:

    Aww these are so cute 🙂

  281. Judy says:

    Cute, and look as if my copies will be similar!

  282. Ghislaine says:

    I love these, they are so cute and the full recipe and photos are brilliant with the step-by-step instructions needed by the eternally hopeless bakers like me!

  283. Lynetta says:

    Ooh Elf on a shelf 🙂 love the simplicity of these biscuits. Thank you for sharing…..p.s. would love to win the k-mix blender and it’s my birthday today :-/

  284. Jodie Innes says:

    Loving the elves and penguins 🙂

  285. Ruth Tesdale says:

    very nice I would love to use these

  286. holly says:

    super cute love christmas

  287. Kathy Akroyd says:

    Might try these with my kids at school, although I can’t imagine there being many left at the end of the bake!! Heehee

  288. Sarah Edwards says:


  289. Jenny says:

    Elf and Safety warning “These may be addictive”

  290. Clare F Wood says:

    there are so cute

  291. Diana Tucker says:

    I love the cheeky little elves! I will be making these for my two god-daughters.

    Thank you!!

  292. Jen Boucher says:

    These are so cute!

  293. Angie says:

    Love these!

  294. Val Hartley says:

    My grandchildren will love these!

  295. Kirsty C says:

    Are they cute or what!!!

  296. great you make it look so easy

  297. Samantha Lloyd says:

    Very cute, don’t think they would last long.

  298. mary says:

    Fantastic my children would love these

  299. Elke says:

    Oh my gosh!! Brilliant! You are amazing to come up with such inspired ideas, thank you :o)

  300. These lollies look great, I think I will have to make them for the kids as well as the little ones !!!!

  301. Robina Mushtaq says:

    Soooo cute! Will defo give these a try! Thanks

  302. Helen McIntosh says:

    These are so pretty – can’t wait to try them!

  303. Ant says:

    Wow, how cool are they

  304. andrea says:

    Another good idea to add to my list of things to try x

  305. Barbara says:

    My grandsons will LOVE these!!!!

  306. Beth says:

    Too cute to eat! 🙂 (But I’m sure I’d be able to bring myself to try one… or two..) 😉

  307. Chris says:

    Am trying to find an Elf for work’s children’s Christmas Party (Santa is sorted) – perhaps I could make some of these as bribes:-)

  308. Tammy says:

    These would be amazing to make for gifts

  309. Sarah Bee says:

    Wonderful, great for the kids, you have the recipe licked! Love it.

  310. Diane Tomlinson says:

    Santa-stic!! Having watched my 1st Christmas film, the kids and I are loving the elves! Suspect with my little helpers I won’t make them quite so lovely, apologies to teacher now!

  311. Trish says:

    My little boy will love those. Ps: been using the Trex tip, it’s genius, now hoping Santa brings me a mat…

  312. Angela Cairns says:

    Very cute and the way to make the elf crowns is ingenious!

  313. Laura Bull says:

    Another great idea!

  314. Julie Whitehead says:

    These look fab to make with the kids.

  315. kirsty meredith says:

    I hear the cookie monster coming look out!

  316. Jackie Wicketts says:

    Fab website can see me coming back again and again for inspiration thanks

  317. Tracey says:

    Awwww, love all of them! May have to make a selection for our Christmas fund raiser. Thanks for the fab ideas, keep them coming. X

  318. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    These look fun!

  319. katie coup says:

    ha fab, i want these!!

  320. Helen Jacob-Lloyd says:

    They are adorable! Might have to give them a go for my Christmas party!

  321. Sue Kershaw says:

    Can’t wait to try these, and the cute penguins. I’m going to look up the water pen too

  322. Janet Dring says:

    My girls would love these

  323. Anna Ling says:

    these are brilliant!!

  324. Simon Hanson says:

    yum yum

  325. Sarah Lynch says:

    I wish you were a mum at my school! Top quality winter fair produce!

  326. abigail fletcher says:

    wow – far too complicated for my attention span – but lovely all the same

  327. Judi Delaney says:

    OMG! Those elves are just fab!

  328. Karen says:

    My kids would love these

  329. Diane says:

    I love the clever use of the heart shape cutter and the piping nozzle! No need to buy special cutters… Good thinking Ruth !

  330. Jennifer says:

    The Elves are so cute – perfect after we saw Rise of the Guardians today (FAB FILM!!!)

  331. Jo Kelly says:

    These are waaay too cute!! Thanks for the recipe, will defo try this near Xmas 🙂 x

  332. Liana S says:

    This looks like a great project for the kids to get involved in 🙂

  333. Sam says:

    These are brilliant – thank you for the how to

  334. Christine says:

    These look lovely, have never been tempted by cake/biscuit pops before but I might have a go!

  335. Kath Dumbleton says:

    You always have great ideas, they are getting me in the xmas spirit 🙂

  336. Andree says:

    Ab Fab – am going to have to make these for my friends husband who works in? Yes you’ve guessed it – Elf and Safety!

  337. kerry s says:

    love these, really cute

  338. amanda lewis says:

    looks nice

  339. Rachel Blackburn says:

    i love them!

  340. Louise Dray says:

    my children loved these

  341. Gail S says:

    My kids would love these (shhh don’t tell anyone but so would I!)

  342. Jen Webster says:

    I marvel at how you get them all to look so neat and even! Before I begin I know that mine will end up looking like they are in dire need of the National Elf Service….sorry x

  343. Made the Elf cookies as the step by step instruction made it look really easy and they were

  344. Rachel says:

    These look great,I will make them for my twin grandsons birthday party on December 15th!!

  345. Samantha Keeper says:

    Such cool cookies! I tried the santa ones last year and will be onto the elves asap!

  346. Maggie Young says:

    Brilliant. Even the grown ups loved then

  347. Kerry Thompson says:

    I love them! I will be the size of a house by the time I have finished all this baking. As always thank you Ruth, inspirational

  348. tessa says:

    Such a wonderful idea, certainly have a go with my little brother!

  349. abby gower says:

    wow! <3

  350. Rhona says:

    You always make it look so easy! I love the step by set pics.

  351. Stephanie Harrison says:

    They look lovely

  352. Janet Powell says:

    seriously cute!

  353. Angela M - Garden Tea Cakes and Me says:

    too cute for words 🙂

  354. Laura says:

    So sweet, although I think my elves will look a bit more wonky!

  355. Hannah says:

    These are so cute, I might just have to give them a go.

  356. Jules H says:

    These just look fab – I think a Christmas treat for my Cub pack!!!

  357. Louise M says:

    These look really sweet. Kids and Adults alike would love the look of these

  358. Natasha says:

    They look great, thinking of making some and tweaking to make Ben Elf and Holly as my daughter loves them!

  359. Michelle SJ Smith says:

    how cute are these? I wouldn’t want to eat them lol x

  360. zoe fenwick says:

    Fab idea and they look like a good activity to do with the kids in the run up to crimbo! bagsy the hamper’s mine! lol!!!!

  361. Hannah P says:

    Adorable and looks much easier than you’d think (plus would make the girls happy!) – great!

  362. Gill says:

    Going to try them for the school fair!

  363. Diane Nicholl says:

    These are brilliant, you make me feel I could make them.

  364. Caroline says:

    So clever, thank you.

  365. Caroline Bulter says:

    Will be the bestest granny making the cutest elf cookies lollies !’ We all want to be the best!! Think I’ll be a winner here with them!!!

  366. Yvette says:

    OMG I love these! Will defo be giving them a go as this year I am only giving out edible presents! All handmade, so much more personal and thoughtful I think.
    Will be using a few of your recipes and tips 🙂 thanks xx

  367. Elizabeth Williams says:

    Love these, they look too cute to eat

  368. sram says:

    This is adorable…

  369. Solange says:

    How cute

  370. Louise says:

    WOW…they look brilliant..well done

  371. Louise Laggan says:

    Love your recipes – especially the step by step photographsThanks x

  372. Tom says:

    What a great way of doing it.

  373. Toni says:

    These look brilliant!!

  374. tracey clift says:

    Brilliant idea

  375. Megan Heffer says:

    Ahh I want to try the penguin ones too (although the elves are amazingly cute !!)

  376. Donna Owen says:

    Fantastic, what a great idea!

  377. Leanne Fawcett says:

    Amazing festive Lollies!! Will certainly be making these!!

  378. These are fantastic. Just the thing to make with the kids one day…

  379. kiara says:

    These are so cool, my kids would love them. Why does anything on a stick always taste good??? Wish I could do that but nothing I make on a stick ever works out, my cake pops always fall off and crumble…. baa humbug!

  380. Rebecca says:

    Aw these are so cute, I wonder if I ordered a heart in my new cookie cutter selection to make them

  381. Vix Davies says:

    My 3 year old would love these! So cute.

  382. Sharon Carleton says:

    Wow-what amazing cookies!!

  383. Annie says:

    They are just sooooooo cute xxxx

  384. Rachel Browne says:

    Hello – I love your tutorials especially your brilliant use of all the cutters, I’m going to give these a try for my daughters christmas fayre this Friday and if these fail (which I’m sure they won’t after this) I can fall back on your chocolate tray bake which is always a big hit.

  385. Georgia Davey says:

    These are too cute! I can see a batch of elves being sent in for the crimble fair!

  386. Richard Leake says:

    Great idea

  387. Hannah Wigglesworth says:

    I love these, I recon the elves are possible a little out of my reals of tidy baking but I recon I can manage some snow men or even the penguins. Can’t wait to give them a try, but must ice my Christmas cakes first!

  388. Harriet Cannon says:

    Ahhh, so THAT’S how you get the elf hat shape – brilliant! My kids will love making these 🙂

  389. Bernice says:

    Wow, the elf cookies are fantastic. Got to try these out. Thanks Ruth x

  390. Louise says:

    These look fab. I made your Chocolate Tray bake again this weekend – yum yum big fat bum!

  391. Rachel Hancock says:

    Very festive – love them!

  392. Elspeth Woods says:

    So cute! My five year-old will love making these. Might not look quite as perfect, though! 😉

  393. Jane says:

    Lovely cookies, plus Elf is the best Christmas film ever.

  394. Sue says:

    I made the snowman lollies 2 years ago – This will be my project on Wednesday!! Thank you Ruth

  395. Liz Day says:

    They are so cute!

  396. zita fox says:

    These look really nice, a great idea for the kids at xmas time…and your tutorial lays it out really simply.

  397. Chris Aggett says:

    These look fun! Way better than a round cookie anyways!

  398. nicola says:

    these are fab!!!

  399. Dawne says:

    Cute!!!! ….Now all I need is a few spare hours…
    I don’t know how these ideas ping into your head you are amazing!

  400. Theresa Waterlow says:

    Those look amazing – my girls will love them!

  401. Clare-T says:

    These are adorable. I think I will suggest to my son that we make some and give one to his pixie friend (don’t ask) for Christmas. Thanks for the instructions.

  402. Laura says:

    Lovely! I shall be making a batch of these I think!

  403. Ellie Witterick says:

    So cute!

  404. Lucy Elliott says:

    Golly, these look fab!

  405. Kathryn says:

    The penguins are soooo cute!!

  406. Michelle Wilson-Taylor says:

    Oh how cute are these 🙂

  407. joanne says:

    These cookies will be lovely for my children’s friends at school!! I will give them a go!!!!

  408. Rebecca Mullins says:

    These look incredible ruth!

  409. Heather Hodgson says:

    They are so cute! Good stuff.

  410. Mark Whittaker says:

    The lollies are superb, great to make with the kids

  411. Jennifer Campbell says:

    they look so sweet!

  412. Caroline Scott says:

    these kind of things are so expensive to buy but relatively easy to make – I’ll definitely give them a go this year

  413. Jayne says:

    I know a few kids who will love these including those who are only young at heart!

  414. Sue Robinson says:

    Looks like great fun

  415. Natasha Wise says:

    Brill idea

  416. Jill Ridley says:

    Have just had our first grandchild so can see these being very popular in the future 🙂

  417. Christine Bray says:

    Yum Yum

  418. These cookies look completely amazing and would be welcomed by any child at Christmas:-)

  419. spleenyone says:

    these are so cute!

  420. Vanessa Cox says:

    They look so cute and I’m sure they are yummy too 🙂

  421. Julie Gibson says:

    Love these cheeky chappies – very imaginative use of a heart cutter!

  422. Suzy Macleod says:

    Not sure my artistic capabilities will stretch this far but will give it a go with your fantastic tutorial.

  423. Lisa says:

    Super cute!! Can’t wait to give them a go with my little elves!!

  424. sally mcintyre says:

    what a fab update on the snowmen from 2 years ago – hope these are as fun to make.

  425. Dawn Lightwood says:

    Too cute, will defo be having a go at making these!

  426. Becky says:

    These are fantastic!

  427. Lindsey cummins says:

    Awwww might make these and take them to work for all the ppl working Xmas day 🙂

  428. Zoe Higgins says:

    Love these x

  429. Lisa Fuller says:

    OMG how cute are these!

  430. Helen Russell says:

    Amazing… I love the penguins though

  431. sarah says:

    Hello again. Why have all my poor children got coughs. Maybe these lollies will help.

  432. Hayley scales says:

    How cute are these!!!!

  433. sue crowle says:

    yum yum fiderly but fun

  434. zoe leask says:

    he he how cute, i was going to make the snowman ones u did for school but now i might have to do elves !!!!!!!!!!!!

  435. Becky Lewis says:

    Would really love to win, you’re competition has me in a spin !! The K-Mix, will help with all my baking Trix !! x

  436. Kirsty says:

    Very clever 🙂

  437. Sophie says:

    These are perfect for my little Isla 🙂 x

  438. TracieB says:

    These are gorgeous! 🙂 perfect project to try out with my niece at the weekend!! X

  439. Leah J says:

    Loving the Elves! xxx

  440. Allison Mitchell says:

    You make it all look so easy 🙂

  441. Amanda Scott says:

    These are just gorgeous!

  442. Joy says:

    These would be fab for the school Christmas fair.

  443. Gill says:

    So cute, almost too good to eat.

  444. Helen Cosby says:

    Love the amount of character in the elves faces

  445. Victoria Andrew says:

    I plan to make these with my Beavers Colony next week for our Xmas Party 🙂

  446. Elaine Davies says:

    My children would love these!

  447. Elizabeth Buttle says:

    My twins reception class are all going to be elves in their play, so I plan to make each class member one of these from the girls :)That’s when I’ve finished making their little elf costumes…….

  448. Emma Lodge says:

    Fab idea to make with my nieces. Loving the elf ears especially!

  449. Richard says:

    I Love these! I wish I had the time to make them. I still need to ice my cakes, make my mincemeat and the mince pies and I haven’t even started wrapping the presents yet.

  450. Margot Cox says:

    Adorable…. will make for my School Christmas fayre :o)

  451. Freya says:

    On the 456th comment Merry Christmas 🙂

  452. Elaine Baldwin says:

    Love these soooo cute x

  453. Jacqui Hill says:

    I cant wait to see these on the Christmas Buffet table xx

  454. Georgia McAllister says:

    My kids will love these.

  455. AY26 says:

    fantastic lollies – can’t wait to try them!

  456. AY26 says:

    Hi Ruth
    can you clarify what sort of lolly sticks are required – do these need to be cookie sticks or can they me normal lolly sticks. In your other receipes for cookies lollies there are links to your store’s Wilton’s lolly sticks – but these specify that these are not to be used for the oven.


    • This batch I’ve made on wooden lolly sticks (from Lakeland) I do make them on the compressed paper sticks (by Wilton) as well as they are food safe, it now says on the pack not for oven use. I still make them on those but I don’t bake commercially so not risking anyones life! Obviously the plastic lolly sticks are a no go! x

  457. Victoria says:

    love them

  458. Mrs P says:

    fantastic details!

  459. Sabrina Smith says:

    I have been trying to find a decent biscuit recipe since a disastrous batch I made following the instructions that came with my daughter’s cookie cutters she received for her 2nd birthday in October. Just tried these and they are yummy! My friend couldn’t believe I made them. Thanks so much.

  460. Dennibel says:

    So cute!

  461. claire says:

    i love these and i will definately be making them

  462. Sian says:

    Awww these are so cute! I had a go at the snowman ones last year, they went down a treat!

  463. Kathy says:

    I made the snowmen ones as biscuits not lollies last year and was amazed how well they turned out. So will it be elves or Santa this year?!

  464. Alice Hassett says:

    these are definitly on my list to try make

  465. caroline kerridge says:

    Ruth, love the way you have improvised with your other cutter to make the crown rather than buy separate cuttersx

  466. Lisa Pike says:

    Cute elves

  467. Helen Craig says:

    So cute

  468. Stephanie Carr says:

    I could have these with the champange from the hamper!

  469. Raelene Jones says:

    A work of art – and I cant wait to try this recipe. No kiddies in my house, but who cares !!!!!!

  470. Allie Taylor says:

    I could make these for the children in my class 🙂

  471. Slowlygoingmadukmum says:

    Very festive. Great for school presents for Xmas.

  472. diane hibble says:

    Yummy – thanks Ruth, great ideas x

  473. Adam says:

    `I coeuld be quite sElfish about thes

  474. Sara Harrison says:

    aaw the ears are sooo cute x

  475. Michelle says:

    Super cute! I wish I had the patience to make more than a few!

  476. Stella Bailey says:

    These are awesome

  477. Julie says:

    Oh wish I my children were small so I could do these for them…

  478. Elaine Croft says:

    My oh my – so irresistible, Ruth!

  479. Amy says:

    These are really cute! Do you make the coloured fondant yourself or is it self bought?
    I think the faces are soooooo cute, do you think they’d work on cupcakes or would the cookies/larger cake be more appropriate?
    Amy x

  480. Karen Mottram says:

    Love those cookie decorations

  481. sheila daniell says:

    santa’s little helpers are fab

  482. Louise Brown says:

    These are gorgeous.

  483. Faye says:

    Heehee! So cute! 🙂 x

  484. Gillian Greathead says:

    My kids will love these,they are soooo cute x

  485. Florence Stringer says:

    So cute! Lovely idea, great for a christmas treat x

  486. Carrol West says:

    These are really nice for small and big kids… lol

  487. Kate Cook says:

    They look so professional!

  488. Aly Makin says:

    These are so cute and taste yummy!

  489. Zara Royle says:

    Ahhh Christmassy cookie pops how cute! xXx

  490. Rebecca Drake says:

    So cute!

  491. Helen Oliver says:

    Might also pinch the way you put the faces together for some Year 2 felt craft decorations at school – that way your designs will live on year after year !

  492. Clare adkins says:


  493. justine meyer says:

    Theses are so cute yummy

  494. Jo Hughes says:

    So cute

  495. Claire Humphreys says:

    Fantastic idea!!

  496. caroline says:

    These are just too cute! I’m trying out the santa ones for the school Christmas fayre x x

  497. Lucy says:

    Love your Recipes. Thank you

  498. Joanna says:

    sooo cute!!!

  499. Tania says:

    Kids love these ! Thanks!

  500. mel h says:

    How fun, kids would love these!

  501. Jill says:

    These look nice and original 🙂

  502. Cenders says:


  503. Natty says:

    These are fab! Am going to attempt a batch with my little nephew and niece

  504. Kalli P says:

    This is such a nice alternative to cake pops… Having a Christmas party for kids next week, I am sure they will love these! x

  505. Sarah Roy says:

    Great instructions – look easy to follow – thank you!

  506. Niamh Lewis says:

    Literally making me broody. Want to have kids just so I can make these for them!

  507. Sarah says:

    If I have time amongst all my other Christmas baking I’m sure my little girl would love these!!

  508. Heather Orford says:

    These are so cute, what a great idea.

  509. Julia says:

    Ideal for the kids at the Christmas Fair.

  510. These are adorable, I don’t know if mine would turn out as good though

  511. Liz says:

    Great idea for children to make

  512. Jemma Cripps says:

    hopefully posting in the right place now as had posted via Facebook every day so glad I saw your Facebook message in time Ruth.

  513. Anna Marie says:

    These are too

  514. Lyn B says:

    One to try with my daughter and nephew at the start of the school holidays – its becoming a tradition, last year we made mince pies and at Easter we made your Cream egg Chicks!!

  515. Julie says:

    Love these! You just make everything look so easy Ruth and it gives me confidence that I could actually try and make them!

  516. Jayne says:

    I would love to win!

  517. Jayne says:

    Yes please!

  518. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    Omg, how cute are these?? But could you leave them out for Santa… not sure he would want to eat himself of his helpers??!! 😀

  519. Lisa Armes says:

    I think these would look brilliant sticking out the top of a stocking on Christmas morning!

  520. Rachel F says:

    How sweet (excuse the pun!) What a lovely way to spend a festive afternoon making these happy treats.xx

  521. Debbie Morris says:

    These are great!

  522. Jack Hughes says:

    These are so cute. Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  523. Sam Maher says:

    How cute are these? Almost makes me wish I had children so I could make some for the school bake sale.

  524. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Another lovely idea

  525. sue p says:

    You have such patience x

  526. Michelle says:

    Will have a go at these for my kids xmas parties…soooo cute!

  527. Michelle says:

    aw these are sooo cute!

  528. Claire says:

    Wow. I’m going to have to give these a try

  529. Sarah Blom says:

    Too cute 🙂

  530. Fay Chapman says:

    They are great, my neices and nephew would love them, as do I

  531. Kim deCoteau says:

    I caught the cookie lolly bug from The Pink Whisk. They’re such fun to make. Everyone loves them!

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