Elf on the Shelf Cookie Weights

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Elf on the Shelf Cookie Weights

A little extra muscle is required when you're one of Santa's helpers! Don't get your tinsel in a tangle coming up with creative ways to countdown the days till Christmas. Have your kids find their Elf on the Shelf hitting the gym with the help of their favorite Pillsbury™ Holiday Shape™ Sugar Cookies. Learning how to make Elf on the Shelf Cookie Weights is a breeze with this handy guide. Decorate your Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Weights with creamy icing and colorful sprinkles for an inventive take on this beloved Christmas tradition.

Updated November 19, 2020


  • Pillsbury™ Ready To Bake!™ Holiday Shape™ refrigerated cookies
  • Ready-to-spread frosting
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Candy canes and peppermint sticks


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    To make the Cookie Weights: Select 4 baked Christmas tree cookies. Using half of a standard-size candy cane, gently poke a hole through 2 of the 4 cookies from the top side of the cookie out through the bottom side. Frost the other 2 whole cookies, and make 2 sandwiches (bottom sides together) with 1 whole cookie and 1 cookie with a hole poked through in each sandwich. Insert the halved candy cane into the frosting-filled hole in the sandwich. Repeat on the other side of the candy cane with the other sandwich.
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    To make the Candy Cane Weight Bench: Arrange 3 candy canes to make a bench.
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    Position Elf on the Shelf on weight bench, and place cookie weights on Elf's chest, using photo as a guide.

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