These Buddy the Elf Cookies are the perfect recipe idea for the holidays. Make these easy no bake cookie inspired by everyone’s favourite Christmas movie, Elf!
I’m not going to lie, Elf is a serious obsession for me. Every year we watch it together as a family and then I watch it 27 more times.
To be honest, it cracks me up every time I watch it. It’s such a cute movie for the whole family.
One of the most popular scenes in the movie is when Buddy makes spaghetti with all the extra sugary ingredients. As a huge sugar lover that scened speaks to my soul.
So, last year when I saw Buddy the Elf Cookies on Pinterest I knew I had to try them. I mean, they’re so stinking cute. If I had a spirit cookie, this would it!!
Shelly from Cookies & Cups has Elf Cookies on her blog so I had to try them. She has the coolest imagination and I swear everything she makes gives me serious sugar cravings!
Honestly, making these Buddy the Elf Cookies is so much fun. Making these every year would be a great holiday baking tradition for families.
After the year we’ve all had I think we could all use a little Buddy spirit in our lives this year. Or a lot.
Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins, make these for everyone you know. Remember to treat every day like Christmas!!
- Chow Mein Noodles – Just to clarify, yes, it’s actually chow mein noodles. Just go with it!
- White Chocolate – Bakers chocolate is preferably to chips because it melts a bit better. Remember to watch the white chocolate closely as it burns easily.
- Marshmallows – I used mini marshmallows. Marshmallow bits work too but they are hard to find where I live. I used half of the marshmallows in the white chocolate mixture. Then, I cut the other half into small piece to toss over the cookies.
- Maple Syrup – Since I’m a Canuck, I wanted to use real maple syrup for these cookies. You can leave it out or use maple extract in the white chocolate mixture instead.
- Chocolate Syrup – Either chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce work. I actually used hot fudge sauce because I like the consistency better.
- Milk Chocolate – The amount of chocolate can be adjusted. This chocolate can be melted in the microwave.
- M&Ms – I used mini M&M’s for these cookies. I actually used the baking ones and just picked out all the red and green ones.
- Pop Tart – You can use any chocolate flavour. I used s’mores for mine.
- Optional – Sprinkles or jimmies can be tossed over the cookies.
How to Make Buddy the Elf Cookies:
- First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Next, pour the chow mein noodles into a large bowl and set aside.
- Then, melt the white chocolate in a double boiler until it’s smooth. If the chocolate is not melting smoothly you can add a little oil or shortening to help loosen it up. Remove it from the heat once it’s melted.
- Toss half of the mini marshmallows in the white chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Pour that mixture over the chow mein noodles and stir until everything is combined well.
- Scoop the cookies out with a spoon and drop them on the parchment lined cookie sheet so they resemble haystack cookies.
- Immediately melt the milk chocolate in the microwave in a heat proof bowl. It should not take long.
- Drizzle the cookies with maple syrup, chocolate syrup and melted chocolate.
- Toss the M&Ms, remaining marshmallows and chopped pop tart over the cookies.
- Now, let the cookies cool until the chocolate sets.
- Store for later or serve immediately.
How to store:
- First, if you’re not serving these within about 12 to 24 hours I would suggest not drizzling them with maple syrup or chocolate syrup until closer to serving them.
- Next, always allow cookies to cool completely before storing them.
- You can store the cookies in an air tight container at room temperature. Use waxed paper or parchment paper to separate the layers of cookies.
- I do not mix recommend storing different kinds of cookies together.
- You can store the cookies at room temperature for about a week.
- Also, you can store the cookies in the fridge for one to two weeks.
Tips for freezing:
- Honestly, I prefer using a freezer bag. Always remove all the excess air before sealing the bag.
- If you are using a container be sure to use waxed paper or parchment paper between the layers.
- You should put a layer of waxed paper over top of the final layer then make sure you lid is snapped on super tight.
- Use a marker to add the date to the freezer bag or container.
- Cookies can be stored in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
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Buddy the Elf Cookies
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Dump the chow mein noodles into a large bowl. Set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler by filling the bottom pot 1/2 way with water, bring to a boil then reduce heat. Place top pot or heat proof bowl over top and toss the white chocolate inside. Melt the chocolate, while stirring it consistently, until it's smooth. Remove the pot from the heat. Remember that white chocolate burns easily, especially if you use white chocolate chips. You can add a little oil or shortening to the white chocolate if it isn't loosen up enough. Honestly, I prefer the white baking chocolate and NOT white chocolate chips.
- Toss half of the mini marshmallows into the white chocolate and mix until mostly smooth.
- Pour the mixture over the chow mein noodles and mix until well combined.
- Scoop the cookies out and drop them on the parchment lined cookie sheet so they resemble haystack cookies.
- Immediately melt the small amount of milk chocolate in the microwave in a heat proof bowl. It should only take about 30 to 60 seconds for that small amount.
- Drizzle with maple syrup, chocolate syrup and melted chocolate.
- Toss M&Ms, remaining marshmallows and pop tart over cookies.
- Let the cookies cool so the chocolate sets up.
- Store for later or serve immediately!
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