When we made our Sesame Street Frosted Sugar Cookies they were in the shapes of ABC’s and 123’s which we thought would be perfect for a young child’s Sesame Street Birthday Party. The Elmo version was so cute we thought they would also be cute as E’s for Elmo for an Elmo themed birthday party. I think we were right! They are so very adorable (and taste great too!)
How to make Elmo Sugar Cookies
You will need:
- The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
- The Best Buttercream Frosting
- Wilton Frosting Tip #233
- Americolor Super Red Food Coloring
- Kraft Mini Marshmallows
- Orange Peanut M&M’s
- Mini Oreo Cookies
- Black Icing
Our Elmo Sugar Cookies start with our Best Sugar Cookie Recipe. This sugar cookie dough is easy to work with, tastes great and really holds it’s shape during the baking process. You can find the recipe and detailed instructions on how to make the dough here.
We wanted these cookies to be bigger than the alphabet and number cookie cutters that we had on hand. so we created our own E cookie cutter template. In Photoshop I created an image that would print at 4 inches by 4 inches. Then I found a bold font that I liked. The font I ended up using is called Ergoe Black Condensed. I printed out an E on regular printer paper and cut the template out with scissors. I laid the E template on the rolled out cookie dough and used a sharp knife to cut out the cookies.
Next, Nancy whipped up a batch of her Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe and we colored it with Americolor Super Red Food Coloring. You can find our recipe for buttercream frosting here.
For Elmo’s face, you will need mini marshmallows, orange M&M’s and one side of a mini Oreo cookie, cut in half.
Nancy created Elmo’s blue fur by using a pastry bag filled with blue buttercream frosting and a Wilton Frosting Tip #233. This is the tip you would normally use to make “grass” like texture on a cake. If you don’t have one of these decorating tips, these cookies would also look cute with just some red frosting applied with a knife or a spreader.
For our “Elmo” face we used two halves of a mini marshmallow for his eyes. We cut an orange Peanut M&M in half and used that for Elmo’s nose. Elmo’s mouth is a half of a chocolate wafer from a mini Oreo cookie.
Finally, used black icing to create Elmo’s eyeballs.
Our Elmo Sugar Cookies are an easy cookie decorating project that will really shine at your Elmo Birthday Party or Sesame Street Birthday Party.
You might also enjoy our post on our other party ideas for a Sesame Street Birthday Party.
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