The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies (Day Nine)

It’s day nine of The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies which means we’re getting near the end. I know I’ve already said it, but I’m truly going to be sad when cute little elves aren’t hanging out in my inbox bringing me delicious treats.
Today’s elf, Alfie is special.
I thought it would be fun to reach out to one of our Traveling Apron Recipe Swap participants, who isn’t a blogger or bakery owner but someone who is just like some of you- a mom with an elf, a busy schedule, and armed with a cookie that is not only easy to conquer but delicious to enjoy. I have really, really enjoyed getting to know some of the fabulous ladies who were part of the swap- you guys are going  to flip when you see all their recipes come together!
I was super excited she (Heather) agreed to join us, and even more so when we realized I sent her the wrong darn apron.
Ya’ll, I knew it might happen.
Prayed it wouldn’t happen.
But low and behold my worst monogramming nightmare happened- Alfie got an “E” instead of an “A”
Heather was so stinkin nice about the situation and her son just assumed the “E” stood for Elf.
Thank the Lord I didn’t send her a different letter!
Nevertheless, I’m trying to think of something special to send her way to make up for my disgrace.
Nevertheless, look at Alfie with his Reese’s Stuffed Sugar Cookies.
I want to reach through my screen and pop them into my mouth!
The Elves' 12 Days of Christmas Cookies
Here’s what Heather had to say about her elf:
“This is our 4th year with Alfie Elf.  He was originally introduced to curb bad behavior and for the most part, it has worked.  I love to hear my son thanking Alfie or apologizing for bad behavior.  Every day he brings something for our Advent Calendar – either a Christmas treat or an activity.  He’ll bring holiday books and movies (pulled out of storage or sometimes a new one), hot cocoa, a note telling us to put up our Christmas tree or to go visit Santa.  The first thing my son does each morning is run to find Alfie and see what he’s left for us each day.
Today he made cookies and he’s not a bad little baker, either.  After four years he’s learned his little in charge is picky, but loves peanut butter!”
The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies (Day Nine)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Heather
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Serves: 12
Reese’s Stuffed Sugar Cookies
  • Your favorite sugar cookie recipe or mix, made according to instructions
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Sprinkles
  1. Roll cookie dough into 2″ balls and place in lined mini muffin tin cups. Bake for 10 minutes. While cookies are baking, unwrap Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. When cookies have browned slightly around the edges, remove from oven. Gently press one peanut butter cup into each cookie. When chocolate is slightly melted, decorate with festive sprinkles. Let cookies cool completely (or the chocolate will make a gooey mess).

Big thanks to Heather for being gracious about my mishap, for sharing her fun recipe, AND for partaking in the Traveling Apron recipe swap!

To catch up on what we’ve baked so far:

Day One: Ella’s I Heart Christmas (Ornament) Cookies

Day Two: Sprinkles’ Sugar Cookies

Day Three: Buddy’s Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Day Four: Fred’s Chocolate Pecan Lace Cookies

Day Five: Princess E’s Stained Glass Cookies

Day Six: John’s Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Day Seven: Buddy & Ella’s Red Velvet Thumb Print Cookies

Day Eight: Sugar & Azucar’s Peppermint Oreo Truffles