I know Halloween hasn't even happened yet, but I can't be the only one who is feeling the Christmas spirit. Case in point: As soon as I discovered that Target had listed a box of 24 pre-cut Buddy the Elf sugar cookies, I was ready to start stringing up Christmas lights in my Santa costume.
I should also come clean and admit that I look forward to the time of year when it's totally socially acceptable to make, and eat, an entire box of Pillsbury sugar cookies in one sitting. No, these aren't your grandma's homemade sugar cookies, but they are just about the best pre-made cookie you can get. The texture of the Pillsbury sugar cookie is soft and just a little chewy.
The cookies are printed with Buddy's signature green and yellow cap, an adorable homage to the movie. Not exactly the traditional Christmas cookie you might be used to, but Elf isn't a traditional Christmas movie either. It is universally loved, though — who among us hasn't been tempted at least once to try spaghetti drenched in syrup with lots of candy? — so adding these to your Christmas cookie lineup seems like a no-brainer.
In my house at least, it's difficult enough to get everyone to agree on a movie to watch — let alone a treat we all enjoy. Whip up a batch of these guaranteed crowd-pleasers, put Elf on the television, and I'm betting you'll get your family to gather without a single word of protest.
Although the cookies are listed on Target's website, you can't buy them online quite yet. In the meantime, look for them in stores. And when they do become available online, you might want to just buy a bulk order.
Learn more: Pillsbury Ready To Bake Elf Shape Sugar Cookies from Target