Easy No-Bake Elmo Decorated Cookies

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Elmo sugar Cookies are perfect for kids’ parties, holiday favors, birthday party gifts, and anytime fun. You don’t need to spend a lot of time making these. With this simple step-by-step – you can make Elmo Decorated Cookies.

Easy No-Bake Elmo Decorated Cookies

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time:
0 Minutes
Total Time:
20 Minutes
12 Cookies

These Elmo cookies could very well be the cutest things I have ever made. I am so happy with them, and I put together this post together to show you how easy these Sesame Street cookies are to make. P-A-R-T-Y Time

Let the party begin, but don’t forget to invite Elmo! Everybody just loves Elmo. These Elmo Decorated Cookies are an easy cookie project that will shine at your Elmo Birthday Party or Sesame Street Birthday Party.

It is complete cuteness overload. My favorite part about making these cookies is the simplicity. You do not need to make everything from scratch. The only thing you need to do is set yourself up for decorating. Easy peasy.  

This is a no-bake Elmo Decorated Cookies recipe. I know every mom in the world will rejoice when I tell you that these took less than 45 minutes to make. I put together about 30 cookies at my daughter’s school party. They were an absolute hit. I probably should have made more. See my step-by-step instructions below.

What is great about this recipe?

Easy to make – These are super simple to pull together. I like putting everything out like a production line. It makes each step go by fast.

Great flavor – Even though this is a no bake (mostly store-bought) recipe. Oreo and chocolate go so well together, you will be wanting more.

It works well with other cookies – Feel free to use other round types of cookies as your base. Oreos work well, but so do Nilla Wafers or Shortbread round Cookies.

Ingredients needed for elmo cookies

Elmo Cookies – What you need

How to Make Elmo Cookies

Let’s get started making these adorable cookies. First, you will want to make sure you line your counter with a piece of wax paper. This is super important! It will make your cookies not stick and cleanup will be super easy!

Any shortcut is a huge mommy win. Next, open your mini Oreo and eat half with the frosting, HA! Okay, you don’t have to eat that part, but I do!  One for Mama, one for Elmo.

Now, using a knife, cut the other half into two. Take your time with this step. If you rush it you may end up with crumbles instead of half cookies. These halves will end up being Elmo’s smile.

In a plastic container, melt your candy melt. I like to melt them in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Don’t overcook them. Sometimes you have to let them sit for a minute before you get a good consistency (this isn’t like regular chocolate).

BIG Tip: I like to use a plastic container with a lid. That way I can keep any extras in the container and remelt later when I need them! But honestly, there never really are any leftovers.

Chocolate TIME!

Drop your Oreo cookie into the melted candy.  Spoon some candy melt on top.  Once coated, place it on your wax paper. As you can see in the above picture, your coverage doesn’t have to be perfect. Don’t worry at all.

In due time, they will completely cover it in red sprinkles.

Working FAST! Add two candy eyes, a Tic Tac nose, and half of the mini Oreo for his mouth.

Get ready to toss into sprinkles. You need to work quickly, making sure your chocolate-covered cookie doesn’t harden. Can you see these are becoming Elmo Decorated Cookies?


Now you are ready to coat generously with red sprinkles. Make sure you allow the Oreos to harden and set for a few minutes.  Shake any excess sprinkles off.

Sometimes, you can reuse the sprinkles if they are not coated somewhat in melted chocolate. This is helpful if you can. You can go through a lot of sprinkles. 

The sprinkle step has two options:

Option 1: Sprinkle over top and push down.

Option 2: Dunk in a bowl of sprinkles. I found this step to be the most effective, but the downside was the sprinkles underneath made it uneven on a flat surface.


These no-bake cookies would be great for kids’ parties, especially a Sesame Street-themed birthday or preschool class party! They are just so adorable. I am so pleased with how well the “faces” turned out.

Decorated Elmo Cookies Recipe

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Yield: 12

Elmo Cookies

Finished Elmo Cookies

These no-bake cookies would be great for kids parties, especially a Sesame Street themed birthday or preschool class party!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 12 Oreo Cookies
  • 1 Bag Wilton Red Candy Melts
  • 24 Googly Candy Eyes
  • 6 Mini Oreos
  • 1 Cup Red Sprinkles
  • 12 Orange Tic Tacs
  • Wax Paper


  1. Line your countertop or workspace with wax paper.
  2. Taking mini Oreo Cookies. Separate each into two. Remove filling (or eat). Cutting each mini half into halves. This will create Elmo's smile. Take your time or your smiles will be uneven.
  3. Heat up the candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time (50% power). Stir in between and give it time between each cooking session.
  4. Drop your Oreo cookie into the melted candy.  Spoon some candy melt on top.  Once coated, place on your wax paper.
  5. Working fast, add googly eyes, tic-tac, and half mini Oreo to create Elmo's face.
  6. Add the sprinkles using either option 1 or option 2 method. (see original post for options)
  7. Let set until cookies are hard. This may take up to a few hours or place them in the fridge for faster set up.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 34gProtein: 2g

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