Pillsbury’s Buddy the Elf Sugar Cookies Are Back to Spread Christmas Cheer This Year

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Buddy the Elf cookies are finally back for 2021!

Sure, it’s fun to get out the Christmas cookie cutters, whip up a batch of sugar cookies from scratch and spend an afternoon decorating them. We can’t think of a better group project with family or friends. But if you’re someone who enjoys baking cookies without all the prep and cleanup, Pillsbury’s ready-to-bake cookies are for you. You know—the squishy tubes of cookie dough in your supermarket’s refrigerated case?

The premade sugar cookies are a delight every holiday season, with shapes like Christmas trees and reindeer. And this year the lineup is even sweeter with Pillsbury Elf cookies—Buddy the Elf, to be precise!

“Treat Every Day Like Christmas”

Elf fans will remember that Will Ferrell’s character, Buddy, wears a green and yellow outfit. He’s decidedly out of place in New York, but Buddy’s outfit, along with his upbeat personality, gave him a place in plenty of fans’ hearts. It’s only natural that Pillsbury decided to honor the character by featuring his adorable green and yellow hat on the sugar cookies. Too cute!

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Pillsbury’s Elf cookie dough is back for the winter, this time with their new safe to eat raw formula! Found them at Hy-Vee.

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Each box contains 20 pre-cut cookies for the ultimate convenience. And if you want more variety, there are plenty of other Christmas-themed styles available. The full selection includes Christmas trees, snowmen, reindeer and more. (But if that’s not your thing, we won’t discourage you from trying our adorable elf cookie recipe.)

Where Can I Buy Pillsbury Elf Cookies?

You can find Pillsbury’s ready-to-bake cookies at most grocery stores, as well as online at Walmart, Target and Instacart. Pick up a pack or two—they cost less than $3—and while you’re at it, put some Elf coffee creamer in your cart. And if you really want to take this theme to the next level, there’s also a Buddy the Elf Frappuccino coming down the chimney at Starbucks.

If you’re a fan of cookie dough, don’t forget to check out this Pillsbury sugar cookie hack.

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