Easy Homemade Elmo Oreo Cookies

Is your little one a big fan of Sesame Street characters? Then they will love these easy-to-make Elmo cookies! You can make these at home right in your own kitchen, and only take a few minutes to put together.

In fact, you don’t even need any fancy cake or cookie decorating skills to make these simple cookies–just a little bit of patience to place candy pieces to make Elmo’s smiling face.

These cookies would be a great addition to an Elmo-themed birthday party, or just as an everyday treat.

three elmo cookies on a striped plate surrounded by red sprinkles.

They are also a no-bake cookie, so you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen on a hot day or standing around babysitting cookies in the oven. Your little ones can even help you make them too!

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Ingredients needed to make Elmo Oreo Cookies

the supplies needed to make elmo oreo cookies: plain oreo cookies, melted red candy coating in a bowl, a jar of red sprinkles, and candy eyes and orange tic-tacs.

These Elmo cookies can be made with common ingredients that you can find at almost any grocery store.

The red candy coating, however, may need to be purchased online, or at a craft or baking supply store. I’ve seen it at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, though, and there are often coupons or sales that make it pretty inexpensive.

So, to make your Elmo cookies, you’ll need:

  • regular, full-size OREO cookies
  • red candy melts, melted in a small bowl
  • candy eyes
  • mini OREO cookies
  • red sprinkles or jimmies
  • orange Tic-Tacs
  • wax paper

How to assemble Easy Elmo Oreo Cookies

To begin, you’ll want to line your countertop with a piece of wax paper.  This is super important…it will prevent your cookies from sticking and clean-up will be super easy!

Open your mini Oreo and eat the half with the frosting.  Ok, you don’t have to eat that part, but I do!  😉 Using a knife, cut the other half into two pieces.  This will be Elmo’s smile.

an oreo cookie dipped into red candy coating.

In a microwave-safe container, melt your candy melts according to package instructions.  (Tip: I like to use a plastic container with a lid.  That way I can keep any extras in the container and re-melt later when I need it!)

Drop your Oreo cookie into the melted candy.  Spoon some candy melt on top.  Once coated, place on your wax paper.

the candy pieces added to the oreo to make elmo's face.

You’ll have to hurry now before the candy coating dries. Add two candy eyes, a Tic Tac nose and half of the mini Oreo for his mouth.

red jimmies sprinkled over cookie to resemble elmo's red fur.

Coat generously with red sprinkles or jimmies. Allow the Oreos to harden and set for a few minutes, then shake any excess sprinkles off. 

And that’s all there is to it! Well, other than to enjoy them with your kids 🙂

Easy Homemade Elmo Oreo Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword kids birthday party
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • OREO cookies
  • red candy melts
  • candy eyes
  • mini OREO cookies
  • red sprinkles or jimmies
  • orange Tic-Tacs

Instructions

  1. Line your counter with a piece of wax paper. This is super important! It will make your cookies not stick and clean up will be super easy!
  2. Open your mini Oreo and eat the half with the frosting. Ok, you don’t have to eat that part but I do! Using a knife, cut the other half into two. This will be Elmo’s smile.
  3. In a microwave-safe container, melt your candy melts according to package instructions. (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 it!)
  4. Drop your Oreo cookie into the melted candy. Spoon some candy melt on top. Once coated, place on your wax paper.
  5. Add two candy eyes, a Tic Tac nose and half of the mini Oreo for his mouth.
  6. Coat generously with red sprinkles.
  7. Allow the Oreos to harden and set for a few minutes. Shake any excess sprinkles off.
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I hope these cookies make up a yummy part of your Elmo-themed birthday party, or just make a regular old Tuesday more fun!

If you like these kind of fun cookies, you might also try my White Chocolate Oreo Snowmen Cookies 🙂

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