Elf on a Shelf sugar cookies designed by Bake at 350 are a retro Christmas decoration. The story of the Elf on the Shelf is one to encourage your children to be on their best behavior. The Elf watches them throughout the holiday season to determine whether they deserve to be on Santa's naughty or nice list. The elf is supposed to move around the house and you usually will find him or her in the most unlikely of places. If you don't plan on playing the Elf on the Shelf game, then bake these cookies instead. For decorating instructions, click here.