Merry Grinchmas Cookies Recipe
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Merry Grinchmas Cookies Recipe

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Baking cookies around the holidays is a big deal in our house. Some are a must every year and we also come up with new recipes. This one is simple, delicious and fun to make with the kids!—Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 48 heart-shaped gumdrops


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla and food coloring. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until tops are cracked and edges are set, about 12-15 minutes. Place a gumdrop in the center of each cookie. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen
Originally published as Merry Grinchmas Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2016

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heidiclark1 User ID: 2771648 258380
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"I have not tried this recipe yet, but my Walmart store just stocked Valentines candy... just in time for Christmas! It's December 20."

Mary User ID: 8984903 258071
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2016


kathidahl User ID: 1718596 257877
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"Where ever does one get small heart shaped gumdrops?"

pillotopp User ID: 4028173 257833
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2016

"Havcent made yet but just wanted to say these are SO CUTE! What a cute idea for the heart and grinchmas :)"

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