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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