Merry Grinchmas Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon green food coloring
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 48 heart-shaped gumdrops
- In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla, food coloring and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
- 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, 12-15 minutes. Immediately press a gumdrop into each cookie. Cool cookies 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
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Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 112 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Nov 10, 2019
I made these last year and they were a huge hit! My co-workers kept requesting them. They were easy to make, the taste and texture are really good and they look really cute. I could not find the heart shaped-gumdrops, so I cut maraschino cherries in half and used those instead. I am expecting to make these a lot this holiday season :)
Nov 6, 2019
These were so cute to make and grandchildren loved them. I had trouble finding the gummy heart candy so had to use something different for the heart, but now I can plan ahead and buy the hearts when I see them.
Dec 24, 2018
I made these this Christmas season , and I could not give them away! My husband, kids, and grandkids would not eat them. I even took 41 of them to work. After 9 hours there are still 29 left.
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.
Dec 8, 2016
Havcent made yet but just wanted to say these are SO CUTE! What a cute idea for the heart and grinchmas :)