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Grinch Snowball Cookies seemed to be a different type of recipe than what I have made before. When I decided to make these, I knew the kids would love them and enjoy helping me make them. The kids have always loved the movie The Grinch. When I told them that I was making them, they were happy to be able to help.
Not only did the kids get excited when they found out that they were helping me, but they also had a great time making them and we even had the milk on standby. You can never have cookies around me without milk. 😉 At least for me, I wont eat cookies or donuts without the milk. I guess the kids have learned that from me. Not a bad thing is it?
Who is ready for Christmas? Normally I am all ready to go and everything bought for others. This year, I am very behind with buying gifts. Making Goodies and Treats is no different for me this year. I am behind on that as well. I added these Grinch Snowball Cookies to the list of things to make this Holiday Season.
I have a recipe card below for you to print off. No more having to write the whole recipe out.
- 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
- 1/2 C powder sugar, plus 1 C to roll sugar in
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 C flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3-5 drops of kelly green food coloring
- 1/2 C chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup chopped, dried cranberries
- 1 contianer of wilton confetti heart sprinkles, using only the reds
- 1/4 C melted white chocolate
- 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
- 1 disposable piping bag
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Using a standing mixer, beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla.
- Gradually mix in the flour, salt, and food coloring
- Mix in chopped pecans and dry cranberries
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place onto the baking sheet
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until set but not brown.
- While cookies are baking melt the white chocolate
- Once chocolate is melted, pour into piping bag and cut the tip off
- Remove from pan and roll in powdered sugar.
- Pipe on a tiny dollop of chocolate onto the top middle of the cookies and place a red heart onto the chocolate
- Let cookies cool for 10 minutes before enjoying!
These Grinch Snowball Cookies are not hard to make at all and quite simple if you ask me. Give them a try then let me know what you think of The Grinch. Is it a family favorite movie to each year? Not a fan? We would love to hear either way!
Grinch Snowball Cookies
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