Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies

GRINCH COOKIES

Grinch Inspired Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 C flour
1/4 C cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Food Coloring leaf green and red

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl add the butter and sugar. 
beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Beat until very pale and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes).

Add the egg, and beat until well combined.

Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract beat until combined.

Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.

Beat on low until well combined.

Divide dough into 2 bowls and add food coloring, mixing well with a fork

Chill dough for 30 minutes or more

Make golf ball sized dough balls using both colors of dough for each cookie

Bake the cookies 8-12 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes

Pair up the cookies to their matching sizes

Vanilla Frosting ingredients :

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
4-5 C powdered sugar
1/4 C heavy whipping cream 
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 disposable piping bag

Directions:

Using a standing mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy

Mix in the powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract until combined and smooth

If the frosting is to thin, mix in 1/4 C more of powdered sugar

Once the frosting is combined and smooth, scoop into the disposable piping bag

Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe a dollop onto the bottom cookies of each pair

Place the top cookie onto the frosting and lightly push down to make a sandwich

Enjoy!

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