These cookies are not only cute and remind me of the Grinch but they are a long time family recipe! Actually, you can make these cookies a whole bunch of different ways. You can make cut outs or you can top them with jam or maraschino cherries! But I wanted them to scream, GRINCH! So I dyed the dough green and topped it with a peppermint crunch kiss! They look super cute! They turned out so awesome that when I brought some of them to one of my annual cookie exchanges someone exclaimed “Look at these cute Grinch looking cookies!”
They aren’t just super festive, they are DELICIOUS! Let’s face it! ANYTHING made with butter is amazing! They kind of just melt in your mouth. I have been making this cookie recipe since I was little. It’s my grandma’s recipe. So its been in our family for many many years. These were actually my favorite cookie when I was a kid. And to be honest they still are today! It’s just not Christmas without these delicious butter cookies! And I guarantee if you make these they will become a part of your yearly christmas traditions! Plus Santa loves them too! 😉
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups shifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1/4 tsp salt
green fooding coloring
Cream butter and add sugar, slowly.
Add egg and beat into mixture and then beat in vanilla.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt. Add to batter slowly.
Mix in a few drops of green food coloring, until you get the shade of green you desire.
Refrigerate for a few hours. You can refrigerate for a few days, at most.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°.
DO NOT grease pan. Roll into balls (about 1 inch) and bake for 10 minutes or until the sides are slightly browning.
Once you remove from oven immediately press a kiss down into the center of each cookie, then move cookies to cooling rack so they can completely cool!