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Grinch Cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 52 cookies
Author Melissa


  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Dark Green Sugar Sprinkles
  • Green Colored Candy Melts
  • Red Heart Sprinkles


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time and continue mixing. Add almond extract and salt, followed by flour. Mix until cookie dough is well combined. Refrigerate cookie dough for 1 hour.

  2. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Scoop 1 tablespoon of chilled cookie dough and roll into a ball. Roll cookie dough balls in green sugar sprinkles, then use a teaspoon to gently create thumbprint. 

  3. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms of thumbprints are a light golden brown. Remove from oven and while cookies are still hot, use teaspoon to press thumbprint down again if it has puffed up. Working quickly, place candy melt in thumbprint and let sit until melted. Place red heart sprinkle on each cookie and let thumbprints cool.