Merry Grinchmas! There’s never been a treat that can make your heart grow three sizes with every bite quite like this Grinch blossoms recipe inspired by the famously mean holiday character. Each green The Grinch® Blossom cookie is covered in green sugar crystals and topped with a HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolate Candy and a small red heart sprinkle. These Grinch® sugar cookies are easy to make and are sure to please a crowd — of humans and Whos alike. When you’re gathered in the kitchen baking or snacking on holiday treats, you’ll realize Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more! Baking blossom cookies every year may be a tradition in your family. But where did these cookies originate? And how did these simple yet delicious cookies get so popular? Read all about 'em in our The History of Peanut Butter Blossoms & New Recipes to Try article.
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside. Make Grinch® Green sugar; set aside.
Mix cookie dough following package directions for cutout cookies. Using food color* tint cookie dough to the desired shade of green
Shape dough into 48 equal balls (about 1 inch each). Roll in Grinch® Green Sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 minutes. Press milk chocolate piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Place remaining 2 chocolate pieces in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 15 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. Using toothpick dab a small bit of melted chocolate to the back of heart-shaped sprinkle and attach to cookie or pipe heart onto each cookie using red frosting.
Grinch® Green Sugar:
1. Place 1/3 cup granulated sugar in small bowl or food storage bag.
2. Add equal parts blue and yellow liquid food color to get desired shade of green.
3. Stir or shake to get uniform sugar color.
4. Allow sugar to dry.
*Liquid food color works best for the Grinch® Green Sugar. Dough can be tinted with either liquid or gel food color. If dough is tinted with liquid food color, you may need to chill dough about 30 minutes for easy handling.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.