Melting My Grinch’s Heart
Some of my fondest memories of each of my children revolve around early waking hours of the morning, when they would arise with their fuzzy little heads and sleepy eyes, grab a blanket on their way across the living room where I was drinking my morning cuppa coffee while listening to the news, and they would snuggle up in the crook of my arm for a little bit while they finished waking up to greet the day. My boys have been especially good snugglers.
MP, child #3 and the first of my sons, was the longest snuggler. There were mornings that he would just lay there next to me, nestling under the blanket for 20 minutes or more – often curling up in my arms on my lap, and we would just … be. What I wouldn’t give to have him snuggle like that again …
On Friday, I posted Refrigerator Cocoa Snowballs cookie recipe, and mentioned that child #3 has turned into our resident pre-teen Grinch.
With the holidays upon us, and Emily (child #1) home for the season, we decided to see if we could do something about this. Yesterday, child #1, child #4, and I conspired to see if Grinch cookies would melt our own Grinch’s heart! A shout out and thank you to In Katrina’s Kitchen for the recipe!
- The directions are pretty simple and straightforward. While the oven heated, we mixed all the ingredients (except for the candy hearts) together. this was a great task for child #4 (James).
- The recipe says to chill the dough 10-15 minutes, but further down in her blog she mentions you might need a little more time, so we went with 30 minutes to play it safe. 🙂
- My Mom had this super cool cookie dropper that I grew up with, so we used that to potion out our dough in tablespoons as we made them into balls and dropped them in our confectioner sugar.
- To make sure our hearts carried extra love, we kissed the package before pressing a heart into our cookies.
Child #1 (Em) and child#4 (James) were the first taste testers – (we would have included child#3(Logan) but she had to work :()
(I am still figuring out how to post a video – click here to see James try the first Grinch cookie – IMG_4652).
Now for the real test — will eating a cookie melt our Grinch’s heart (child #3 MP)….
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