Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot,
But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not.
The Grinch hated Christmas — the whole Christmas season.
Oh, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before:
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store–
Maybe Christmas–perhaps–means a little bit more.”
And what happened then–well, in Whoville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.
And then the true meaning of Christmas came through,
And the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches–plus two.
And now that his heart didn’t feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light.
With a smile in his soul, he descended Mount Crumpet,
Cheerily blowing Who! Who! on his trumpet.
Welcome, Christmas, while we stand
Heart to heart,… and hand in hand.
The Grinch, is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. In fact my childhood dog Max, was named after the Grinch’s dog Max. Who remembers the line “Max! Pick out a bow”? These Grinchmas Cookies, are that same bright green color as the Grinch himself, but a little more sweet. Fresh lime zest and lime juice add a burst of citrus flavor to a sweet crinkle cookie.
These are great for a cookie exchange because they’re unique. As much as I love a good Peanut Butter Blossom, you can always expect someone to make those. With there bright green color they add a nice pop of color to your typical cookie tray and an unexpected pop of flavor.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon grated lime zest,
1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
4 drops green food coloring
½ cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons green sanding sugar
*Recipe from Southern Living Magazine, December 2015.
RECIPE COMING SOON.