Welcome to GMA 25 Days of Cookies. For 25 days, we are featuring cookie recipes that are perfect to make for the holiday season. Our celeb BFFs are sharing their cookie recipes with us and we’ve gathered some seasonal standouts that are sure to dazzle on your Instagram feed and Pinterest board.
Head to our full guide here all month long for the most beautiful, fun, seasonal, delicious holiday cookies worthy of your new Christmas traditions.
Traditional linzer cookies get a Grinch makeover with this simple decorative cookie recipe from our friends at Brit + Co. Start with Brit + Co's animal cracker cookie dough. Dye it green and cut out tiny hearts in the center of each cookie.
These sandwich cookies with bright red raspberry rosé jam are filled with the spirit of Grinchmas!
Check out the recipe below and step-by-step guide!
Recipe for Brit + Co's Grinch Linzer Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
12 chocolate Santa hats plus leftover compound chocolate
1 batch raspberry rosé jam
Animal cracker cookie dough
Green food gel
Ruffle-edged round cookie cutter
Mini heart cookie cutter
Make the jam and Santa hats the day before decorating.
Allow jam to cool completely and chocolate hats to firm up (pop them in the fridge or freezer to speed up time).
Bake the cookies. Using a stand or hand mixer, dye the cookie dough Grinch green with green food gel (use 2 drops or more as needed).
Roll out the dough, cut it with a ruffle-edge round cookie cutter and bake it.
Cut out the hearts. Once out of the oven, on half of the cookies, cut out a small heart in the center of the cookies using the mini heart cookie cutter. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
Assemble the sandwiches. Spread a dollop of jam on each solid cookie.
Carefully sandwich with the heart cut-out cookie. Use a little bit of leftover melted compound chocolate to glue the hats (directions below) to the top side of each cookie.
Recipe courtesy of Brit + Co.
Head to our full guide here all month long for the most beautiful, fun and delicious holiday cookies that are sure to become a new tradition.
Tell us which cookies you're baking! Tweet @GMA using #25daysofcookies with your #25daysofcookies pictures and we may feature you on our GMA Facebook page or in our morning GMA newsletter! Deck the halls with lots of cookies, fa la la la la, la la la la!
Editor's note: This story was originally published on Dec. 16, 2018.