Grinch Cookies

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Grinch cookies are a classic cookie reinvented to entertain us with the the whimsy of the Grinch. Perfect to brighten up a cookie tray of for a watch party of one of our favorite Christmas tales.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Grinch cookies on a red and white check platter.

Grinch cookies are a classic cookie reinvented to entertain us with the the whimsy of the Grinch. Perfect to brighten up a cookie tray of for a watch party of one of our favorite Christmas tales.

Grinch cookies on a red and white check platter.

These Christmas cookies are a great green color and include a little heart. They are really easy to make and require only a few ingredients. Your families hearts will grow three times larger with love when they dig into these cookies.

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The Grinch is an iconic show that was originally created to battle consumerism. Find out more about the movie here.

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Grinch Cookies om a platter with berries in the background.

What You Need to Make Grinch Cookies

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Grinch Cookies – Step by Step

Flour sugar and batter for the cookies .
  • Prep: First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat: Second, beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and well combined.and then add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine and next add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the flour and beat until combined.
  • Color: Place around 1 teaspoon of gel food coloring in the batter and beat until well mixed. Add more food coloring, if needed, until the desired shade of green is reached.
Cookies on a cookie sheet before and after baking and finally decorated.
  • Scoop: Use a tablespoon to scoop out heaping scoops of dough. Roll the dough between your hands and place it on the lined baking sheet. Slightly press down each cookie.
  • Bake: Next, bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, until the bottom is lightly browned.
  • Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes or until firm, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Finish: When the cookies are cool, lightly dust each cookie with powdered sugar. Finally, place a small drop of red icing, on the bottom of each cookie, then press a heart sprinkle into the icing to hold it into place.

Common Questions About Grinch Cookies

HOW DO I MAKE GOOD COOKIES?

> Make sure that the cream cheese and butter are room temperature.
>To ensure cookies come off the sheet easier, make sure that you line the cookie trays.
> Wait until the cookies are completely cooled before dusting with the sugar and adding the icing and heart.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE X IN PLACE OF Y?

DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, but make a full batch and freeze the dough for later or give some away as a gift. Alternatively, double the recipe for parties or cookie trays.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed, make the cookies ahead of time and store in an airtight container.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH GRINCH COOKIES?

Some drinks make a great side for cookies, for example:
> Milk, of course
>Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
>Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha
>Mocha Latte

Close up on a grinch cookie.

Expert Tips for Making Easy Grinch Cookies

  • Sprinkles: Green sprinkles really enhance these cookies.
  • Short cut tip: Use premade sugar cookie dough and decorate the same way.
  • Variation tip: Gel icing to make the hearts.
  • Oven Temp: Know your oven, use a thermometer to make sure that your oven is at the correct temperature, turn cookie tray if you have hot spots.
  • Look: Watch your cookies carefully, they should be very right in color, take out when just slightly brown on the bottom.

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Grinch cookies on a red and white check platter.

Grinch Cookies

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Grinch cookies are a classic cookie reinvented to entertain us with the the whimsy of the Grinch. Perfect to brighten up a cookie tray of for a watch party of one of our favorite Christmas tales.
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Servings: 36 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar plus more for topping
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • Green food coloring
  • Red icing I used red Pillsbury Funfetti icing
  • Red heart sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and well combined.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the flour and beat until combined.
  • Place around 1 teaspoon of gel food coloring in the batter and beat until well mixed. Add more food coloring, if needed, until the desired shade of green is reached.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop out heaping scoops of dough. Roll the dough between your hands and place it on the lined baking sheet. Slightly press down each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, until the bottom is lightly browned.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes or until firm, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When the cookies are cool, lightly dust each cookie with powdered sugar. Place a small drop of red icing, on the bottom of each cookie, then press a heart sprinkle into the icing to hold it into place.

Expert Tips

 
  • Sprinkles: Green sprinkles really enhance these cookies.
  • Short cut tip: Use premade sugar cookie dough and decorate the same way.
  • Variation tip: Use gel icing to make the hearts.
  • Oven Temp: Know your oven, use a thermometer to make sure that your oven is at the correct temperature, turn cookie tray if you have hot spots.
  • Look: Watch your cookies carefully, they should be very right in color, take out when just slightly brown on the bottom.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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