These adorable Grinch Cookies will be the hit of any Christmas party. Green Grinch cookies with a big red heart right in the middle are such a fun treat. This is a good dessert for a How The Grinch Stole Christmas holiday party or movie night too.
WHAT ARE GRINCH COOKIES?
There are many varieties and styles when it comes to Grinch cookies. You know you are eating a Grinch cookie when you eat a cookie that is green and has a red heart somewhere on it or in it, LOL.
The green is for the green Grinch and the red heart is for his little red heart that grows during the story!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a beloved book and movie and kids and adults alike will enjoy eating cookies with a Grinch theme. This is a fun cookie to make if you are starting a family Christmas tradition of a Grinch movie night.
INGREDIENTS FOR GRINCH COOKIES
There aren’t a ton of ingredients in these homemade Grinch cookies. It is a basic cookie recipe that tastes great and is so pretty to look at.
- Coconut Oil
- Clear Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
- Red Gel Food Coloring
- Green Gel Food Coloring
- Red Sprinkles
- Egg White
- Mini Heart Cookie Cutter
- Parchment Paper
HOW TO MAKE ADORABLE GRINCH COOKIES
I am not going to lie to you and say these are the quickest cookies to make. They are EASY, but do require quite a few steps. The good news is that after you do it once you will realize it isn’t hard and the extra effort is worth the result.
STEP ONE: MAKE DOUGH
We will start off by making the cookie dough.
In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and coconut oil. Cream these together.
Now add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Set this bowl aside for a few minutes.
In a large second bowl, add the flour and baking powder and whisk them together well.
Now combine the dry ingredients into the dough mixture a little at a time until all the ingredients are combined into a dough. The dough will be kind of crumbly and that is okay.
STEP TWO: MAKE HEARTS
Take about 1 1/2 cups of the dough out of the mixing bowl and put it into a separate small bowl.
Add 10-20 drops of the red gel food coloring into the small bowl of dough and mix the color in well until you have a bright red dough.
Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter and put the red dough on it. You do NOT need to dust the paper with flour. It shouldn’t stick to the parchment paper.
Roll the red dough out to 1/4 inch.
Cut little red hearts out of the dough with your mini heart cookie cutter. Try to cut as many as you can get.
STEP THREE: STACK HEARTS
We want to have a long stack of hearts like in the pictures. The way to achieve this is to “glue” the hearts together with egg wash.
Put one egg white into a small bowl and whisk the egg white. Use a small pastry brush to “paint” the egg wash onto the hearts and glue them together into a long stack.
Leave the stack of hearts on the parchment paper and place it in the refrigerator while you work on the next step.
STEP FOUR: MAKE GREEN DOUGH
Add 5-10 drops of the green gel food coloring to the remaining cookie dough in the mixing bowl. You want this dough to be green but more of a lighter green or lime green.
Put a new sheet of parchment paper down and place the green dough on the parchment.
Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick.
STEP FIVE: MAKE COOKIE LOG
Place the red heart stack into the center of the green dough.
You can cut the green dough into a nice rectangle like the picture if you like things to be precise.
Use the parchment paper to wrap the heart stack with the green dough.
If you have extra dough you can do this process again and wrap the dough log with more green dough to make a rounder cookie.
STEP SIX: ADD SPRINKLES
I love sprinkles and think they add a lot to this cute Grinch cookie.
Put a bunch of red sprinkles onto the parchment paper and then gently roll the cookie log in the sprinkles. Try to get a nice thick coating of sprinkles on the entire log.
Wrap the log in parchment paper and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
STEP SEVEN: SLICE AND BAKE
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
Slice the dough log into 1/4 inch slices.
Place the cookie slices onto a baking sheet 1-2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the Grinch cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely.
GRINCH COOKIES RECIPE
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.
These adorable green and red Grinch Cookies are perfect for Christmas. PeaceLoveChristmas.com may offer nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although PeaceLoveChristmas.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
Adorable Grinch Cookies for Christmas
1. Cream sugar and oil with your mixer, then add eggs and your vanilla extract, mixing thoroughly. Set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a second bowl. Combine with the sugar/butter mixture in 1/3 increments.
3. Separate about 1 ½ cup of cookie dough into a second bowl. Mix about 10-20 drops of red gel food coloring into this cookie dough, until the color is consistent.
4. The cookie dough will be kind of crumbly, but turn it out onto parchment paper (parchment paper is important, so don't skip this) and work with it as-is. You don't need to dust the parchment paper with flour, the dough won't stick to it.
5. Roll the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.
6. Cut out as many little red hearts as you can manage.
7. Stack the little red hearts on top of each other, lining them up as best as you can, painting them on each side with egg white to “glue” them together.
8. Place the heart stack in the fridge while you work with the next steps.
9. Mix about 5-10 drops of green gel food coloring into the remaining un-colored cookie dough, until the color is consistent.
10. The cookie dough will be kind of crumbly, but turn it out onto parchment paper (parchment paper is important, so don't skip this) and work with it as-is. You don't need to dust the parchment paper with flour, the dough won't stick to it.
11. Roll the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.
12. Place the red heart stack into the center of the rolled-out green cookie dough.
13. Using the parchment paper to lift, cover the red heart stack with the green cookie dough.
14. If you have extra cookie dough, wrap this around the cookie roll, too.
15. Pour your red sprinkles across the parchment paper and roll your cookie dough in the red sprinkles, attempting to cover the whole roll.
16. Place this in the refrigerator, wrapped in the parchment paper for 2 hours or overnight.
17. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
18. Remove the cookie dough roll from the fridge and slice it into ¼-inch thick slices. If you need to, you can “touch-up” the hearts a little with a damp finger.
19. Place cookies on the baking sheet 2 inches apart (although they will not rise or expand).
20. Bake cookies for 10 minutes.
21. Remove and allow cookies to cool completely.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g
These adorable green and red Grinch Cookies are perfect for Christmas.
PeaceLoveChristmas.com may offer nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although PeaceLoveChristmas.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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