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Grinch Cookies – Perfect Cookies for Santa

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These Grinch Cookies are perfect for Santa and are fun to make as a family.

Grinch Cookies

A couple of weeks ago when Kayla and I were making cookies for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, we started out making these Grinch Cookies, but I was afraid that they were not going to turn out right, so we opted to make my Kris Kringle Cookies for the swap instead. We went ahead and finished making the Grinch Cookies and found out afterward that they actually turned out pretty decent.

Grinch Cookies

My daughter named them Grinch cookies because they are red, green, and white, and remind her of the Grinch.

The swirl part was fun to create and not as hard as it might look.

Just use your traditional sugar cookie recipe, then whip up the dough and divide it into even sections. I divided mine into three sections since I wanted my cookies to have three colors.

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Make sure to use enough food coloring. Then get in there and work that dough to make sure to get all the color worked in.

Grinch COokies

Don’t worry about food coloring on your hands. Even though my daughter's hands looked pretty stained when she was done it washed right off. The butter in the cookie recipe keeps it from sticking.

Wrap each piece of cookie dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled enough to roll out.

Get some wax paper and tear off a good size piece. You will want to make sure it is pretty big since you will be rolling out your dough. 18″ should be good.

Roll each ball of dough out pretty flat and as even as you can. Each ball of dough will need its own piece of wax paper.

Grinch Cookies

When all your dough is rolled out flat, even and approximately the same size, then it's time to layer them together.

Decide what color order you want your cookies layered and place one color right over the top of another using the wax paper to transport your dough.

It took me and my daughter to do this, so two sets of hands work great. We went green, white, and red.

Put each dough color on top and then cut off the sides to make sure you have an even dough rectangle.

Grinch Cookies

Roll up until you have a log. Then, put your roll into the fridge until it is hard. Once it is hard, you can take it out, unroll the wax paper and using a straight edge knife cut the dough off in slices.

Grinch Cookies

Once we got them cut, we poured Christmas sprinkles on a plate and rolled them in it.

Grinch Cookies

The sprinkles stick really easy to the cookie. Once you roll them in sprinkles, place on a baking sheet to bake.

Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies - Perfect Cookies for Santa

Grinch Cookies

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Dough Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Other Ingredients

  • Red food coloring
  • Green Food coloring
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Mix together the Sugar Cookie dough. Divide it into 3 equal piles.
  2. In the first pile, add red food coloring until you get your desired color.
  3. In the second pile add green food coloring until you get your desired color.
  4. Wrap each piece of cookie dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled enough to roll out.
  5. Get some wax paper and tear off a good size piece. Mine was probably 18 inches long.
  6. Roll each ball of dough out pretty flat and as even as you can. Each ball of dough will need it’s own piece of wax paper.
  7. When all your dough is rolled out flat, even and approximately the same size. Decide what color order you want your cookies layered and place one color right over the top of another using the wax paper to transport your dough.
  8. Once all your dough is stacked on top of each other grab a pizza cutter and trim the edges so all the sides are even.
  9. Turn the dough so the long side is facing you and roll it up. Then roll the wax paper over the top to cover it. Make sure to fold the ends over. The wax paper keeps your dough from drying out.
  10. Put your roll’o’dough into the fridge until it is hard. Once it is hard, you can take it out, unroll the wax paper and using a straight edge knife cut the dough off in slices.
  11. Take the slices and roll into sprinkles and place on a baking sheet.
  12. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

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keikilani

Monday 3rd of December 2018

These look so fun and easy to make! I am planning on baking up a storm in the next few weeks. Adding these to my list.

SArah

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

These look amazing! What a fun and creative idea. I bet my kids would love these cookies.

Cat

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Can I substitute the heavy cream with regular 2% or 3% milk?

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Yes. I believe so

Reesa Lewandowski

Friday 30th of November 2018

How fun are these!! I need to add them to my Christmas cookie menu!

Claudia Krusch

Friday 30th of November 2018

Love your recipe! I can't wait to try it for our annual Christmas open house!

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