These Grinch Cookies are perfect for Santa and are fun to make as a family.
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 Easy Chocolate Crinkle 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.
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.
How to Make Grinch Cookies
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.
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.
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.
When all your dough is rolled out flat, even and approximately the same size, then it's time to layer them together.
Coloring Your Grinch Cookies
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.
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.
Once we got them cut, we poured Christmas sprinkles on a plate and rolled them in it.
The sprinkles stick really easy to the cookie. Once you roll them in sprinkles, place on a baking sheet to bake.
And that's it. When they are done, you have the cutest looking Grinch Cookies ever.
Looking for other fun cookie recipes to make? Check these out
- Kitchen Sink Cookies
- Christmas Haystack Cookies
- Salted Brownie Cookies
- Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies
- Joanna Gaines Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 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
- Red food coloring
- Green Food coloring
- Christmas Sprinkles
- Mix together the butter and sugar. Add in egg, heavy cream, and vanilla.
- Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Once everything is combined, separate into 3 equal piles.
- In the first pile, add 3-4 drops of red food coloring or until you get your desired color.
- In the second pile add 3-4 drops of green food coloring or until you get your desired color.
- Leave the 3rd pile plain.
- Wrap each piece of cookie dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled enough to roll out, about 30 minutes.
- Get some wax paper and tear off a good size piece. Mine was probably 18 inches long.
- Roll each ball of dough out onto the waxed paper pieces. Make sure it is pretty flat, around 1/4", and as even as you can.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put your roll of dough into the fridge until it is hard, about 30 minutes.
- 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, about 1/2".
- Take the slices and roll them into sprinkles and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g