Grinch Cookies Recipe

Emma

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Grinch Cookies

Indulge in the festive cheer with Grinch Cookies, an enchanting twist on the classic chocolate chip cookies inspired by the beloved holiday character.

These cookies are not just a treat to the palate but also a visual delight with their vibrant Grinch-green hue, adorned with festive red and green M&M’s.

Perfect for holiday gatherings, cookie exchanges, or as a cheerful snack, these Grinch Cookies are sure to bring smiles and holiday spirit to any occasion.

Grinch Cookies recipe

Grinch Cookies Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter (1 cup, softened): The creamy base that gives the cookies their rich, buttery flavor.
  • Sugar (1 2/3 cups): Sweetens the cookies to perfection.
  • Large Eggs (2): Bind the ingredients together for the right texture.
  • Vanilla Extract (1 tablespoon): Adds a subtle, sweet aroma.
  • Bright Green Food Coloring: Gives the cookies their signature Grinch-green color.
  • All-Purpose Flour (3 cups): Forms the foundation of the cookies.
  • Cornstarch (1 teaspoon): Ensures a tender texture.
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda (1 teaspoon each): Helps the cookies rise.
  • Salt (1 teaspoon): Balances the sweetness.
  • Red and Green M&M’s (1 1/2 cups): Adds a festive touch and extra sweetness.

Directions

  1. Preheat Oven: Set to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Incorporate one egg at a time, then the vanilla extract and food coloring.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients: Gradually blend the dry mixture into the butter mixture.
  6. Fold in M&M’s: Stir in the candies, reserving some for topping.
  7. Form Cookies: Drop dough scoops onto the cookie sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes.
  8. Decorate and Cool: Press extra M&M’s on top and cool on the sheet.
Easy Grinch Cookies recipe

Notes

  • Chill the Dough: For firmer cookies, refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Customize the Color: Adjust the amount of food coloring for your desired shade of green.
  • Cookie Size: For uniform cookies, use a cookie scoop or measure out the dough.

Nutrition

Each Grinch Cookie offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, with an average of 167 calories per cookie. They are a source of carbohydrates (23g), proteins (2g), and fats (8g), including saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated fats. Additionally, they contain dietary fiber, sugars, and essential nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

FAQs

  • Can I make these cookies in advance? Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead and refrigerate or freeze it.
  • How do I store the baked cookies? Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or freeze for longer storage.
  • Can I use different types of candy? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with various candy pieces for decoration and added flavor.

Enjoy crafting these Grinch Cookies, a delightful addition to your holiday festivities that are as fun to make as they are to eat!

For a taste of Italy this holiday, try these Italian Christmas Cookies, a perfect complement to our Grinch Cookies.

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Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies Recipe

Celebrate the holiday season with Emma’s delightful Grinch Cookies Recipe. These cookies are a whimsical nod to the classic Christmas character, the Grinch.

  • Total Time: 36 Minutes
  • Yield: 36 Cookies 1x

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, beat until fluffy.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Mix in one at a time, followed by food coloring.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Blend Wet and Dry Ingredients: Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture.
  6. Fold in M&M’s: Stir in candies, reserving some for topping.
  7. Form Cookies: Drop dough scoops onto the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 11-13 Minutes.
  9. Decorate and Cool: Add extra M&M’s on top while warm.

Notes

  • Chill the Dough: For better texture, chill for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Color Variations: Adjust the amount of food coloring for desired shade.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 105mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg

Keywords: Grinch Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Festive Treats

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