Skip to Content

Grinch Sugar Cookies (Chewy & Easy!)

Sharing is Appreciated!

Grinch Sugar Cookies will make the most wonderful time of the year extra sweet! These Grinch Christmas cookies are an easy sugar cookie recipe with added green food coloring and are topped with small red heart sprinkles. Lightly chewy sugar cookies with crispy edges are a fun holiday cookie recipe.

Grinch Sugar Cookies with a red candy sprinkle on top displayed on a spatula.

Grinch Sugar Cookies

Christmas time is coming quickly, and it’s the perfect time to bake some delicious cookies for friends and family. The Grinch stole Christmas, but he left behind these deliciously adorable Grinch sugar cookies.

It’s one of our favorite Christmas movies (and favorite cookies) and everyone remembers this grumpy Dr. Seuss character, The Grinch! But, in the end, the Grinch’s small heart grew 3 times larger and he learned the true meaning of Christmas. So, cozy up with these Grinch cookies for a night by the Christmas tree to watch your favorite version of the Grinch movie.

If you’re in the Grinch mood, bake up some Grinch Cupcakes (with candy melts baked in for extra yum) or this super easy 4 ingredient Grinch Bark made with white chocolate is delish too!

Do you have holiday parties coming up this Christmas Season? Make several batches and arrange them on cookie platters. Guests will get a kick out of this green cookie topped with heart sprinkles! They are always a lot of fun.

Four Grinch Cookies each with with a red candy sprinkle on top displayed in a row on a rectangular white serving platter.

 

More Grinch Treats

Grinch Cupcakes (with Surprise Baked In)

Grinch Bark – 4 Ingredient Fun Christmas Bark Recipe

Grinch Pretzels (Extra Easy Grinch Treat!)

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs (with Marshmallows)

Grinch Sugar Cookie Ingredients

The ingredients are pretty standard for sugar cookie recipes, we’re simply adding green food coloring to the mix.

Here’s everything you need for a basic sugar cookie dough (there’s a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post):

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Heart Sprinkles

Grinch Sugar Cookie ingredients displayed on counter top and labeled.

 

Directions

These Grinch sugar cookies are quick and easy to make, and the heart candy on top makes them super cute.

Here’s the easy recipe:

Step 1: In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients: add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix together well. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix.

All cookie dough dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Melt butter in the microwave. Then let cool for 2 minutes.

Step 3: Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, mix in the melted butter, eggs and vanilla with the dry ingredients until smooth.

Pouring melted butter into the dry ingredients for the sugar cookie dough.

Step 4: Add 4-5 drops of food coloring into the mixing bowl and stir the cookie dough until the vibrant color is even.

Tip: Start with less drops of green food coloring and slowly add more until you get the right color.

5 small globs of green gel food coloring on top of the mixed sugar cookie dough.

Step 5: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 6: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 7: Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls.

Step 8: Place on the cookie sheet and then slightly flatten with a spoon.

Green sugar cookie dough balls flattened slightly with a spoon on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper.

Step 9: Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes (ovens vary), or until the edges are beginning to set. The center should still be puffy and soft and slightly under baked.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and place a red candy heart sprinkle in the center of each cookie before they cool.

Step 11: Place cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Two Grinch Cookies with a red candy sprinkle on top displayed on a wire rack.

How To Store Grinch Sugar Cookies

These Grinch Christmas cookies can be stored for 4-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

How to Gift Grinch Christmas Cookies

Make stacks of sugar cookies and neatly wrap them in plastic wrap. Then wrap in clear, green or red cellophane wrap and tie with a bow. Add a gift tag and these will make cute hostess gifts!

Green Grinch Cookies each with a red candy sprinkle on top displayed in a row on a rectangular serving platter.

 

Enjoy your favorite Christmas movie even more by making these Grinch Christmas treats at home. These fantastic and festive Christmas cookies will liven up any holiday cookie tray and add color and whimsy to your holiday season. Plus, they also make a great holiday gift for friends and family.

Grinch sugar cookies are fun and tasty for the holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

Yield: 32-35

Grinch Sugar Cookies

Grinch Sugar Cookies with a red candy sprinkle on top displayed on a spatula.

Grinch Sugar Cookies will make the most wonderful time of the year extra sweet! These Grinch Christmas cookies are an easy sugar cookie recipe with added green food coloring and are topped with small red heart sprinkles. Lightly chewy sugar cookies with crispy edges are a fun holiday cookie recipe.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients: add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix together well.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave. Then let cool for 2 minutes.
  3. Using a mixer, mix in the melted butter, eggs and vanilla with the dry ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add 4-5 drops of food coloring into the mixing bowl and stir the cookie dough until green color evenly mixed. Start off with less food coloring and add more as needed.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls.
  8. Place on the cookie sheet and then slightly flatten with a spoon.
  9. Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes (ovens vary), or until the edges are beginning to set. The center should still be puffy and soft and slightly under baked.
  10. Remove from the oven and place a red candy heart sprinkle in the center of each cookie before they cool.
  11. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

Let's Be Social

Follow along on Pinterest for more great recipes!

Sharing is Appreciated!

Skip to Recipe