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You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! You really are a heel! You’re an ugly black tomato splotched with moldy purple spots… and I’ve got your great green mug on a sugar cookie! These Grinch Cookies are full of sugar, spice, and everything Cindy Lou Who instead of all things arsenic sauce!
When it comes to Christmas Eve, we try to get dinner, candlelight service (across town), pajamas and a nighttime session together. It makes for an incredibly full evening, which is why I opt for a shorter story or video at the end of the night. Santa’s got a lot to do! If you want to do the same, you can read the Grinch Who Stole Christmas book to your family or stream the iTunes digital copy like we do every year. I know remaking these Grinch Cookies for that same story session will be a welcome treat for my whole family!
Grinch Cookies Recipe
Basic Sugar Cookies bring this recipe to life. After baking, it takes a little patience and the right icing recipe to create The Grinch’s greasy mug on your Christmas cookies.
Take time to let each royal icing layer dry before piping the next one in. The Grinch’s eyes will take two or three layers.
The end result is a masterpiece of mean, sneaky, foul-tempered Grinch goodness. I would absolutely touch these with a
Thirty-nine and a half foot pole!
Grinch Cookies Recipe
Grinch Sugar cookies
- 1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 1 1/2 C Powder sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 C of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- Cookie Cutter: circle
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 4 1/2 C powder sugar
- Green Golden Yellow and Black gel food coloring
- 3 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
- 1 squeeze bottles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar
Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
Cut out 12 circles and place onto a cookie sheet
Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
Repeat steps until completely out of dough
Let cookies cool completely
Royal Icing Directions
Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla, and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form.
Split icing into 3 bowls, only needing 3T of white icing in the second and third bowl Add 1-2 drops of green into one of the 3 bowls. Add a few drops of golden yellow into the second. Add a few drops of black to the third bowl. Mix until blended.
Scoop 1/4 C of icing into their own bags. Add 2-4 tsp of water into the remaining green icing bowl and mix until combined. Pour the icing into a squeeze bottle. Pipe a green icing line around the edging of the cookie. Fill in with the thinned green icing and allow to dry overnight.
Using the black, pipe out the detail of the Grinch's face. Using the golden yellow piping bag for the eye, and pipe the pupils of the eyes.