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Grinch Cookies

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

Icing ingredients

  • 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.
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  •  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.
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