The Grinch Cookies Recipe Your Little Whos Are Craving

Your heart will grow two sizes for sure when you bite into these yummy Grinch cookies! Trust me, your own little Whos are going to love this fun Christmas dessert recipe!

Your heart will grow two sizes for sure when you bite into these yummy Grinch cookies! Trust me, your own little Whos are going to love this fun Christmas dessert recipe! 

The Grinch holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of the first Christmas movies that I remember watching as a kid, along with A Charlie Brown Christmas. Not to get all “in my day” on you, but back then we had to wait for the specials to come on television. My son will never know what it is like to wait all year to watch his favorite holiday specials, to know that if he misses them, he has to wait until next year. He thinks nothing of popping in a Christmas movie in the middle of March! I’m totally okay with that, though. Sometimes you just need a little Christmas in the middle of the year, right?

Anyway, I digress! Back to these crazy fun Grinch cookies! If you’re looking for a super simple Christmas dessert that the kids can help make, you can’t go wrong with these. Since they’re bar cookies, you really can’t get them wrong. While my mom makes like 18 different types of cookies in all sorts of magical shapes, I am really only accomplished at making bar and drop cookies. Let’s check out the recipe, shall we? Don’t forget to print out the recipe card for later!

Grinch Cookies Christmas Dessert Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Frosting ingredients



Base Cookie Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Tear off a sheet of parchment paper long enough to fit a 9×13 baking dish
  3. In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.
  5. Gradually add in the flour to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined
  6. Scoop dough into the baking dish and press down with your fingers
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Place onto a wire rack to cool completely

Frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients (except the food dye and heart transfers) and mix on medium speed until combined and stiff peaks.
  2. Add in the food dye and mix until color is combined
  3. Scoop the frosting onto the cooled cookie bars and frost
  4. Place the bars into the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour for the frosting to harden
  5. Use a sharp knife and cut into bars
  6. Place the hearts into the middle of the cookie bar

Your heart will grow two sizes for sure when you bite into these yummy Grinch cookies! Trust me, your own little Whos are going to love this fun Christmas dessert recipe! 

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Your heart will grow two sizes for sure when you bite into these yummy Grinch cookies! Trust me, your own little Whos are going to love this fun Christmas dessert recipe! 
The Grinch Cookies Recipe Your Little Whos Are Craving
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Frosting ingredients
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 3-5 drops of green food dye
  • edible red heart icing transfers
Instructions
  1. Base Cookie Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  3. Tear off a sheet of parchment paper long enough to fit a 9x13 baking dish
  4. In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.
  6. Gradually add in the flour to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined
  7. Scoop dough into the baking dish and press down with your fingers
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Place onto a wire rack to cool completely
  10. Frosting directions
  11. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients (except the food dye and heart transfers) and mix on medium speed until combined and stiff peaks.
  12. Add in the food dye and mix until color is combined
  13. Scoop the frosting onto the cooled cookie bars and frost
  14. Place the bars into the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour for the frosting to harden
  15. Use a sharp knife and cut into bars
  16. Place the hearts into the middle of the cookie bar

 

Cute and easy, right? While we used edible icing transfers for the hearts, if you’re handy with a frosting bag you can totally free-hand them if you want. Hmmm, I’m in the mood for more delicious Christmas desserts, how about you? Check out a few more of my current favorites (let’s be honest, they’re all my favorites at one point or another because they’re all just so yummy)!

Looking for a super simple Christmas dessert recipe that kids an help make? These reindeer brownies are easy to whip up yet oh-so-delightful for kids of all ages! Check them out!

  1. Peppermint Kisses Christmas Cookie Recipe for Kids
  2. Easy Reindeer Brownies Christmas Dessert Recipe
  3. Delicious Christmas Tree Shaped Brownie Recipe
  4. Triple Chocolate Holiday Bark Recipe
  5. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Holiday Dog Treats (because Fido deserves a little Christmas dessert, too!)

Can you tell that the desserts are one of my favorite things about Christmas? It’s funny, I can make cookies and brownies any time of the year, but they just have a little extra magic in them when they’re made for the holidays, don’t you think?

What are some of your favorite Christmas dessert recipes? Will you give our Grinch cookies a try? Share your thoughts below!

 

19 thoughts on “The Grinch Cookies Recipe Your Little Whos Are Craving”

  1. Those are adorable cookies. This is one of our favorite movies so we’ll have to make these when we watch it!

  2. These cookies are sure to be a hit with my cookie exchange this year. I have been looking for some fun recipes to add to the list.

  3. The Grinch is my favorite, I will have to make these up! I am all about getting into the holiday spirit. Sounds like a great way to bring some cheer into the house, by making these up!

  4. The Grinch is a holiday classic around here and a must watch for our family every year. These fun cookies would make the perfect movie time snack, along with hot cocoa, of course.

  5. These would be so fun for the holidays! The Grinch is our favorite movie, so we’ll have to whip these up to snack on while we view it again this year. The family will love it!

  6. With Christmas fast approaching, these cookies would be great to make with young kids in your family. Time well spent!

  7. These are TOO cute!! I was actually considering getting a Grinch onsie today at the store cause it was so soft and furry! I might just have to go back and get it – I could care less how silly I looked, it was WARM!

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