These Grinch Cookies are a wonderful treat for the holiday season because they have a bottom that is delightfully crunchy and a centre that is cakey. In homage to the classic holiday movie, these pastries are coloured green and decorated with a powdered sugar covering and a single red heart sprinkle. These cookies are a favourite during the festive season with both children and adults of all ages.

You won’t believe how simple it is to whip up a batch of these homemade Grinch treats from scratch! It is not necessary to go out and purchase cake mix in order to make these biscuits because it is likely that you already have the majority of the ingredients needed for them on hand. I have a tremendous amount of respect for sweets that have a crust that is crisp and a top layer that is chewy and reminiscent of cake. It is impossible to consume just one of them due to the fact that they are so tasty.

These cookies, which are a vibrant green color, are perfect for a cookie swap or a marathon viewing of The Grinch movies. The white powdered sugar is meant to represent the snow, a sprinkling of it is meant to represent the Grinch’s teeny-tiny heart, and the green sugar is meant to represent his hair. They are a delectable holiday treat that stand out due to their striking appearance.


  • To make these chewy and delicious homemade cookies, you will only need one ingredient, and that is all-purpose flour.
  • To be able to make the dough and roll it in the powdered sugar, you are going to require a significant quantity of the sugar. The cookie that results from incorporating powdered sugar into the dough has a texture that is somewhere between chewy and tender.
  • If you decide to use baking powder, make sure to check the expiration date and use it before it goes bad; otherwise, your cookies won’t rise the way they should have.
  • When making cookies, you should always make sure to use unsalted butter so that the finished product does not have an overly salty flavour. It is necessary for you to add your own salt because different brands of salted butter contain different amounts of salt, and this makes it necessary for you to add your own salt. It is possible to make the process of incorporating the butter into the batter much simpler by first chopping it into small pieces and then doing so.
  • Because liquid food colouring contains more liquid than gel food colouring does, the cookie dough’s texture and consistency can be altered when using liquid food colouring. For this reason, gel food colouring is my personal preference over liquid food colouring. The majority of supermarkets stock gel food colouring in their aisles.
  • If, instead of using all powdered sugar, you use powdered sugar mixed with cornflour, the sugar coating you put on the cookies will not melt into the dough and will instead remain on top of the cookies. This may not make sense, but it does the trick.


  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour (300g)
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar (300g)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cubed and softened (113g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • green gel food coloring
  • ½ cup cornstarch (56g)
  • red heart-shaped sprinkles or cinnamon candies


  • Calories: 150kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg
  • Sodium: 109mg
  • Potassium: 22mg
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Vitamin A: 141IU
  • Calcium: 35mg
  • Iron: 1mg


Prep Time 15 minutes

 Cook Time 12 minutes

 Total Time 27 minutes

 Servings 24 cookies

 Calories 150kcal


  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Wire cooling rack


  1. In a large bowl, using a whisk, combine the dry ingredients consisting of flour, 2 cups of powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add some eggs, a little vanilla extract, and some butter to the mixture.

2. Combine everything by stirring it with a mixer set to medium speed.

3. If you are going to use food coloring, add two drops of it and mix the dough very well until there are no white streaks left.

4. In the fourth step, use a whisk to combine the remaining half cup of powdered sugar with the cornflour in a small bowl. Continue whisking until the mixture is smooth. Create balls out of the dough that are roughly the size of a table spoon. Make a ball with each one using your palms, and then roll it around in the cornflour mixture to completely cover it.

5. Arrange the balls in a single layer on baking sheets covered in parchment paper, leaving about a centimetre of space between each one. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, or until the bottoms are just beginning to brown and crinkle slightly.

6. As soon as the baking sheets containing the cookies are removed from the oven, sprinkle or candy hearts onto each cookie. Place on a cooling rack to halt the cooking process and allow for complete cooling after removing from the oven.


  • During the baking process, the colour of the Grinch biscuits will become lighter. You are free to experiment with the quantity of food colouring used to achieve the desired level of lightness or darkness in the shade of green that your cookies will have.
  • Make use of cinnamon candies or red sprinkles fashioned like hearts. If you are unable to locate any red M&Ms, you may use the regular variety instead.
  • If you overmix the batter, the biscuits will have a dense texture when they are baked.
  • When adding the eggs to the batter, it is best to do so when the yolks have been allowed to come to room temperature first. This will help prevent the batter from being overmixed. If you neglected to bring the eggs out, you can rewarm them by placing them in a bowl filled with hot water from the sink.
  • Although the cookie batter may be sticky when you first begin rolling it into balls, it will become less sticky as you continue.
  • It is important to weigh the flour if you want accurate outcomes. If you do not have a scale, fluff your flour using a spoon, distribute it into your measuring cups, and then use a knife to level it off once it is in the cup. If you use this method, there is no way for you to put too much flour into a measuring cup.
  • It’s always helpful to have a cookie scoop on available when baking cookies. Utilizing a cookie scoop allows for the production of biscuits of consistent sizes. If you prepare quite frequently, you really ought to get this item.
  • If you want the best flavor, use genuine vanilla extract rather than an imitation. Despite its subtlety, its importance cannot be overstated!
  • You are free to alter the diameter of the cookie to produce larger or smaller cookies; however, the total number of cookies will shift appropriately. Alterations will also need to be made to the amount of time spent preparing.
  • As soon as you pull the cookies out of the oven, you should immediately place the hearts on top of each one. After they have cooled, they will not be absorbed by the biscuits in any way.


Where should I store the cookies, if you please?

If you put them in a container that won’t let air in, these Grinch cookies can be kept at room temperature for a week.

Are these cookies suitable for storage in the freezer?

These biscuits are safe to freeze for an extended period of time. They won’t go bad even after being kept in the refrigerator for up to three months at a time. After they have reached room temperature, you have two options for freezing them: you can either flash-freeze them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and then transfer them to a bag that is safe for the freezer, or you can add them directly to the bag. After being thawed, they must be served at the same temperature as the surrounding air.

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