Easy Grinch Cookies
Easy Grinch Cookies
These Grinch Cookies are a delightful holiday treat with a wonderfully crispy bottom and cakey center. Inspired by the classic holiday movie, these green cookies are coated with powdered sugar and topped with a tiny red heart sprinkle. Both kids and adults will love these festive cookies.


  •  cups all-purpose flour (300g)
  •  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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 2 cups of powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut the butter into tablespoons and drop the pieces into the flour mixture. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add 2 drops of food coloring if desired, and beat until well incorporated, making sure there are no white streaks in the dough.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the remaining ½ cup of powdered sugar.
  5. Scoop the dough into 1½ tablespoon-sized balls. Roll each between the palms of your hands to form a ball, then roll in the cornstarch mixture until well coated. Place each ball about 3 inches apart, on prepared baking sheets and slightly press down on the tops.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies start to crinkle and are lightly browned on the bottoms. Remove from the oven and immediately press a heart-shaped sprinkle or candy on each cookie. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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