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Grinch Cookies

close up overhead shot of Grinch Stuffed Cookies topped with a heart candy sprinkle
These Grinch cookies are yummy green sugar cookies stuffed with rich milk chocolate and candy hearts on top.
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  1. GRINCH COOKIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS GRINCH COOKIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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All the little Whos down in Whoville are going to love these Grinch cookies. Soft, chewy sugar cookies stuffed with a surprise Hershey’s kiss on the inside and a delightful little heart on top will be sure to bring some Christmas time cheer your way.

We have plenty of favorite recipes for the holidays. Check out our strawberry Christmas trees and reindeer pretzels for two more magical treats.

GRINCH COOKIES INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon green gel food coloring
  • 1 (17.5-ounce bag) Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 18 Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped
  • 18 large heart candy sprinkles

PRO TIP:

When choosing your green food coloring, make sure that it is a gel one. The liquid food coloring will alter the texture and consistency of your dough too much. I used the Betty Crocker brand that comes as a 4 pack of primary colors and can be found in most baking aisles at the grocery store. You can also use the Wilton brand or Americolor. These can be found at local big box crafters stores or online as well. They will also offer more options of green color for you to choose from for your cookies. Just remember to add more than you may think because the gel color will lighten up quite a bit once it is mixed into the dough.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

HEART SPRINKLES: If you can not find the heart-shaped sprinkles for these delicious cookies, the Betty Crocker cinnamon imperials sprinkles are a great alternative. These can also be found in the baking aisle of most major grocery stores. If you are really stuck, you could also use a red M&M on top.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS GRINCH COOKIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with baker’s spray, or line with paper cups, and set aside.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, whisk together with a fork the egg and green gel food coloring until the food coloring is thoroughly combined with the beaten egg.

PRO TIP:

Mixing the food coloring with the egg helps distribute the green gel food coloring much easier and more evenly into the dough.

STEP THREE: In a large bowl, with a hand mixer on low speed, combine the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, all-purpose flour, unsalted butter and egg mixture for 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly combined. Your dough will be very thick.

STEP FOUR: Using a 1½ tablespoon (1½-inch) cookie scoop, scoop out a ball of dough and flatten it into a 3-inch disc in your hand. Place a Hershey’s Kiss into the center and carefully pull the sides up to cover the candy and shape it into a ball.

PRO TIP:

Make sure to keep your Hershey’s kiss candy upright when placed into the mini muffin tin to be baked.

STEP FIVE: Place the cookie dough balls into the muffin tin, making sure that the Hershey’s kiss is still in the upright position and bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not let your dough start to get brown. You just want to make sure the center is not raw.

STEP SIX: When your Grinch heart cookies come out of the oven, place 1 red heart sprinkle, offset to the right from the center, onto your cookie cup and let them cool in the mini muffin tin for at least 10 minutes before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.

HOW TO SERVE

This holiday cookie recipe would be a great treat to include in a cookie exchange and would make a fun yearly tradition to include as part of your Christmas baking. You could also plan a Grinch movie night and serve these green cookies along with our easy Grinch Punch. The whole family will love the festive theme!

STORAGE

ON THE COUNTER: These Grinch stuffed cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can prepare these adorable Grinch cookies ahead of time and freeze them unbaked. You will want to wait to put the small red heart on them until after baking them. They should be stored in a zip-top, freezer-safe bag in the freezer for up to 2 months. You will need to let them thaw before baking them.

If How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of your favorite Christmas movies, now you have a delicious grinchy treat to enjoy at home. These Grinch Christmas cookies are so festive and cheerful and even have the Grinch’s small heart on top. Merry Christmas baking!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I store these Grinch Christmas cookies?

This great recipe can be stored on the counter in an airtight container for up to four days.

Can I use different flavors of Hershey’s kisses inside these Grinch sugar cookies?

This easy cookie recipe would be delicious with any flavor of Hershey kiss hidden on the inside.

What can I use if I can’t find heart sprinkles?

Betty Crocker cinnamon imperials, cinnamon hearts, or even red M&M candies would work if you can’t get your hands on heart sprinkles.

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Grinch Cookies

4.67 from 3 votes
These Grinch cookies are yummy green sugar cookies stuffed with rich milk chocolate and candy hearts on top.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 18 Hershey’s kisses unwrapped
  • 17.5 ounces Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ teaspoon green gel food coloring I used Betty Crocker brand
  • 18 large heart candy sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with baker’s spray, or line with paper cups, and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together, with a fork, the egg and green gel food coloring until the food coloring is thoroughly combined with the beaten egg.
  • In a large mixing bowl, with a handheld mixer on low speed, combine the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, all-purpose flour, unsalted butter and egg mixture for 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly combined. Your dough will be very thick.
  • Using a 1 ½ tablespoon (1½-inch ) cookie scoop, scoop out a ball of dough and flatten it into a 3-inch disc in your hand. Place a Hershey’s Kiss into the center and carefully pull the sides up to cover the candy and shape it into a ball. Make sure to keep your Hershey’s kiss candy upright when placed into the mini muffin tin to be baked.
  • Place the dough balls into the muffin tin making sure that the Hershey’s kiss is still in the upright position and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not let your dough start to get brown. You just want to make sure the center is not raw.
  • When your Grinch stuffed cookie cups come out of the oven, place 1 heart sprinkle, offset to the right from the center, onto your cookie cup and let them cool in the mini muffin tin for at least 10 minutes before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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