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Grinch Themed Christmas Crinkle Cookies Recipe

If you are a fan of everything Christmas and the Grinch, this Grinch Christmas Crinkle Cookies Recipe needs to be on your radar. No one can be cranky when these fun cookies are around!

Crinkle Christmas Cookies

Christmas Crinkle Cookies Recipe

We may not quite be in the Christmas holiday time just yet…but we’re close enough and in my mind, it’s time. I love being able to create festive cookies that showcase fun characters from various holidays. One of my favorite cranky creatures just happens to be the Grinch. These Grinch Crinkle Cookies are the perfect way to turn any frown upside down.

Once you say the name of these cookies, it brings a smile to everyone’s face. No one…and I mean no one, can deny how adorable the Grinch truly is. Steal Christmas? Please. If you’ve ever seen the movie or read the book you know that his bark is way worse than his bite! 

Start of the Christmas season right with this fun and festive Grinch cookies. The recipe is simple to make and the good news is that it makes more than enough to share with those friends and family members that you love. Doesn’t everyone want a piping hot Grinch Crinkle Cookie straight from the oven? I know I do! 

Crinkle Grinch Colored Christmas Cookies

Ingredients for Crinkle Christmas Cookies

1 box of White cake mix
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Green and red gel food coloring
1 container of white sanding sugar

Instructions to Make Crinkle Christmas Cookies

First, Preheat oven at 350º F.

Then start by using a stand mixer to combine the cake mix, 2 eggs, and vegetable oil until the ingredients are well combined.

Next, divide the batter in half and place it into two separate bowls. Mix red food coloring into one of the bowls of cookie dough and mix the green food coloring into the second bowl of cookie dough.

Christmas Cookie Dough

To create each cookie take about 2 tablespoons of the red-colored cookie dough and 1 tablespoon of the green cookie dough and form them together into small sized balls.

Christmas Cookie Dough Ball

Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl and roll the cookie dough balls in the sanding sugar to cover them.

Crinkle Christmas Cookie Dough for baking

Then, place the cookie balls on the baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, keeping them about 2 inches apart.

lastly, before baking, lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.

Bake the crinkle cookies for 7 to 8 minutes.  Then allow cookies to completely cool before Enjoying!

Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookie

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Crinkle Christmas Cookies

Grinch Themed Christmas Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Yield: 20 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

If you are a fan of everything Christmas and the Grinch, these Grinch Christmas Crinkle Cookies need to be on your radar. No one can be cranky when these cookies are around!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of White cake mix
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Red, and leaf green gel food coloring
  • 1 container of white sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350º F.
  2. Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs until combined.
  3. Divide the batter into two separate bowls.
  4. Mix red food coloring into one bowl
  5. Mix green food coloring into the second bowl
  6. Take about 2 tbsp of the red color of dough and 1 tbsp of the green dough and form into small sized balls.
  7. Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl
  8. Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar
  9. Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  10. Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.
  11. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.
  12. Allow cookies to completely cool before Enjoying!

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25 Comments

  1. Great concept for the grinch themed christmass cookies! Lovely colors too! Might try this for this holiday season. Yay!

  2. The Grinch cookies look so cute that I want to “steal” the recipe. It’s a little early Grinch-like but I would give you the hugest smile for sharing the recipe with one and all. 🙂

  3. These cookies are really fun and festive! If I had small kids I’d be using them as an excuse to make them for my own enjoyment I suspect 😉

  4. Using a cake mix to make cookies? Very clever idea! These would make a great little gift for the kids school friends this Christmas

  5. They look a bit like olives don’t they? lol. My girls are HUGE Grinch fans. I’ll have to make these with them.

  6. These cookies are so very cute. My kids absolutely love anything to do with The Grinch when it comes to watching Christmas movies – so these would be a huge hit!

  7. These are so cute! We just saw The Grinch for the second time in theaters yesterday. My daughters would love to make Grinch cookies!

  8. Just right before the busy days and Christmas preparation is up. Good thing I was able to learn about this recipe as early as now. Definitely considering this one!

  9. These are so adorable! I am hosting a cookie swap and might have to make these! I am def saving this recipe!

  10. Are they more cakey than cookie? I will need to try these out to see because I love cake based cookied!

  11. These are adorable! My son loves the Grinch, so I’ll be attempting these for him in the next week or so. Thanks for sharing!

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