Crinkle Christmas Cookies

Grinch Themed Christmas Cookies Recipe

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

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 the 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 C vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Red, and leaf green gel food coloring
1 container of white sanding sugar

Instructions to Make Crinkle Christmas Cookies

Preheat oven at 350º F.

Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs until combined.

Divide the batter into two separate bowls.

Mix red food coloring into one bowl

Mix green food coloring into the second bowl

Christmas Cookie Dough

Take about 2 tbsp of the red color of dough and 1 tbsp of the green dough and form into small sized balls.

Christmas Cookie Dough Ball

Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl

Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar

Crinkle Christmas Cookie Dough for baking

Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.

Allow cookies to completely cool before Enjoying!

Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookie

23 Comments on Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookies Recipe

  1. Patricia-Ann Que
    November 21, 2018 at 2:01 am (2 weeks ago)

    how fun is this! i can easily see this as a sure hit with the young ones! thanks!

  2. Tara Pittman
    November 21, 2018 at 3:30 am (2 weeks ago)

    This are awesome cookies for the holidays. My boys woiuld love these

  3. Sandra
    November 21, 2018 at 5:44 am (2 weeks ago)

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

  4. Thatiana
    November 21, 2018 at 6:08 am (2 weeks ago)

    These are a great idea to do with the kiddos! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Kiwi
    November 21, 2018 at 9:16 am (2 weeks ago)

    These are so cute. Definitely would go great with the Grinch movie.

  6. kumamonjeng
    November 21, 2018 at 9:45 am (2 weeks ago)

    It didn’t look too hard to make these Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookies. Hope to get the kids around to do the DIY together.

  7. Laurie Gannon
    November 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm (2 weeks ago)

    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. 🙂

  8. Dani
    November 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm (2 weeks ago)

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

  9. Sophie
    November 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm (2 weeks ago)

    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 😉

  10. Heather
    November 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm (2 weeks ago)

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

  11. Brittany
    November 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm (2 weeks ago)

    OMG these are so cute! I bet they are delicious toO! So fun to make! I love the Grinch!!

  12. Dwight Alleyne
    November 22, 2018 at 1:58 am (2 weeks ago)

    Those cookies look great and fit well into the holiday spirit. It looks like a great cooking project to share with my daughter

  13. Silvia
    November 22, 2018 at 4:38 am (2 weeks ago)

    They look so easy to make and they are so fun to look at! My kids would love them.

  14. Becca Wilson
    November 22, 2018 at 5:32 am (2 weeks ago)

    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!

  15. Heather
    November 22, 2018 at 8:24 am (2 weeks ago)

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

  16. Alvern at Success Unscrambled
    November 22, 2018 at 9:20 am (2 weeks ago)

    These cookies look so cute and very simple to make. Christmas is a time to do some home baking for the family but there is so many on the list to choose.

  17. Rosey
    November 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Yum, those do look so good to make. The kids love anything Grinch related!

  18. Anosa Malanga
    November 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm (2 weeks ago)

    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!

  19. Terri
    November 23, 2018 at 6:45 pm (2 weeks ago)

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

  20. Alison
    November 24, 2018 at 5:01 pm (2 weeks ago)

    THTose should put a smile on anyone’s face. What a fun festive cookie

  21. Jessica
    November 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm (2 weeks ago)

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

  22. Tara
    November 25, 2018 at 2:21 am (2 weeks ago)

    Wow these look so delicious and fun! A great activity to do with my daughter!

  23. Nicole
    November 26, 2018 at 1:33 am (1 week ago)

    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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