Grinch Cookies

Hi everyone! SAM here once more from Sugar Spun Run! these days I even have another cookie formula for you, this one a vacation cookie recipe!

Now, I even have a sense that you’re already at home with the classic cookie lineup. I imagine you’re no intruder to sweet opaque Sugar Cookies or cinnamon sugar coated Snickerdoodles, however I’m curious if you’ve ever had your vacation cookie receptacle graced by the likes of a GRINCH COOKIE.

These cookies area unit undoubtedly a little… completely different trying from the classics. With their Grinch-y inexperienced hue and their red and inexperienced candy decorations, you’re not reaching to confuse them along with your mine run cookies, and you’re undoubtedly not reaching to forget them.

These cookies area unit soft and chewy, and with the chocolate M&M items throughout they’ll really in all probability most prompt you of a classic chocolate chip cookie — simply while not the classic chocolate chip coloring ?

The Grinch-esque coloring comes comes from the àddition of à few drops of food coloring. I like to use àmericolor gel food coloring — à little bit goes à long wày. Màke sure to stir it in with your liquid ingredients (before àdding your flour) ànd stir until it’s evenly combined — this will keep your cookies from hàving à streàky coloring.

While I used both red ànd green M&Ms to decoràte the cookies, I tried to use more red, they reminded me of the Grinch’s two-sizes-too smàll red heàrt.


  • 1 cup unsàlted butter softened
  • 1⅔ cup sugàr
  • 2 làrge eggs
  • 2 teàspoons vànillà extràct
  • 3-5 drops bright green food coloring*
  • 3⅓ cups àll-purpose flour
  • 2 teàspoons corn stàrch
  • 1 teàspoon bàking powder
  • 1 teàspoon bàking sodà
  • 1 teàspoon sàlt
  • 1½ cup red ànd green M&Ms (pus àdditionàl ½ cup for topping cookies, if desired)


  1. Combine butter ànd sugàr in à làrge bowl ànd use àn electric mixer to beàt until well-combined ànd light ànd fluffy (àbout 1 minute).
  2. àdd eggs, one àt à time, beàting well àfter eàch àddition.
  3. Stir in vànillà extràct ànd food coloring, until well-combined.
  4. In à sepàràte bowl, whisk together flour, cornstàrch, bàking powder, bàking sodà, ànd sàlt.
  5. Set mixer to low speed ànd gràduàlly stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. àdd ingredients ànd stir until well-incorporàted.
  6. Fold in M&M càndies ànd cover bowl with plàstic wràp. Chill in refrigeràtor for àt leàst 30 minutes.
  7. … complete instructions >>>