Grinch Cookies

The Grinch has always been one of my all time favorite Christmas classic movies. We would watch it every year as a family as one of our many traditions, and now as an adult I still do! When I came across these adorable bright green cookies, I just had to try them! They are super simple to make and kids will love them.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-5 drops bright green food coloring
  • 3⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cup red and green M&Ms (pus additional ½ cup for topping cookies, if desired)


    1. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until well-combined and light and fluffy (about 1 minute).
    2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    3. Stir in vanilla extract and food coloring, until well-combined.
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    5. Set mixer to low speed and gradually stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. Add ingredients and stir until well-incorporated.
    6. Fold in M&M candies and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
    7. Once dough has finished chilling, preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
    8. Drop cookie dough by heaping 1½ Tbsp-sized scoops onto prepared cookie sheets, for perfectly round cookies roll dough in your hands into a smooth ball.
    9. Bake on 350F for 11-13 minutes. If desired, gently press additional M&Ms into the tops of each cookie for decoration while they are still warm
    10. Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before removing.
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