Grinch Cookie Dough Recipe From Scratch!

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If you love “The Grinch,” then you’ll ADORE this Grinch cookie dough. Of course, the Grinch is a fictional character most think about during the holidays, but trust me, this delicious Grinch cookie dough recipe is one you’ll want to make all year round. Ready to learn how to do it? If so, then stick around. I’ve got the Grinchy details coming up!

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Grinch Cookie Dough Recipe From Scratch!

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Grinch Cookie Dough Recipe From Scratch!

 This recipe is quick and easy to pull together on nights when you want something sweet but don’t want to heat up your oven. All you basically need to do is grab a large mixing bowl and combine all of the ingredients together. Then, you’ll chill the dough and dig in. 

  • Author: Anna
  • Category: dessert

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoon milk
  • 23 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • Heart sprinkles

Instructions

For heat treating flour

  1. To do this, evenly sprinkle your flour across a prepared baking sheet.
  2. Heat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before continuing on with the recipe as follows.
  1. Grab a large mixing bowl. Beat your butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in your salt, flour, and a few drops of green food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green.
  4. Use 1-2 tablespoons of milk to loosen up the dough. Try not to add more milk than this, as it can make your cookie dough sticky or runny.
  5. Gently fold in the white chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to portion your dough into small balls and arrange on a lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can place your cookie dough in the refrigerator to be chilled without portioning it. 
  7. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  8.  If you choose not to pre-portion your dough, use an ice cream scoop or large cookie dough scoop to dish the cookie dough into bowls.
  9. When ready to serve, gently press in your heart sprinkles on the areas desired for added effect.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Remember to heat treat your flour

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There are two ways to enjoy Grinch cookie dough. You can either make it an edible creation or enjoy it baked. Just be sure not to eat the bakeable cookie dough or try to bake the edible cookie dough. By eating the bakeable cookie dough, you’ll end up consuming raw flour along with raw egg. These two ingredients can cause you to become sick when uncooked. On the flip side, if you attempt to bake edible cookie dough, you may end up with dry and flat results. 

Therefore, it is recommended that you simply stick with the script when it comes to either cookie dough recipe. Only bake or eat the cookie dough if directed to do so.

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Ingredients in Grinch Sugar Cookies

When whipping up these Grinch cookie recipes, you’ll notice that many of the ingredients overlap. For example, you’ll need green food coloring for both edible dough and bakeable dough cookies, and you’ll also need heart sprinkles.

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In addition, you’ll need vanilla extract, butter, sugar, and salt to pull the recipes together. Take special note of other ingredients, such as cream of tartar or eggs for the bakeable recipe and a splash of milk for the edible type. Remember that some ingredients can also be substituted with other ingredients (such as butter with vegan butter) to make it slightly healthier.

Alright, enough of the small talk. Let’s dive into how to make these naughty Christmas treats.

I’ll start by introducing you to the edible Grinch cookie recipe. This recipe is quick and easy to pull together on nights when you want something sweet but don’t want to heat up your oven. All you basically need to do is grab a large mixing bowl and combine all of the ingredients together. Then, you’ll chill the dough and dig in. 

That’s it!

Just remember to heat-treat your flour before using it … but more on that below!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • Heart sprinkles

Directions for heat treating flour

Begin by heat treating your flour.

  1. To do this, evenly sprinkle your flour across a prepared baking sheet.
  2. Heat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before continuing on with the recipe as follows.
  1. Grab a large mixing bowl. Beat your butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add your vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in your salt, flour, and a few drops of green food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green.
  4. Use 1-2 tablespoons of milk to loosen up the dough. Try not to add more milk than this, as it can make your cookie dough sticky or runny.
  5. Gently fold in the white chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to portion your dough into small balls and arrange on a lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can place your cookie dough in the refrigerator to be chilled without portioning it. 
  7. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  8.  If you choose not to pre-portion your dough, use an ice cream scoop or large cookie dough scoop to dish the cookie dough into bowls.
  9. When ready to serve, gently press in your heart sprinkles on the areas desired for added effect.
  10. Enjoy!
Grinch Cookie Dough Recipe From Scratch!

How to Make Grinch Cookies

Edible cookie dough may sound good but what if you want a real cookie for Christmas instead? No worries. Try this bakeable version, and they’ll likely become your favorite cookies!

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips
  • Green food coloring
  • Heart sprinkles

Directions

  1. Combine your granulated sugar and brown sugar with butter using a hand mixer. Blend until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. To this, add your egg and vanilla extract. Stir.
  3. Carefully sift in your cream of tartar, salt, flour, and baking soda. Stir until well combined.
  4. Fold in your white chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, portion your cookie dough into bite-sized balls. Each ball should be the equivalent of about two tablespoons. Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Carefully press a single heart (or more) into your cookie dough while it is still hot.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy!

How to Decorate Grinch Cookies

You can decorate Grinch cookies in a variety of ways. In the previous two recipes, I just added heart sprinkles and white chocolate, but you could add whatever you desire.

To make these more fancy, you may consider adding some green sanding sugar, powdered sugar, or a mixture of white chocolate with dark chocolate. You can even lean into even more of the holiday spirit by serving these with Christmas strawberries!

The sky’s the limit… get creative!

His heart might’ve been two times too small, but these Grinch-inspired cookies and cookie dough can make us forget all that in a hurry. Enjoy these festive treats at Christmas or store already baked in your freezer to munch on them virtually any time of the year.

I hope this has been helpful. Enjoy!

FAQs

Where to buy Nestle Grinch Cookies?

Nestle Grinch sugar cookies(sometimes referred to as “Pinch of Grinch cookie dough”) appear to be available only seasonably, and even then, only in select locations. Keep your eyes peeled for these Grinch cookies during the holidays or return to this post to make a version just as good (if not better) on your own!

Do I need to use a Grinch cookie cutter?

The above recipes don’t require a Grinch cookie cutter, but if you need one, you may consider using one found online.

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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