Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies

This Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies recipe features a creamy and delicious cream cheese base, combined with just the right amount of sugar and a hint of vanilla extract.

Melt In Your Mouth Grinch Cookies

If you’re looking to add a little mischief to your holiday baking, look no further than these Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies!

Let’s face it, the Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies are just too cute to resist.

These homemade treats are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, with a texture that will make them melt in your mouth.

Plus, they’re easy to make – even if your heart is two sizes too small!

Santa claus cookies on a cooling rack.

This Grinch cookie recipe features a creamy and delicious cream cheese base, combined with just the right amount of sugar and a hint of vanilla extract.

The result is a cookie that is both festive and flavorful, with a texture that is sure to please even the most finicky Grinch.

So, grab your apron and preheat your oven – it’s time to start baking!

Makes 36 Cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Grinch Decorated Cookies Ingredients

  • Butter, softened
  • Cream cheese softened
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, plus more for topping
  • Flour
  • Green food coloring
  • Red icing (I used red Pillsbury Funfetti icing)
  • Red heart sprinkles

For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.

Grinch cream cheese cookies.

How To Make Whoville Cookies

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and well combined.

Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine.

Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

Add the flour and beat until combined.

Place 1 teaspoon of gel food coloring in the batter and beat until well mixed. Add more food coloring, if needed, until the desired shade of green is reached.

Four pictures showing the process of making green icing.

Use a tablespoon to scoop out heaping scoops of dough. Roll the dough between your hands and place it on the lined baking sheet. Slightly press down each cookie.

Green cookies on a baking sheet with a red and white checkered cloth.

Bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, until the bottom is lightly browned.

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes or until firm, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

When the cookies are cool, lightly dust each cookie with powdered sugar.

Green powdered sugar cookies on a cooling rack.

Place a small drop of red icing on the bottom of each cookie, then press a heart sprinkle into the icing to hold it in place.

Santa claus cookies on a cooling rack.

The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, and what better way to do that than by baking together? 

Easy Grinch Cookie Decorating and Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas

Get ready to raise your holiday cookie game with these creative and easy Grinch cookie decorating ideas. Whether you’re making them for your annual cookie exchange or just for fun, these Christmas character cookies are perfect for spreading some holiday cheer.

A Grinchmas Cookie Recipe Like No Other

Start by whipping up a batch of our Grinchmas cookie dough, The perfect foundation for your holiday cookie creations. And why settle for plain round cookies when you can use our Grinch-inspired cookie cutter to make your treats even more festive?

“I don’t know, but whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos.”

As the cookies bake, brainstorm some ideas for decorating your Grinch cookies. Will you add his signature green fur and yellow eyes? What about giving him a mischievous grin, or adding little red hearts to represent his small but growing heart? The possibilities are endless!

Green cookies with sprinkles and hearts on a cutting board.

Let Your Creativity Shine with Easy Grinch Cookie Decorating

Once your cookies have cooled, it’s time to unleash your inner artist and start decorating. For a classic Grinch look, mix some green food coloring with white icing and use it to cover the entire cookie. Then use a small decorating tip to add yellow icing for his eyes and black icing for his pupils.

Want to try something a little more adventurous? Add some red icing or sprinkles to create a Santa hat for your Grinch cookie, or use different shades of green to give him some extra texture and dimension. You can even use edible markers to draw on some of his distinctive facial features.

Host a Grinch-themed Christmas Cookie Exchange

Looking for a fun and festive way to exchange cookies with your friends and family? Consider hosting a Grinch-themed cookie exchange! Encourage your guests to bring their own Grinch-inspired cookies, and have a variety of decorating supplies on hand so everyone can let their creativity shine.

Set the mood by playing some classic holiday tunes and serving up some Grinch-inspired snacks like green popcorn or Who-pudding. And don’t forget to award prizes for the most creative cookies – trust us, your guests will be vying for the title of “Grinch Cookie Decorating Champion.”

So what are you waiting for? Get in the holiday spirit with these easy Grinch cookie decorating and Christmas cookie exchange ideas. Your family, friends, and taste buds will thank you!

More Grinch Recipes For You

  • Grinch French Macarons
  • Grinch Linzer Cookies
  • Kids Grinch Ice Cream Float
  • Grinch Bark
  • Grinchmas Lofthouse Cookies

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

Yield: 36

Cream Cheese Grinch Cookies

Christmas cookies with powdered sugar on a cooling rack.

This Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies recipe features a creamy and delicious cream cheese base, combined with just the right amount of sugar and a hint of vanilla extract.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, plus more for topping
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • Green food coloring
  • Red icing (I used red Pillsbury Funfetti icing)
  • Red heart sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
  4. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  5. Add the flour and beat until combined.
  6. Place around 1 teaspoon of gel food coloring in the batter and beat until well mixed. Add more food coloring, if needed, until the desired shade of green is reached.
  7. Use a tablespoon to scoop out heaping scoops of dough. Roll the dough between your hands and place it on the lined baking sheet. Slightly press down each cookie.
  8. Bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, until the bottom is lightly browned.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes or until firm, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. When the cookies are cool, lightly dust each cookie with powdered sugar. Place a small drop of red icing on the bottom of each cookie, then press a heart sprinkle into the icing to hold it in place. Grinch cream cheese cookies.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 25mgSodium 65mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 2g

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What are Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies?

Grinch Cream Cheese Cookies are delicious melt-in-your-mouth treats inspired by the iconic Grinch character from Dr. Seuss. These cookies have a creamy texture and are flavored with a hint of cheese, making them a unique and festive addition to your holiday baking.

Conclusion

And that’s a wrap on our Grinch-inspired cookie adventure!

Not only are these cookies adorable, but they’re also perfect for family-friendly holiday baking.

Whether you’re a master baker or just starting out, the recipe and ideas we’ve shared make it easy to create your own melt-in-your-mouth Grinch cookies.

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Grinch cream cheese cookies.

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