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Everyone will love these adorable Grinch Cookies to celebrate the beloved Dr. Seuss character during the holiday season! This sugar cookie features green frosting to look like fur and three sizes of fondant hearts to represent his heart growing three sizes that one fateful day. These Grinch-inspired treats are super easy and fun for all ages to make and enjoy!

Grinch Cookies

Everyone will love these adorable Grinch Cookies to celebrate the beloved Dr. Seuss character during the holiday season! This sugar cookie features green frosting to look like fur and three sizes of fondant hearts to represent his heart growing three sizes that one fateful day. These Grinch-inspired treats are super easy and fun for all ages to make and enjoy!
Servings 12
Author FindingZest.com

Ingredients

  • 12 sugar cookies about 2 inches in diameter
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ¼ - ½ tsp green gel food coloring
  • 4-5 oz. white fondant homemade or purchased
  • ¼ tsp red gel food coloring
  • Cornstarch for rolling

Instructions

  1. Once you’ve baked your cookies, allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Place butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk in a medium-sized bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat ingredients on medium and gradually increase to high.
  3. As the ingredients start to combine and mix with one another, add green gel food coloring. Mix until buttercream is completely tinted and scoop into a piping bag with Wilton frosting tip #233.
  4. Pipe lots of frosting on each cookie to give it the “fur look.” Squeeze to create long lines and then pull up and away in different directions. This will give your cookie’s “fur” a disheveled look.
  5. Tint your fondant with red gel food coloring (alternatively, you can use red fondant). You may want to put a bit of cornstarch on your fingers to avoid any stickiness.
  6. Once your fondant is tinted, roll them into 12 balls. Roll 4 of the balls to be about ½ an inch in size, the next 4 slightly smaller, and then the last 4 about ¼ of an inch in size.
  7. Shape each ball into hearts. To do so, flatten each sphere slightly and then give it a point on one end. On the opposite end, use a spoon to indent the center portion. Use your fingers to round it out and give it its final heart shape.
  8. Place one heart on each cookie and serve.