Decorated Grinch Cookies

I am always on the look out for new, creative cookie designs and this one definitely fits the bill.  I can’t take credit for this idea, it was shared on my Facebook page by Jennifer, of Cups ‘n Cakes by Jennifer, who’s daughter actually pointed out the resemblance between the cutter and Mr. Grinch.  Gotta love creative kids!

Anywho,  this was too good not to share, so I threw together a quick little how-to.

Grinch Cookies SweetSugarBelleMy favorite part of this cookie is that it starts with Wilton’s widely available holiday cutters.  See what a perfect fit?  It’s like they were made for this!

Grinch Cookies 6To make these cookies you will need:

  • Grinch green piping and flood icing {I mixed leftover green, yellow, and brown}
  • Yellow 20-second icing
  • Black piping icing
  • A small amount of stiff green piping icing {thicken  leftover piping icing to cut down on waste}

Begin by outlining and flooding the cookie.  I skipped the tip of the ornament to allow for hair, but you can cover the entire cookie if you like.  Whatever works best for you.  Once the base is flooded, let dry.

Grinch Cookies 1To make things quick, I Googled, “Grinch face”, found an image I liked, re-sized, and printed it out for use in my Kopykake.  If you don’t have a Kopykake, you can accurately transfer a face using the pushpin trick.  It just takes a little longer.

Once I had an image, I popped it into the Kopykake and got to work.  I began by adding the eyes.

Grinch Cookies 3Once they were dry, I piped the rest of the facial details with black icing and a #1.5 tip.

Grinch Cookies 4To finish up, I used a #18 tip to add a little sprig of hair.

Grinch Cookies 5These Grinch cookies makes me happier than any Grinch should.  They have all the elements of the perfect cookie design.  No, handcutting, only a few colors, and easily transferred by Kopykake.  You can’t often say that about character cookies.

Decorated Grinch CookiesIf you have the time, or maybe even if you’re short on time, I highly recommend trying these!  Thanks again for sharing, Jennifer, I love this idea.  Oh yes, and if you haven’t purchased this cutter, GO NOW.  There’s so many cool cookies you can make with it.

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  1. 11
    Raquel says:

    I love these! I have looked everywhere for the cookie cutter and cant find it anywhere. Guess I will have to wait till after Christmas and see if I can find it then. Has anyone seen them online?

    • 11.1
      Marie says:

      We have a couple of Walmart locations in my city. One had them right as you walk in the door, another had them out in the garden center where the holiday stuff is, out in the covered area. Hth!

  2. 12
    Laura Beth says:

    I stumbled across your website on Friday and had never made sugar cookies from scratch, let alone decorated with royal icing. I am kind of ambitious, so I read as many of your posts as I could to make sure I understood exactly what I needed to do. I made the cookies Friday and decorated them yesterday, and they turned out perfectly!! This is the cutest idea. I was very pleased with my first attempt. My family loves the Grinch, so they were really excited to see a batch of these on a platter for them! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!! Merry Christmas! {maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more}

  3. 13

    Really so nice and real looking cookies. I just love these…

  4. 14
    Silvia says:

    Hi! I really like these cookies and want to try them! But I usually have trouble with dark colors “bleeding” into the lighter color… Do you have any tips on how to avoid this? How long did you let the green icing dry before decorating with the black? Thak you!

    • 14.1
      Sweet Sugar Belle says:

      I think climate has a lot to do with it. I can usually do the piping pretty quickly, but the humidity is low. For bleeding problems try drying with a fan OR in extreme cases a dehumidifier helps.


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