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. 1

    Haha, who knew The Grinch could be so cute!

  2. 2
    Joni from SpringFling says:

    GENIUS! (I’m being redundant.) And I LOVE the green grinch-y color. Perfect! Makes my heart want to grow three sizes this day.

  3. 3
    Kathy says:

    I love this Grinch cookie. He is too cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. 4

    LOVE these cookies! They are so simple, how could anyone not make them!! Great tutorial, Callye, and awesome idea, Jennifer!

  5. 5
    Kasey says:

    Where do you find that cookie cutter?? I’ve searched wilton ornament violin cutter but it’s not the same shape!

  6. 6
    samantha says:

    Too darn cute for words! I have been avoiding the new cutters at walmart, but looks like I’ll have to head over and snag them after all!

    Cute idea and perfectly executed!

  7. 7

    I love this cutter! I’ve been using it for everything but would never have thought of the Grinch. Very Cool!

  8. 8

    Callye, so darn cute!! Makes my heart feel three sizes bigger. ;)

  9. 9
    Michelle says:

    Tooooo fun

  10. 10

    love these cookies! really, so darn cute for green Christmas hating grinch cookies! Merry Christmas Callye!


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