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Easy Grinch Heart Cookies Recipe

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I pulled together these Grinch Heart Cookies for a fun Grinch movie night–and wow were they a hit! The kids loved these easy cookies–and they loved helping make them. We’re keeping these on our yummy cookie recipes list for sure! These are my favorite cookies on our list of Grinchmas Ideas.

If you’re all in for making a fun Grinch movie night, check out these 20+ Adorably Green Grinch Recipes. You’ll definitely find enough green to make your heart grow two sizes.

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But back to these amazingly simple Grinch slice and bake cookies. You won’t get an easier cookie than this.

It might seem crazy, but this is just a basic sugar cookie dough that you make into the little hearts and wrap with green dough. SUPER easy.

Seriously.

Just check it out.

How to Make Grinch Slice Cookies

Start making your slice and bake Grinch cookies by creaming sugar and oil, then add aquafaba (or eggs, I was just out of them) and your vanilla extract.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder in a second bowl.

Combine dry ingredients into the wet mixture in 1/3 increments.

Separate about 1 ½ cup of cookie dough into a second bowl.

Mix about 10-20 drops of red gel food coloring into this cookie dough, until it reaches the desired color.

The cookie dough will be kind of crumbly, but turn it out onto parchment paper (parchment paper is important, so don’t skip this) and work with it as-is.

You don’t need to dust the parchment paper with flour, the dough won’t stick to it.

Roll the dough to about 1/4-inch thick and cut out as many small hearts as you can manage.

Stack the little red hearts on top of each other, making a heart shaped stack. To “glue” them together paint each of them on each side with the aquafaba or egg white.

Place the heart stack in the fridge while you work with the next steps.

Mix about 5-10 drops of green food coloring into the remaining un-colored cookie dough, until the color is consistent.

The cookie dough will be kind of crumbly, but turn it out onto parchment paper (parchment paper is important, so don’t skip this) and work with it as-is.

You don’t need to dust the parchment paper with flour, the dough won’t stick to it.

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Roll the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.

Place the red heart stack into the center of the rolled-out green cookie dough. Using the parchment paper to lift, cover the red heart stack with the green cookie dough.

If you have extra cookie dough, wrap this around the cookie roll, too.

Pour your red sprinkles across the parchment paper and roll your cookie dough in the red sprinkles, attempting to cover the whole roll.

Place this in the refrigerator, wrapped in the parchment paper (do not use plastic wrap–the cookie dough will stick to it) for 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Remove the cookie dough roll from the fridge and slice it into ¼-inch thick slices.

If you need to, you can “touch-up” the hearts a little with a damp finger.

Place cookies on the baking sheet 2 inches apart (although they will not rise or expand).

Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.

Remove and allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired–I did not, but you know…it would be cool.

Enjoy!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Grinch Heart Cookies Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

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Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Hawaiian Pulled Pork and Rice

Vegetable Side: Orange Coconut Salad

Starch Side: Sweet Potato Oven Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Green Appletini

More Cookie Recipes:

Once you make this Grinch Christmas Cookies Recipe, you’re going to need a few more cookie recipes, for sure. There’s a lot of love in me for cookies, too. So, I’ve pulled together some of the best cookie recipes around just for you!

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Best Grinch Recipes and Ideas:

If you’re about to embark on a Grinch movie night, you’re going to need some grinch-worthy ideas to keep your kiddo happy. You’ll need a ton of fun to keep that grinch occupied. Good news for you, I have a ton of Grinch recipes and ideas right here for you.

easy Grinch heart slice and bake cookies recipe

Easy Grinch Heart Cookies Recipe

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

I love how easy these Grinch heart cookies are. They're a no-brainer for making Christmas cookies with the kids!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1 cup aquafaba, about 1/2 cup or 2 eggs (I ran out of eggs so I used bean juice)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tspn vanilla extract, clear
  • 2 tspn baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • Red Gel Food Coloring
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Red Sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba or 1 egg white to “glue” the hearts together

Instructions

  1. Cream sugar and oil with your mixer, then add aquafaba (or eggs) and your vanilla extract, mixing thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a second bowl. Combine with the sugar/butter mixture in 1/3 increments.
  3. Separate about 1/4 of the cookie dough into a second bowl. Mix about 10-20 drops of red gel food coloring into this cookie dough, until the color is consistent. Place the remaining un-colored cookie dough in the fridge until you're ready for it.
  4. Roll the red dough to about 1/4-inch thick.
  5. Cut out as many little red hearts with the mini heart cookie cutter as you can.
  6. Stack each of the red heart cookie cutouts on top of each other, lining them up and painting them on each side with the aquafaba or egg white to “glue” them together.
  7. Place the heart dough in the fridge while you work with the next steps.
  8. Mix about 5-10 drops of green gel food coloring into the remaining un-colored cookie dough, until the color is consistent.
  9. Roll the green dough to about 1/4-inch thick.
  10. Place the red heart stack into the center of the rolled-out green cookie dough. 
  11. Roll the red heart stack into the green cookie dough by kind of wrapping it over the hearts, using up all of the green dough, forming a circle of green dough around the heart stack.
  12. Pour the red sprinkles on the parchment paper and roll your cookie dough in the red sprinkles, covering the whole roll of dough.
  13. Place the roll of dough in the refrigerator, wrapped in the parchment paper for 2 hours.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  15. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and slice into ¼-inch thick slices. If you need to, you can “touch-up” the hearts a little with a damp finger.
  16. Place cookies on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  17. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  18. Remove and allow cookies to cool completely.
  19. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

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