Homemade Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies are perfect for Christmas and might even make a sweet surprise for Santa!
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Have you ever baked Slice ‘N’ Bake Cookies? I think they’re so fun and most of the time they’re just adorable. This year I decided to try my hand at making my own Slice ‘N’ Bake Cookies with these Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies!
They’re green sugar cookies with red hearts in the middle and covered in Grinch themed sprinkles.
I tired these Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies two different ways for y’all and I liked how both versions came out. Not only did I make my favorite homemade sugar cookies but I also made Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies with storebought sugar cookie dough. I loved both versions.
I also experimented with different types of food colorings and different ways to dye the dough.
Gel food colorings worked out better for me when I was making these Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies. I tried liquid food coloring and it just made the dough way too sticky.
I also worked on a few ways to dye the dough because I was trying to avoid food coloring all over my hands but in the end, it turned out that mixing the coloring into the dough by hand was my preferred way to color the dough. You can also wear food-safe gloves when you color the dough if you want to!
So here is how I made these Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies:
First I made my cookie dough, then it was time to make the hearts for the inside of the cookies.
Cut the dough into 3 sections.
Dye 1 section red and 2 sections green.
Ps. I made one batch with the LorAnn Oils Cookie Butter Extract and they were amazing!
If you need to add a little flour to the red dough to roll it out, add a few tablespoons and work it into the dough. Then roll the dough out to about a little thinner than 1/2 an inch thick.
Using a mini heart cookie cutter, cut out as many hearts as you can, re-rolling the dough when needed. I got about 18 hearts out the red dough.
Stack the hearts up in columns of 6 or so. Make sure that they’re perfectly aligned with each other. Place in the freezer for 45 minutes.
Dye the rest of the dough green. Cut green dough into 4-5 sections and roll them into snakes.
Once hearts are ready, remove and if any of them aren’t sticking together, add a bit of water and stick them back together, Stick all of the hearts together into one log. Make sure that they’re perfectly aligned with each other. Stick them back into the freezer for 15 minutes.
Remove heart log and carefully press green strips around heart log, make sure to get the green dough all over the hearts and pressed into each angle.
Carefully roll dough log until smooth. Don’t roll it too much or you’ll mess up the hearts.
Roll the log into sprinkles.
Wrap in plastic wrap and place into the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
Once chilled, remove cookie log from plastic wrap.
Slice ends off of the cookie dough log.
Next, slice into cookies. I cut mine into slices that were a little thinner than 1/2 inch slices.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lay Cookies on baking sheets and bake for about 15 minutes.
Let cool and move to a wire rack to completely cool.
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You can make these cookies with a large roll of sugar cookie dough, red coloring and green coloring OR you can use this recipe:
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