Grinch Cookies are the Easiest Flood Cookies for Grinchmas!

I can’t stop giggling about this ridiculously easy Grinch cookies recipe I came up with. These Grinch flood cookies are so simple and ohhh, so yummy!

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Make these easy Grinch cookies in minutes, the perfect Grinch movie night snack!

Grinch Cookies

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we were planning on watching the Grinch the other night, you know the new animated one with Benedict Cumber-can’t-spell-it? Yeah, that one. And I love how closely it sticks to the Dr. Seuss original. It’s so fun. I felt totally inspired to plan a whole Grinch movie night treat buffet to go with the movie.


This fun and easy Grinch flood cookie recipe was the result and WOW did I kind of impress myself. Partly because, let’s face it, I messed-up and forgot to pick up eggs at the store, and partly because, I felt like an amazing baker because I replaced those missing eggs with aquafaba (bean juice) and ended up with a easy cookie that tasted perfect. Yay, me!

If you’re ready to make some awesomely mean Grinch cookies, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Grinch Flood Cookies

  • If you haven’t ever made flood cookies before, you HAVE to try it–they’re WAY easier to make than you probably think.
  • You don’t need some super-special Grinch-face cookie cutter to pull off the Grinch face. I just used a simple pumpkin cookie cutter and then just mushed it into the right shape. Here’s the pumpkin cookie cutter I used. You can even use it to make these pumpkin spice cookies, too!
  • Making these easy Grinch Who Stole Christmas cookies is way easier than it looks. No cake mix required, just exactly what’s in your pantry already. Just preheat your oven, then mix up some flour, baking powder, oil and eggs (or 1/2 cup of aquafaba, if you’ve run out of eggs like, erhm, me), roll them out on a sheet of parchment paper, cut them out and bake for 8-10 minutes. While they’re cooling you make your royal icing with some powdered sugar and green food coloring in a large bowl, toss that in a piping bag and get icing!
  • If you wanted to add something besides vanilla as a flavoring to the icing, you could use some peppermint extract for a little more holiday-flare.
  • I thought about adding small red hearts made from Starburst or marshmallow fondant, because that’s easy and fast, but then I forgot. So, there’s that.
  • If you wanted to use a chocolate chip for the nose, I’d approve…just thought of that, kind of an amazing idea.
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How Do I Make Grinch Iced Cookies?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 18

Grinch Cookies

how to make grinch iced cookies on a white plate on a grey wood table

I can't stop giggling about this ridiculously easy Grinch cookies recipe I came up with. These Grinch flood cookies are so simple and ohhh, so yummy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • 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


  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
  • Neon green food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Black gel decorating icing


  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees and set out a cookie sheet on parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and oil together with a hand mixer.
  3. Add aquafaba and extract, mixing thoroughly. Set aside.
  4. Combine flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
  5. Add flour mixture to the sugar mixture in 1/3 increments and mix thoroughly.
  6. Dough will be crumbly, but turn it out anyway and work with it the way it is. photo collage tutorial of how to make grinch sugar cookies
  7. Using a roller lightly dusted with flour, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Do not work any thinner than that.
  8. To make the Grinch faces, I took a pumpkin cookie cutter and pushed the sides in. Then, when it was narrow, I pulled the bottom down a little to make it look a little longer.
  9. Cut your cookies out and, using the leftover cookie dough, make a couple of sprigs of hair to add to the Grinch's head.
  10. Move the parchment paper to the baking sheet. photo collage tutorial of how to make grinch sugar cookies with a pumpkin cookie cutter
  11. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool completely while you make the icing.
  13. To make the icing, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix with your hand mixer.
  14. Separate 5-8 tablespoons of icing into a second bowl.
  15. In the larger of the two icing bowls, add 4-6 drops of neon green food coloring and 3-5 drops of green food coloring. Stir until the color is consistent.
  16. In the smaller of the two icing bowls, add 8-10 drop of yellow food coloring. Stir until the color is consistent. Set this icing aside in an airtight container.
  17. With your smallest piping tip in a decorating bag, add the green icing.
  18. Pipe a line around the outside edge of the cookie and immediately fill this in, covering the entire cookie. photo collage tutorial of how to make grinch sugar cookies with a flood icing
  19. Set each cookie aside and allow to dry for 2-3 hours.
  20. Using the yellow icing, with the smallest piping tip you have in a decorating bag, pipe the outline of an eye shape (flat on top and canted inward) on each side of the face at the top.
  21. Allow this yellow icing to dry for 2-3 hours.
  22. With the black gel icing, add bushy eyebrows, eyeballs and a top eyelash to each grinch face.
  23. Also with the black gel icing, give each Grinch a nose and smile.
  24. Enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make grinch iced sugar cookies


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 48gProtein: 3g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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  • Grinch Lollipop Recipe – You can absolutely make these yummy treats in about 10 minutes. They’re so good and so fun-perfect for a Grinchy-sweet!
  • Grinch Rice Krispies Treats – I have a serious thing for krispies treats. They’re super fast and kids everywhere love ’em.
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