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Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a festive red heart for a fun holiday dessert! Grinch Cookie Cup Bites are the cutest Christmas cookies in the entire world. They are easy to make and perfect for Grinchy gift giving! Despite their grump-associated name, this Grinch Cookies cup recipe is just about as festive and holiday-friendly as can be.

Slicing the dough for the Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe

Guys, Christmas is only 3 sleeps away. I don’t know if you feel the way I do, but these last few weeks have gone by way too fast. Why does my favorite month of the year have to fly by every single year? These Grinch Cookie Cup Bites use store-bought dough for a huge time saver this season. I love me some cookie cup recipes.

Pressing down the dough into the muffin tin for the Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe

 

Adding the green melting chocolates and red hearts for the Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe

Now, I have a feeling that you’re already familiar with my usual classic Christmas cookie lineup. I tend to make the same things every Christmas. I imagine you’re no stranger to Pecan Pie Bark and Italian Ricotta Cookies. Now, I’m gracing your holiday cookie trays with a GRINCH COOKIE.

Easy Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

Every year I look forward to watching the movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. What is your favorite version of the movie? I like the original cartoon and the Jim Carrey movie, but the cartoon version is and always will be my favorite. Enjoy it with some of my Grinch Hot Chocolate!

Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas book/movie! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

 

My 3 year old is totally scared of the Grinch. Someday I will teach her to love him! I still get a little nostalgic when I see it on television and can’t wait to share it with her at some point. While I’m not sure that I totally appreciated the message of the movie as a kid, I certainly do as an adult. It makes me cry! Ok, everything makes me cry.

Overhead photo of the Dr. Suess' the Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe for Christmas

With my love of the Grinch being strong, I was super excited to make my own version of Grinch Cookie Cup Bites! These were so easy to make and kids will be totally impressed when they see these. I have to say these are way cute than any Christmas cookie I have ever made!

These Grinch Cookie Cup Bites are such a cute and unusual cookie that everyone will love! It’s also one of my easiest Christmas cookie recipes, along with my Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Be sure to add them to your holiday cookie platter this year and for years to come!

Green Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

This recipe uses store-bought cookie dough, if you are short on time. You can make your own sugar cookie dough if you prefer! The baked cookie cups can be frozen after baking and keep well. If you’re hosting a grinch-themed party, make sure you check out my Christmas Lime Sherbet Punch for your party beverage!

Dr. Suess' the Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What type of sugar cookie dough did you use?

I recommend using the Pillsbury cookie dough found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.

  1. Can I use another type of cookie dough?

Yes, I was thinking of making these with the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough just because I love the flavor of those cookies.

  1. If I don’t enjoy the taste of the green melting chocolate, is there something else I can use as a substitute?

Definitely! You can easily get a tub of vanilla frosting and add some green food coloring to it. Then you can place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe it right into the center of the cookies like it’s a cupcake.

  1. Where do you find the heart sprinkles?

I found these at Michaels craft store, but they are not available online for some reason. If you don’t have a Michaels store around, you can buy these Wilton heart sprinkles instead.

Close-up photo of the Dr. Suess' the Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe

Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas book/movie! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

Grinch Cookie Cup Bites

Ashley
Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 1- 16.5 oz ready to bake sugar cookie dough
  • 12 oz green chocolate melts
  • 16 heart sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini cupcake/muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Press one piece of the cookie dough into each muffin cup.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
  • As soon as they come out from the oven, press 4-5 pieces of the green chocolate melts into the center of each cookie.
  • Place it back into the oven for 2 minutes until the chocolate melts. Use a spoon to spread the chocolate around in the middle.
  • Top the chocolate with the heart sprinkles.

Notes

FAQ and Questions:
  1. What type of sugar cookie dough did you use?
I recommend using the Pillsbury cookie dough found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.
  1. Can I use another type of cookie dough?
Yes, I was thinking of making these with the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough just because I love the flavor of those cookies.
  1. I’m not too fond of the taste of the green melting chocolate. Is there something else I can use in place of them?
You can get a tub of vanilla frosting and add some green food coloring to it. Then you can place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe it right into the center of the cookies like it’s a cupcake.
  1. Where do you find the heart sprinkles?
I found these at Michaels craft store, but they are not available online for some reason. If you don’t have a Michaels store around, you can buy these Wilton heart sprinkles instead.
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Grinch Cookie Cup Bites recipe is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They are chewy sugar cookies that have been colored green and adorned with a red heart for a fun holiday dessert! 

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