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Grinch Mint Cookies

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These Grinch Mint Cookies are a must for any upcoming holiday baking. They are absolutely amazing!

Grinch Mint Cookies

Christmas Cookie Idea- Grinch Mint Cookies!

It’s that time of year! It’s time for cookie exchanges and sweet treats!  We used this fun cookie making gift pack from Good Cook which included a cookie turner, sweet mixing bowls, cookie scooper, high temp rubber spatula, cookie baking sheets and a set of 12 holiday cookie cutters. Then it was mine turn to get creative in the kitchen!

grinch cookie set


To make the Grinch Mint Cookies I used all of the items pictured above except the cookie cutters. We will be using those when Grandmas comes to visit to make cookies for Santa! I’ve been really impressed with these Sweet Creations products. They are very good quality and very affordable. My favorite thing that I got was the cookie scooper. I’ve seen them before but never thought it was something that I needed. Now I’m thinking how did I ever live without it!! I love it…seriously! It make the cookies all the same size and shape.

Assembling Your Grinch Mint Cookies:

grinch cookie dough

Here’s the dough. I added about 10 drops of green food coloring to the dough for the coloring.


grinch cookies scoop

You will need to use a medium cookie scooper to make 2″ cookies. Place them far enough apart so they can spread on the cookie tray without touching. I space them about another 2-3″ apart, give or take.

This is the fabulous cookie scooper….did I mention that I LOVE this little gadget! Bake according to package directions, about 8-9 minutes.  I also use a silicone pan liner frequently, which is not pictured here. Those really extend the life of my cookie sheets, it seems! Add about 1 minute to cooking time if you’re using a pan liner.

After your cookies are done, cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes.

Put your silicone liner under the wire rack, or grab a sheet of parchment paper.  This will catch the extra chocolate drippings as you decorate your cookies.

Grinch Cookie Helper

Melt about 1/2 cup of Chocolate candy melts in the microwave to drizzle over cookies. You can also use baking chocolate or chocolate chips, melted together with shortening.  The ratio is 1 cup of chocolate chips to 1 Tablespoon of shortening. Never ever use butter, or anything besides shortening, since it won’t set up! I use this easy kitchen hack frequently, for candy coating, however!! 

Quick note- the link above is more to show you what they look like. The candy melts are also available in stores.

Grinch Mint Cookies

How cute!


Update/Disclosure: This post was originally sponsored by Good Cook and was published on the blog 12/15/13. Post updated 12/18/19. Some products mentioned are no longer available from Good Cook.

Grinch Mint Cookies

Grinch Mint Cookies

This is a fun and SUPER quick Christmas Cookie Idea!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Roll Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough- or your favorite recipe of dough
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Chocolate Candy Coating


  1. Add cookie dough to large bowl, or mix up cookie dough according to recipe directions.
  2. Add food coloring and mix well. This may be difficult if dough is cold, so a mixer may be helpful.
  3. Bake according to package directions
  4. After cookies are cooked, remove immediately to wire rack to let finish cooling.
  5. Add parchment under wire rack or a silicone baking sheet, to catch chocolate.
  6. Melt candy coating according to directions in a microwave safe bowl. Alternately, you can melt in a double broiler until smooth and fully melted.
  7. Drizzle evenly over cooled green cookies, back and forth. I prefer to dip a fork into the chocolate and quickly scatter across the cookies, back and forth. It creates thin lines.
  8. Let cool and dry and Enjoy!

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