Updated: Apr 22, 2020
Can’t you just picture the Grinch with his evil sneer trying to steal Christmas? Remember, he didn’t hate Christmas, just people. AND I GET IT. As a seventh grade teacher, the kids fill my days with stories and jokes. Adults, on the other hand, are usually horrible and self serving. But in December, around the various holiday seasons, people are a little less grinchy.
When I think of the Grinch, I think of him going from house to house stealing all of their presents and gifts. Now if someone in Whoville left out milk and cookies, he would’ve stolen that too, right?
And that is how I came up with my cookies! They are green, in honor of the Grinch, but they are also cookies and cream cookies! (Which, I know, is a bit redundant). So just imagine that they are the cookies and milk the Grinch stole from someone’s house. I also added Christmas colored sprinkles because it made me think of the lights the Grinch also stole.
I also doubled the recipe because I was making some for work, and since I am also cheerleading coach, I figured I’d give my cheerleaders some as well. The only thing is I didn’t double the secret (not so secret) ingredient! Since this is more like a bonus ingredient, the cookies still tasted great! I have made them before with just one box of cookies and cream pudding mix (the secret ingredient) and it tastes the same to me. After making the dough, I chilled it for about an hour to reduce spreading, but that is absolutely optional.
So there you have it, cookies, if that’s your thing, for the holiday season. #100%ThatGrinch
Yummy, grinchy, cookies for the holiday season. Sure to warm every Grinch's heart.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: Christmas, Cookies, Grinch, Grinch Christmas, Grinchmas, Holiday, Santa
2 cups softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 eggs room temperature
1.5 tbsp vanilla
1 pkg Cookies and Cream pudding Mix (do not make the pudding! the dry powder goes straight into the batter)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
4 cups flour
1 tsp green food coloring
1 pkg white chocolate chips put as little or as much as you'd like
Preheat oven to 350°.
Blend the butter and sugars together for 4 minutes (about every minute, I scraped the bowl to make sure it mixed incorporated).
Add the eggs, one at a time and then add the vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients (pudding mix, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda) until mixed completely.
Add your food coloring to mixture and mix well.
Add oreos and white chocolate chips. I added my oreos whole and my mixer broke it up so it was a) less work for me and b) nice to see a variety of oreo pieces.
Scoop or spoon dough onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle Christmas themed sprinkles on top as an added bonus.
Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.