My holiday cookie game has been a little sad this year guys. I just can’t quite seem to get the motivation to do as much as I do most years. My daughter is able to come home for one day for Christmas, though, and I am doing everything I can to make her day home a fun one. I am so thankful that we get a day with her here over the holidays.
I wanted to do a fun new cookie idea. ( Even though every time I think I have a fun new recipe thought up I find about 40 versions of it on Pinterest!) You just can’t go wrong with sugar cookies so I decided to make a frosted sugar cookie. The Grinch has always been a special book for our family. I am a huge fan of Dr. Suess and I love the messages of his books. So, I decided to give a Grinch cookie a shot.
Holiday Grinch Iced Sugar Cookie Recipe
I’ll keep the story short and sweet because I know you guys are excited about this recipe. If you aren’t you should be! It takes the perfect bakery cookie recipe for soft but sturdy sugar cookies and adds rich sugary frosting. Let’s face it, staying healthy during the holidays is just stressful so holiday cookies have to have a little bit of sugar!
Adventures in Icing
We tried a few different ideas when it came to adding the colored sugar heart. In the end, it’s actually a lot harder to get the sugar to go where you want it to go. In the future when we make these cookies I will be making a template for the heart shape addition to the cookie. I think it should be easy to get a heart-shaped hole punch and punch a template out of cardstock to dust your sugar over and create a nice, uniform heart.
When it comes to coloring I have found that gel coloring is really the way to go. It gives more of an even color and by varying the amount used you can achieve a wide range of color shades and tones. I prefer using Wilton icing coloring but other brands are available too.
Share Your Favorite Holiday Recipes
Do you have a family favorite recipe this holiday season? Share it with a comment below! We love to see what you guys are up to and are always inspired by your recipes.
Be sure to check out our other holiday cookie recipes, the Double Chocolate M&M Cookies. They are absolutely to die for if you are a chocolate lover!
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Happy Baking and Happy Holidays!