These soft and chewy Grinch Cookies with M&M’s will bring out your inner Dr. Seuss. Celebrate the holiday season with a festive twist on classic Christmas cookies!

Decorated with green M&M’s, drizzled with light green vanilla candy melts and a candy heart, these Grinch Cookies are perfect for a Merry Grinchmas party!

Green Grinch Cookies with M&M’s and a red heart

Fun Green Grinch Cookies with M&M’s

The Grinch is a mean one, stealing Christmas from the Whos down in Whoville. But we can all get into the holiday spirit by making some easy Grinch cookies!

These cute and easy cookies are green and feature a delicious candy drizzle topping. They’re perfect for Christmas parties or family gatherings! Plus, they’re really easy to make, so anyone can make them!

Grinch Cookies with M&M’s Recipe
Grinch Cookies with M&M’s Recipe

Get into the holiday spirit and try out this easy Grinch cookies recipe!

  • Soft & Fluffy – We adapted our Softest Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for these fun Green Grinch Cookies which are guaranteed to be soft and fluffy!
  • EASY – Enjoy a unique and creative dessert that’s easy to make!
  • KID FRIENDLY – Not only can you bake cookies with your kids to make festive holiday memories, they will go crazy over these bright colored treats!

We love a good Grinch Party and I’m excited to add these colorful green cookies to our list of The Best Grinch Christmas Party Recipes.

Green Grinch Cookies Recipe
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Grinch Cookie Ingredients

These easy cookies are a fun twist on our favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe!

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • instant vanilla pudding mix
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • green gel food coloring (optional)
  • green M&M’s candy
  • light green candy melts
  • heart sprinkles

Quick Note: Adding green food coloring is totally optional. These cookies will have their green Grinch themed look with the candy topping whether you add the food coloring or not.

Green Grinch Cookie Dough

We hope you enjoy this recipe this holiday season. These festive green Grinch Cookies might just make your heart grow 3 sizes bigger!

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Pro Tip: Refrigerate your cookie dough for 30-60 minutes before baking to insure your cookies come out of the oven extra fluffy.

Green Grinch Cookies with M&M’s and red candy heart

Fun Idea: These Grinch cookies would be especially cute coming from your Elf on the Shelf!

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Easy Hack: Add candy melts inside of a disposable icing piping bag when heating in microwave for no mess, ready-to-go cookie decorating!

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Grinch Cookies with M&M’s

These easy Green Grinch Cookies with M&M’s are a simple twist on our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with a grinch theme! A festive idea for soft and chewy Christmas cookies that will make heart grow 3 sizes bigger!
Prep Time20 minutes
Active Time8 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon green gel food coloring Optional
  • 1 cup green M&M’s candy
  • 1 cup lime green candy melts
  • 24 heart sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix baking soda, flour and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix into a mixing bowl, beating until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and egg, then beat until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture to the cookie batter and mix well.
  • Add food coloring to the cookie batter and mix.
  • Stir in M&M’s
  • Shape into one inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven and let cool.
  • Add candy melts inside of a disposable icing piping bag. Heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds until candy is melted.
  • With scissors, cut the bottom of the piping bag and drizzle candy over the top of the cookies.
  • Add a candy heart sprinkle to each cookie. The melted candy will work as the glue.
  • Let candy completely cool and dry before serving.


Pro Tip: Refrigerate your cookie dough for 30-60 minutes before baking to insure your cookies come out of the oven extra fluffy.
How to Store: Place cookies in an air tight container for up to 1 week.
Easy Hack: Add a piece of bread into the container to keep cookies soft.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, christmas cookies, cookies, dessert, fall party food, fun food, Green cookies, grinch party, grinchmas, holiday, holiday party, M&M’s, party food, The Grinch
Calories: 153kcal


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Vielen Dank, ich erinnere mich, dass ich diese köstlichen Kekse mit meinen Freunden auf einer der Partys probiert habe, während wir gemeinsam Spaß am Online-Glücksspiel hatten, das in Deutschland zu den innovativsten und erfolgreichsten der Welt zählt.

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