Becky’s Kitchen: Grinch Cookies!

We return to Becky’s kitchen for a very special treat: Her Grinch cookies!

Grinch Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-5 drops bright green food coloring
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup red and green M&Ms plain candy plus additional ½ cup for topping cookies if desired. (The 10 oz. package of M&Ms is perfect.)


  1. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until well-combined and light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in vanilla and food coloring, until well-combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Set mixer to low speed and gradually mix dry ingredients into butter mixture until well incorporated.
  6. Fold in M&Ms and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Once dough has finished chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Drop cookie dough by heaping 1 ½ Tbsp-sized scoops onto prepared cookie sheets. For perfectly round cookies, roll dough in your hands into a smooth ball.
  9. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes. If desired, gently press additional M&Ms into the tops of each cookie while they are still warm.
  10. Allowcookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before removing. 

– Becky Lynn is a writer for She and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their 8 grandchildren and traveling. Becky loves cranking up the music and heading to the kitchen to try out new recipes or cook for an upcoming party. She is passionate about continuing to be a life-long learner!


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