These Grinch Cookie Bars are perfect to make to watch a Grinch Movie or decorate the tree. Make these easy sugar cookie bars for delicious treat.

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These Grinch Cookie Bars are so delicious and made with simple ingredients. The sugar cookie base is topped with a bright green frosting and a red heart.

This homemade treat is perfect to celebrate the holidays with. Make them for your holiday dinner or serve at a Grinch themed party. Everyone will love how delicious they are no matter their age.

Ingredients needed for the Grinch Cookie Bars

Ingredients: 

For the Cookie Bars: 

  • Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Large Eggs (room temperature) 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cornstarch 
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Green Jimmie Sprinkles 

For the Frosting: 

  • Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Bright Green Gel Food Coloring 
  • Red Gel Food Coloring 

How to Make Grinch Cookie Bars: 

For the Cookie Bars: 

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9X13 baking pan.
  • Step 2 – In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined and light and fluffy.  Then add in the eggs one at time and the vanilla extract.  Mix for 1-2 minutes time until fully mixed.
Mixing the sugar cookie dough
  • Step 3 – Then hand stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add in the flour mixture, salt, vanilla and milk until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
  • Step 4 – Add the sprinkles and gently stir them into the cookie dough.  
Mix in sprinkles to the cookie dough
  • Step 5 – Press the dough into the 9X13 pan and press the dough down slightly.  Bake for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Baking the cookie dough bars
  • Step 6 – Move the pan to a wire rack to allow the bars to cool completely.

For the Frosting: 

  • Step 7 – Cream together the butter and powdered sugar until combined and smooth. 
  • Step 8 – Then add in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix for 1-2 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.  
  • Step 9 – Place approximately ½ cup of the frosting in a separate bowl. 
  • Step 10 – Dye the large bowl of frosting a vibrant green color and dry the smaller bowl a vibrant red color.  
Making the frosting
  • Step 11 – Spread the green frosting on top of the cooled cookie bars.  
  • Step 12 – Cut the bars into 15 even pieces. Then pipe a small heart onto the center of each of the cookie bars with a round decorating tip.  
Making the cookie bars and cutting and topping with a red heart
  • Step 13 – Then the bars are ready to serve and enjoy.
Grinch Cookie Bars stacked on a cutting board
  • Sprinkles – Feel free to add sprinkles to the sugar cookie batter to add a fun festive twist.
  • Red Heart Sprinkle – Instead of making the heart with a red icing, feel free to find a red heart sprinkle. You can also use red sprinkles or a red M&M.
Grinch Cookie Bars stacked on a cutting board

Recipe Tips:

  • Mixing Ingredients – Mix with electric hand mixer and add the ingredients to a bowl. On medium high speed and whip the ingredients.
  • Green and Yellow – You may need to add yellow food coloring with the green food coloring. This is to get a nice vibrant green color for these cookie bars. 
  • Cool Cookie Bars – Make sure to cool cookies before frosting.
Grinch Cookie Bars stacked on a cutting board

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Grinch Cookie Bars stacked on a white plate

If you are looking for a simple homemade treats to make this Christmas, make these cookie bars. They are delicious and easy to make. If you are a baker, you probably already have most of the ingredients.

Easy and delicious Grinch Cookie Bars

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Grinch Cookie Bars

5 from 1 vote
These Grinch Cookie Bars are perfect to make to watch a Grinch Movie or decorate the tree. Make these easy sugar cookie bars for delicious treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 485

Ingredients

For the Cookie Bars:

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Green Jimmie Sprinkles

For the Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 2 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Bright Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Red Gel Food Coloring
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Instructions

For the Cookie Bars:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9X13 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined and light and fluffy.  Then add in the eggs and the vanilla extract.  Mix for 1-2 minutes until they are incorporated.
  • Then hand stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
  • Add the sprinkles and gently stir them into the cookie dough.
  • Press the dough into the 9X13 pan and press the dough down slightly.  Bake for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Move the pan to a wire rack to allow the bars to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  • Cream together the butter and powdered sugar until combined and smooth.
  • Then add in the milk and vanilla extract and mix for 1-2 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Place approximately ½ cup of the frosting in a separate bowl.
  • Dye the large bowl of frosting a vibrant green color and dry the smaller bowl a vibrant red color.
  • Spread the green frosting on top of the cooled cookie bars.
  • Cut the bars into 15 even pieces and then pipe a small heart onto the center of each of the cookie bars with a round decorating tip.
  • Then the bars are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
You may need to add yellow food coloring with the green food coloring to get a nice vibrant green color for these cookie bars.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 485kcal, Carbohydrates 66g, Protein 5g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 57mg, Potassium 64mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 38g, Vitamin A 713IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 35mg, Iron 2mg

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