Grinch Cookies

I try and make different cookies for the office each year and wanted to make some with the Grinch face.  I had some neon green mint chocolate chip cookies with the little red heart and wanted something to go with it.

I used the Golden Oreo Thin cookies.  The golden cookies are better to help keep the chocolate clean when dipping and the black of the chocolate cookies won’t darken the neon green color of the chocolate.  The regular golden Oreos are good to use too.  You can use the chocolate Oreo’s but be sure to dust off the cookies a lot before dipping.  I used the neon green chocolate melts.  I put a bag of melts into a bowl and microwaved for 1 minute, stirred a little, then microwaved another 30 seconds.  Stir till there are no solid pieces.  If the chocolate is still a little thick, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into the melted chocolate and stir till well combined.  Using a fork, dip each cookie into the chocolate, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate and place on wax paper.  Take your fork and add little spikes to the cookies to use as hair.

Once the cookies are completely set, take some yellow melting chocolates and put in a ziplock bag and microwave for 1 minute, knead bag a little then microwave another 15 – 30 seconds.  Be careful since the bag can be a little hot.  Knead the bag until there are no solid pieces.  Cut a small tip out of one corner of the bag.  Find the “top” of the cookie with the spikes for the hair.  Make 2 dots for the eyes.  Using a toothpick spread out the sides of the dots to make eyes.  Do the rest of the cookies.

Melt some red chocolate the same way and add a red dot in the middle of the yellow eyes.

Now melt some black chocolate in a ziplock bag the same way.  This is where you get creative.  The Grinch seems to have the evil brow, the pointed smile and a little nose.  I just played around with it.  I think as long as you have neon green, yellow and red eyes and most of the features, the cookies will look just fine.

I added these to the mint chocolate chip cookies I colored neon green and added the little red heart (“…the Grinch’s heart was 2 sizes too small…”) so it tied everything together and tasted good, too.