Festive Grinch Brownie Cookies

Updated on December 13, 2019
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

These cookies are a delicious, Grinchy holiday treat!
These cookies are a delicious, Grinchy holiday treat!

Grinchy Holiday Cookies

The holiday season is officially upon us. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is making sweet treats with my son. We love brownies and decided to create something a little different this year. Instead of making regular brownies, we spruced them up—first we made brownie cookies, and then we transformed them into Grinch cookies.

These were so much fun to make and to eat! We included chocolate chips in the recipe for an extra chocolatey treat. These cookies are rich and decadent!

Ingredients
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (11.5 oz) bag chocolate chips
  • 1 (15.6 oz) tub vanilla frosting
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring
  • 20-25 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 6 oz festive sprinkles
  • 20-25 pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, flour, water, oil, and eggs. Mix well. (I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix. If you use a different brand, be sure to follow the box directions for making the brownies.)
  3. Stir in half the bag of chocolate chips.
  4. On a greased baking sheet, drop serving spoon fulls of dough. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  5. Allow cookies to cool.
  6. In a small bowl, scoop frosting out of the tub. Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix well. Alternatively, you could use green vanilla frosting. (I was unable to find any in my area and had to make my own.)
  7. Spread a generous amount of frosting on each cookie.
  8. Using the remaining chocolate chips, add a few to each cookie.
  9. Crumble Oreo cookies by hand and add them on top of the frosting.
  10. Place a few festive sprinkles on each cookie.
  11. Break up the pretzel sticks and add a few to each cookie.
  12. Enjoy! Serve at home with a glass of cold milk or place in a festive dish to take to a party.

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Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.Add half a bag of chocolate chips.Drop large serving spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.Put vanilla frosting in a bowl and add a few drops of green food coloring. Mix well.Spread a generous amount of frosting on each cookie.Add chocolate chips. Break Oreos in half.Crush Oreos to top cookies.Place festive sprinkles on top.Break pretzel sticks and add to cookies.Grinch cookies. Enjoy!
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add half a bag of chocolate chips.
Add half a bag of chocolate chips.
Drop large serving spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Drop large serving spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.
Put vanilla frosting in a bowl and add a few drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
Put vanilla frosting in a bowl and add a few drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
Spread a generous amount of frosting on each cookie.
Spread a generous amount of frosting on each cookie.
Add chocolate chips. Break Oreos in half.
Add chocolate chips. Break Oreos in half.
Crush Oreos to top cookies.
Crush Oreos to top cookies.
Place festive sprinkles on top.
Place festive sprinkles on top.
Break pretzel sticks and add to cookies.
Break pretzel sticks and add to cookies.
Grinch cookies.
Grinch cookies.
Enjoy!
Enjoy!

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    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      6 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you Dora! Yes they do! haha! Have a wonderful week! :)

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the recipe and the well-laid out instructions. Chocolate chips make everything better.

    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      6 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      These are a good treat for my little ones over Christmas. They look so delicious and yummy.

      Thanks for sharing Alyssa darling.

      Merry Christmas!

    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      7 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you, Lora!

    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      7 months ago from Ohio

      Hahahahahaha! Bah Humbug, my friend! :)

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I swear to God, is it your intent to fatten me up? Enough already!!!!!!!!!

    • Lora Hollings profile image

      Lora Hollings 

      7 months ago

      You don't have to be a grinch to appreciate these cookies! I'm sure a lot of kids would like these and adults too. Looks great and sounds like a fun and real festive treat for the holidays! Thanks for sharing, Alyssa.

    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      7 months ago from Ohio

      They are so good, but very rich! Let me know how it goes if you decide to make them! :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 months ago from Sunny Florida

      These cookies sound delicious and my granddaughter would love them. I use to bake a lot of treats around Christmas but I don't do quite as much now. These Grinch cookies will probably make the list I think.

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