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Dairy Free Grinch Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x


Inspired by Dr. Suess’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, these dairy free Grinch cookies are a simple, colorful way to get your kids into the holiday spirit. #dairyfree #christmascookies



  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Red heart quins


  1. Preheat oven to 375F (180C), and line cookie sheets with parchment paper *affiliate link.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt – set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, cream the shortening and sugar until combined and fluffy – about 1 minute.
  4. Add egg, vanilla and peppermint extracts. Beat until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture in ½ cup increments, mixing to combine and scraping sides when necessary.
  6. Add food coloring until desired color is reached and mix until even.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop *affiliate link, scoop dough (do not smooth scoops) onto cookie sheet about an inch or so apart. Top each cookie with a heart.
  8. Bake cookies for 10 – 12 minutes or until cookies have spread and dough is set. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to rest for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg