Get ready to sprinkle some holiday magic with our Grinch Snow Globe cookies! These whimsical treats start with a classic vanilla drop sugar cookie base, baked to perfection and filled with the joy of the season.
Topped with a swirl of buttercream frosting, a mischievous Grinch candy, and a pop of festive red heart, these cookies are not just a delight for your taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.
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It's time to shake up your holiday baking routine with these merry and bright goodies! And making Snow Globe Sugar Cookies is just fun.
Grab your piping bag, icing decorations, and confectioners' sugar and before you know it you will have Christmas Cookies for the Holiday Season
- Cookie Sheet / Baking Sheet
- Large Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- Hand Mixer / Stand Mixer
- Cookie Scoop
- Small Bowl
Wet Ingredients. Butter, Egg, Vanilla Extract, Vegetable Oil, Milk
Dry Ingredients. All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Cream of Tartar, Sweetened Coconut, Powdered Sugar
How to make Snow Globe Cookies
Let's whip up some Grinch Snow Globe cookie magic in a few simple steps! Grab a big bowl or a trusty stand mixer, toss in softened butter and granulated sugar, then let them dance together for 2-3 minutes. Don't forget to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure everyone's in on the fun.
Now, toss in an egg and a splash of vanilla extract, keep the party going until everything is combined, and don't forget to give the sides of the bowl another little scrape for good measure.
Drizzle in some vegetable oil, followed by a snowy shower of confectioners sugar, and let them blend for an extra 2-3 minutes! This is where you want to add just a drop of green food color.
Gradually add flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda to the shindig, and mix until everything is combined together.
Time to scoop out cookie dough using a cookie scoop. This helps to make sure all the cookies are the same size. But wait! It's best to know what size your snow globe is, you want the cookie to be larger than the globe so it fits perfertly. I'm using a #24 cookie scoop which is about 3 tablespoons of cookie dough. And I'm using a 2.76inch fillable Snow Globe half.
Now, the grand finale – roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet allowing at least 2 inches apart for spreading.
Slide into the preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 7-9 minutes, but remember, we're after perfectly baked, not over baked cookies!
Allow the cookies to cool completely before we add in the Grinch fun and snow globe top.
Making Buttercream Frosting
Creating our Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is as easy as a stroll in a winter wonderland! Begin by softening ½ cup of butter until it's cozy and ready for the mixing bowl.
Sprinkle in 3 ½ cups of powdered sugar, like a gentle snowfall of sweetness. Cream Butter with Powdered Sugar until combined using a whisk attachment.
Now, add 3-4 tablespoons of milk to achieve that perfect, creamy consistency, and don't forget the final touch of ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract for that extra burst of flavor.
Give it all a good mix, and voilà – you've got a bowl of velvety, vanilla-flavored joy ready to elevate your treats! Get ready to infuse your baking with a swirl of delightful sweetness!
Making Grinch Snow Globe Cookies
Get ready to unleash your inner frosting artist! Whether you're piping and swirling or opting for the classic knife spread, make sure that luscious buttercream, vanilla frosting, covers to the edges of the cookie.
Now, let's transform these sweet delights into a winter wonderland – sprinkle a generous dose of chopped sweetened coconut to create the illusion of a delightful snowfall.
Elevate the festive vibe by placing a mischievous Grinch sugar candy on top, accompanied by a bold red heart.
To seal the deal, crown each cookie with a plastic half of a fillable snow globe ornament. It's not just perfect; it's a masterpiece of holiday sweetness ready to delight!
Where to find Fillable Snow Globe Ornaments
I snagged these fantastic clear fillable Snow Globe Ornaments on Amazon, but you can also scout them at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, and maybe even JoAnn's Craft store. The best part? They come in various sizes, giving you plenty of options.
For today's cookie magic, I've settled on the 2.76-inch Snow Globe Ornament. It pairs beautifully with cookies crafted from a size #24 Cookie Scoop (or roughly 3 tablespoons of cookie dough). The real trick is understanding what you'll be filling that globe with and making sure you've got enough room for it. So, a little planning goes a long way.
The size of your cookies and shape of a snow globe makes a difference. So get ready to fill your ornaments with holiday cheer!
Additional Ideas for Decorating Cookies
- Using Edible Glitter, Snowflake Sprinkles, Holiday Sprinkles, or sweetened coconut for a fun snow effect is quick and easy to do.
- Adding a drop of Green food coloring to the frosting will make a fun green icing that is sure to bring smiles and take the cookies to the next level.
- Candy Melts can be used to decorate sweet treats
- White Nonpareils or festive nonpareils can be used too.
Time to channel your inner child and dive into the whimsical world of decorating these Grinch Cookies! Get ready for a blast as each Snow Globe Cookie takes on its own unique and playful personality.
Let the fun begin and watch your creations come to life – it's a cookie decorating adventure like no other!
Tips for Snow Globe Cookies
To pipe frosting use a piping bag, or try a cellophane bag, ZipLoc Bag and snip a hole in the corner. Top cookies with vanilla frosting and sprinkle chopped coconut on top.
Allow cookies to fully cool before frosting
Storage and Freezing Snow Globe Grinch Cookies
Give your decorated cookies some time to shine by allowing them to set before stashing them away. Pop these festive treats into an airtight container, and they'll stay fresh for up to a week. For the ultimate flavor experience, savor the deliciousness within 2-3 days.
If you're feeling extra prepared, freeze your cookies by placing them in an airtight container, squeezing out as much air as possible. These frozen delights will stay just as tasty for up to 3 months. It's your secret stash of joy for whenever the cookie cravings hit!
Additional Christmas Cookies to enjoy
Get ready for some holiday baking fun with a bunch of Christmas cookies that are as easy to make as they are delicious. Whip up a batch of mischievous Grinch Sugar Cookies or create ornaments with Christmas Ornament Cookies. If you're in the mood for something pepperminty, try out Peppermint Pie Cookies, or stick with the classic warmth of Soft Molasses Cookies.
Keep it simple and sweet with Butter Cookies or add a sprinkle of cinnamon joy with Eggnog Snickerdoodles and Eggnog Cookies. Layer up the magic with Christmas Magic Bars or get creative with Reindeer Cookies and Paw Print Cookies. With this tasty lineup, your kitchen is sure to be filled with the sweet aroma of holiday joy!
Grinch Snow Globe Cookies
- ½ Cup Butter softened
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar 100g
- 1 Egg Large
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
- ½ Cup Powdered Sugar 65g
- 2 Cup All Purpose Flour 240g
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 14 Heart Sprinkles or Red Candy Pieces
- 14 Grinch Sugar candies
- Green Food Coloring Green Gel Color
Vanilla Buttercream Frostin
- ½ Cup Butter Softened
- 3 ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2-4 Tablespoons Milk
- 7 Fillable Snow Globe Ornament Halves
- In a large bowl or stand mixer cream together softened butter and granulated sugar for 2-3 minutes making sure to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
- Add Egg and vanilla extract and continue to cream until everything is throughly combined. Scrape down sides of bowl
- Drizzle vegetable oil in a little at a time followed by confectioners sugar. Add a drop or two of green food coloring
- Allow mixture to cream another 2-3 minutes.
- Gradually add flour and cream of tartar and baking soda a little at a time until it's all added
- Scoop the dough using a #24 cookie scoop (about 3 Tablespoons Cookie Dough).
- Roll cookie dough in ¼ cup granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet allowing at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 350 degree preheated oven for 7-9 minutes. Do not overbake
- Cookies are done when edges are set and center is no longer glossy
- Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for a minute before moving to cooling racks or wire racks to cool completely.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
- In a large bowl combine softened butter with powdered sugar and mix to combine.
- Add vanilla extract and drizzle milk in 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Pipe or spread frosting on cooled cookies making sure to frost to the edge of each cookie.
- Sprinkle with chopped sweetened coconut (for a snowlike effect)
- Place Grinch Sugar Candy and Red Heart Sprinkle
- Top each cookie with a fillable Snow Globe Ornament Half
- Store cookies in a sealed container for up to a week. Cookies best if enjoyed within 2-3 days.
Pro TipsFood Coloring. Use a Gel Color for a bright green color. Liquid drop food color can also work but will require more drops and can be difficult to achieve the bold bright colors you are looking for. Cookie Scoop. I have used a #24 cookie scoop (3 Tablespoons of cookie dough) in these photos. Grinch's Heart. Wilton makes a larger heart sprinkle that I have used and can be found off Amazon or other Party Supply stores. A Red M&M candy also works well too. Kitchen Scales. Weighing ingredients is key to consistency. Adding too much or too little flour, sugar or other ingredients does make a huge difference. These cookies should be soft and tender. A little crispy on the edges and delicious. Sugar Candy. Grinch Sugar Candies can be found on Amazon Fillable Snow Globe Ornaments. Can be found at craft stores or Amazon. I have used the 2.76inch size ornament.
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