Monday, December 13, 2010

Grinch Cookies

The Cheerleading wind-up is coming. This Thursday I promised the guys that I'd bring some kind of special goodie and asked what they wanted me to make. Naturally, they asked for a cookie. So, well, okay, while I realize this will spoil the surprise for the girls, I could not wait to post this cookie design! I made what they asked for, Dr. Seuss' Grinch... IN COOKIE FORM!


One of the girls loves the Grinch so much, she wears a hat with his smirking face all year long. It's beautiful!

I have to admit, free-handing these cookies proved to be a bit of a challenge. First, I cut out a picture of the Grinch's head, then I baked the cookie and began to decorate by first outlining the face in green, flooding it, then painting on the smirk. I realize that normally you'd start with the base layers (green and blue in this case) then add the detail, but I was simply too excited to do that. I just had to make his face. You can't really tell but I brushed pink luster-dust on the cheeks. I guess my Royal Icing is a bit too smooth to pick it up though. :)

While not all the smirks equally looked devilish, my husband came home today and said, "OH WOW, IT'S THE GRINCH!", so I knew beyond a doubt that I must have done this right. I wish I had a KopyCake... if anyone feels philanthropic and wishes to send me some cheer for Christmas, please feel free to contact me. :)

P.S - Did I mention that it is currently -28 degrees C outside? Good thing my oven was on! I might have frozen. SNAPS TO BAKING COOKIES DURING WINTER!

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15 comments:

Cakewhiz said...

That is so cool! I love the details on your grinch!

How To Be Perfect said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing!

Erin said...

WOW! These are adorable!!!

Megan said...

oh wow! those look JUST like him! Great job!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I love anything Seuss! These look like Geisel designed them...

If you have a chance tonight, please link these cookies up to Creative Juice Thursday

:)
nicolette
http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2010/12/creative-juice-thursday-3.html

Lisa said...

How cute! The face is flawless and perfect! Great job : )

sugarswings said...

wow these look awesome! I did grinch cupcakes recently so anything grinch is a winner here....great job on the details too....royal icing is tough sometimes!

Lizzy said...

Wow! These are amazing! You did an awesome job on the grinch face!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

These are just SO cool!!!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I am still smitten with these. Thanks so much for linking up!

{psst...you are going to be featured tomorrow, so stop by to pick up your button from my sidebar}

Can't wait to see what else you bake up in the coming weeks!

<3
nicolette @
http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

DANA said...

I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
-Dana Jean

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Eep these are creepily fantastic!

Melissa said...

Wow, the Grinch looks GREAT!!

Too cute to eat. :)

Tiffany@Fizzy Party! said...

Saw your Grinch cookie on Pinterest and love them. The Grinch is my favorite and you did an amazing job.Had to feature them in my blog today.

Cyndi said...

I have a Christmas party at church tomorrow with a Whoville theme. I searched online and found these cookies. I made over 3 dozen. They don't look quite like yours and I did mine with the flooding icing that hardens and then regular buttercream for the face and hat details. Here's a link to the album of my pics I posted on facebook. Thank you so much I had a blast making these and I'm sure they'll be I hit tomorrow at the party! My hand is cramping like crazy though:) Merry Christmas! -Cyndi http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2863653635717&set=a.2863653275708.2152751.1391037316&type=1&theater