“You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch…”
Growing up, my most favourite thing about Christmas was The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I LOVE The Grinch! To this day, I can still recite the entire story start to finish without missing a beat. My sister still calls me to let me know when it’s on TV.
While these cookies aren’t quite as green as The Grinch himself, I still think they pay a pretty good homage to my scowly green friend. Now don’t worry – I didn’t use termites, garlic, or bad bananas with greasy black peels in this recipe. I did use pistachio pudding mix, white chocolate, and cranberries though, and they are one fantastic little creation. If you’d like them to be a bit greener, just add a bit of green food colouring to the dough when mixing.
I had a very hard time trying to figure out what to call these little cookies. Grinchy morsels? Who-Wuzzles? No one would know what I was talking about. I did settle on a ridiculous name for now, but included a description in the title of this post to give a bit more detail. If anyone comes up with a good name for these, pass it along!
I should also mention that these little cookies were a huge hit with my co-worker cookie testers. I made these cookies to be about the size of a toonie, so the batch makes plenty to share. Or just grab yourself a glass of milk and a little plate of these for yourself.
Don’t forget though to save some for Santa!
[Recipe] Grinchy Who-Wuzzles
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg instant pistachio pudding mix
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix the flour and baking soda together in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth and fluffy.
Beat in eggs and vanilla just until incorporated.
Mix in the pudding mix.
Now incorporate the flour mixture until all of the flour is just incorporated.
Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries.
Drop by tablespoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Roll each drop into a ball.
Bake for 7-8 minutes, maybe longer, depending on the size of the cookie you’re baking. Bake just until you start to see them brown a tiny bit at the edges.
Serve with a big glass of milk. Santa will appreciate it.