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Grinch Edible Sugar Cookie Dough (No Eggs!)

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The entire family will love this Grinch Edible Sugar Cookie Dough recipe. It’s an easy dessert and snack recipe that requires just a few ingredients. And it’s eggless!

I’m sure you’ve heard how bad it is to eat raw cookie dough. Normally this is because of the raw eggs and flour. Today we are squashing that, and giving you a sugar cookie dough recipe that doesn’t include eggs, making it safe to eat. 

4 scoops of grinch edible cookie dough in a bowl topped with heart sprinkle

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Because we love Christmas so much, we had to share this Grinch version of sugar cookie dough. It’s a fun treat for Christmas and the color works for St. Patrick’s Day as well.

Serve this fun treat for a Christmas Movie Night or for one of these Fun Christmas Party Ideas. Like our Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites and Gingerbread Cake Pops, this recipe is versatile enough to adapt for any holiday or special occasion

Feel free to let the kids hop in and help! They won’t be able to resist the vibrant colors of the dough. And you won’t have to say “No” when they start sticking their fingers in the cookie dough.

ingredients labeled for sugar cookie dough

Ingredients for Eggless Sugar Cookie Dough 

granulated sugar

salted butter – be sure to leave enough time so that the butter is at room temperature before using

salt – this is optional but it helps to balance the sweetness

clear vanilla – keeps the colors true


To Decorate Grinch Cookie Dough

Large red heart sprinkles

Neon green gel food dye

How to Make Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer or stand mixer. If you are using salt, add it once the mixture is fluffy. 

butter and sugar in a glass mixing bowl next to bowl of sprinkles

Add the food coloring and vanilla and mix until the dough starts changing colors. Add additional coloring until you reach the desired neon color effect. 

cookie dough in a mixing bowl drizzled with green food coloring

On a microwave-safe plate, spread out the flour and microwave it for 60 seconds. 

Then add the flour to the sugar mixture, stirring in a half a cup at a time until it’s fully mixed. 

adding flour to the neon green dough

To serve, use a cookie scoop and garnish with the heart sprinkles. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, simply pinch off the dough a little at a time and roll into balls, then add the other decorations.

top shot of cookie dough scoops in white bowl

Why do I have to heat the flour?

Don’t skip this step! It’s part of what makes this edible dough safe to eat. Raw flour may contain bacteria that can make you sick. Heating it in the microwave for about a minute (to 165 degrees F) kills the bacteria.

Be careful not to overheat the flour or it will harden and become unusable.

Making Sugar Cookie Dough for Other Holidays 

Edible cookie dough is so easy to customize for any holiday or you can leave it plain if you need to satisfy a craving.

  • Use the neon green or a darker green for St. Patty’s Day. 
  • Divide the dough and dye with pastel colors for Easter. 
  • Use red and blue food coloring for patriotic holidays. 
  • Experiment with orange and purple for Halloween.
  • Add festive sprinkles that are holiday appropriate.
  • Pipe melted white or milk chocolate over the dough for a fancier presentation.
neon green edible sugar cookie dough on a spoon

Tips for Making and Storing

  • Don’t overmix the cookie dough or it will turn out gooey. Unless you like that, then go right ahead! 
  • You can add ingredients to your dough such as mini chocolate chips or nuts. 
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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4 scoops of grinch edible cookie dough in a bowl topped with heart sprinkle

Grinch Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

The entire family will love this Grinch Edible Sugar Cookie Dough recipe. It's an easy dessert and snack recipe that requires just a few ingredients. And it's eggless!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Cookies, Dessert, Holiday Treats
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom



  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until nice and fluffy. Add the salt if using and mix well.
  • Next add the vanilla and food dye. Mix until color streaks appear, adding more dye until the desired color level is reached.
  • Spread the flour on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Add flour to the sugar and butter mixture a half a cup at a time, stirring until fully combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to serve and top with red heart sprinkles.


  • Don’t overmix the cookie dough or it will turn gooey.
  • Salted butter is recommended to balance the dough flavor.
  • Add mini chocolate chips or nuts if desired.
  • Change the dye color and sprinkles for other holidays and special occasions.
  • Store in the refrigerator for 3 days in a covered container.
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Nutritional Estimate

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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