Baking cookies for my family and friends is a holiday tradition in my home. Last year I discovered a tasty little recipe on Pinterest for Grinch cookies. The green vanilla crinkle cookies are delicious and festive. I love the simplicity of using French vanilla cake mix as the base for the cookies. Grinch cookies also store well in the freezer, so you can make a big batch that will last the entire holiday season. I have even made my own green powdered sugar by milling white sugar with a few drops of green food coloring in my baby food processor. (Using green powdered sugar will result in darker green cookies without a powdery white finish.) If you want to get especially cute, you could even add a small cinnamon heart to the center of the baked cookie.
- 1 box of French vanilla cake mix
- 6 tablespoons of softened butter
- 2 eggs (or 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of real mayonnaise)
- green food coloring
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of corn starch
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Combine the powdered sugar and corn starch in a small bowl.
- Beat together the softened butter and eggs in large bowl.
- Add the green food coloring to the butter mixture.
- Slowly add the cake mix to the butter mixture. Combine thoroughly.
- Drop teaspoons of the cookie dough into the powdered sugar mixture.
- Roll the dough ball in the powdered sugar until thoroughly covered.
- Form the powdered sugar-covered dough into a ball.
- Place the powdered sugar-covered dough ball on an ungreased cookie sheet. Leave 2 inches between the dough balls.
- Bake the cookies for 9 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown.
- Allow the baked cookies to rest for a minute before removing from the cookie sheet.
- Store the Grinch cookies in an airtight container.
Grinch Cookies Recipe © 2013 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Grinch Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Corn Starch and Powdered Sugar in Small Bowl © 2013 Heather Johnson
Butter in Mixing Bowl © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding Green Food Coloring to the Butter © 2013 Heather Johnson
Blending the Butter and Food Coloring © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Cake Mix to the Green Butter © 2013 Heather Johnson
Blending the Grinch Cookie Dough © 2013 Heather Johnson
Rolling the Grinch Cookie Dough in Powdered Sugar and Corn Starch © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Powdered Sugar for Grinch Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Baking the Grinch Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Allowing the Grinch Cookies to Cool © 2013 Heather Johnson
Grinch Cookies Ready to Eat © 2013 Heather Johnson
Grinch Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Grinch Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson