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    Grinch Cookies Recipe

    Grinch Cookies Recipe

    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.

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
    2. Combine the powdered sugar and corn starch in a small bowl.
    3. Beat together the softened butter and eggs in  large bowl.
    4. Add the green food coloring to the butter mixture.
    5. Slowly add the cake mix to the butter mixture. Combine thoroughly.
    6. Drop teaspoons of the cookie dough into the powdered sugar mixture.
    7. Roll the dough ball in the powdered sugar until thoroughly covered.
    8. Form the powdered sugar-covered dough into a ball.
    9. Place the powdered sugar-covered dough ball on an ungreased cookie sheet. Leave 2 inches between the dough balls.
    10. Bake the cookies for 9 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown.
    11. Allow the baked cookies to rest for a minute before removing from the cookie sheet.
    12. Store the Grinch cookies in an airtight container.

    Ingredients for Grinch Cookies Corn Starch and Powdered Sugar in Small Bowl

    Butter in Mixing Bowl Adding Green Food Coloring to the Butter

    Blending the Butter and Food Coloring Adding the Cake Mix to the Green Butter

    Blending the Grinch Cookie Dough Rolling the Grinch Cookie Dough in Powdered Sugar and Corn Starch

    Green Powdered Sugar for Grinch Cookies Baking the Grinch Cookies

    Allowing the Grinch Cookies to Cool Grinch Cookies Ready to Eat

    Grinch Cookies Finished Grinch Cookies

    Image Credits

    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

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