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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

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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

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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

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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