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Thursday, October 18, 2012

"How the Grinch Crinkled Christmas" Cookies - 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats (Week 4)




Last year, Caitlin really got into some of the Christmas movies and TV shows. How the Grinch Stole Christmas was one of her favorites, along with Shrek the Halls. Maybe she has a thing for green characters? :)  Actually, she really only watched to watch the scenes with Cindy Lou Who. She has already requested to watch it again this year.  I think I'm confusing her by baking Christmas cookies before Halloween and telling her it's not really Christmas yet.  Anyway...I knew these cookies would be a hit and I was right.  With just a short list of ingredients, chances are you have everything to make these already. They are soft and chewy. Make sure you follow the instruction not to overbake. They won't look quite done when you take them out, but that's okay - they are! If you bake them too long, they will start to brown and not look as pretty.

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Source: Cookin' Cowgirl  (Makes about 3 dozen)

Ingredients:
  • 1 18.25 oz box French vanilla cake mix
  • 6 T butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Green food coloring (I used a good amount of the Wilton Kelly Green)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t corn starch
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375°. Melt the butter and set aside to cool. In a shallow dish, mix together the powdered sugar and cornstarch with a fork. In a large bowl, mix together the cooled butter, cake mix and eggs. This will be a little hard to stir together. Add the green food coloring and make sure it is all mixed in.

Take two spoons and drop a blob of dough in the powdered sugar. Move it around with spoon until it is mostly covered in powdered sugar. Then, once it is already covered, roll it into a ball and place it on a cookie sheet.

Make sure you don't over crowd the baking sheet because these cookies spread out.

Each oven is different, but I bake these for 9 minutes. (They won't look done but they are.) They will look slightly puffed up.

Take them out of the oven and cool for one minute. Then move onto a cooling rack. They will drop a little, but will still be nice and chewy.


20 comments:

Cara Peace said...

What a wonderful idea! I love these cookies!!

Louanne Bertrand said...

Great minds think a like! I made the chocolate version of these. The green makes a great addition to a cookie tray!

Pam@TheMeltaways said...

these have got to be the cutest idea! LOVE them!

Elaine said...

This is such a fun idea! You could even do half green and half red cookies. Love, love it!

Lisa said...

That color is superb!

Tracy said...

How creative, love it!

Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction said...

These cookies caught my eye right away. I've never seen them before and they look so easy to make. I must add them to my Christmas cookie list.

laurie said...

What a fun cookie!

Katrina said...

Yum! Love cake mix cookies and love the green. Haven't seen or thought of doing that. Could probably do red with white cake mix, too. Love the play on Grinch/crinkled.

Becca said...

Oh my gosh! This is such a cute idea :) I love it, I'm going to have to try them out this Christmas!

Alida said...

These are way too cute! What a fun idea!

Erin said...

These are awesome! Can't wait to make these. Thanks!

Devin said...

Made these today and not only do they look awesome being green, but they taste delicious! It's like a cakepop without a stick.

megan said...

I made these yesterday for our family movie night these were very tasty and just so fun. I posted this on my blog. Thanks for such a fun recipie.

mandi said...

I think the overall coolest thing about these cookies is that they point out that you can turn any box cake mix into cookies. There are so many places to go with this that my mind is spinning with the possibilities!

kaysee said...

I made these today, my oven must be hotter or something because mine got a little brown. They aren't as pretty, but just as yummy!

Amy Nordgren-Ditz said...

Love the cookies! Super cute- I just shared your post on my blog on my Dr. Suess round up. I read your about page and it's always nice to find another blogger from Ohio! You can check out the post on my blog http://thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/2013/03/dr-suess-round-up.html

Abby Bowlby said...

Do you think if I used a box of red velvet cake mix I could have red crinkle cookies??!!

Melissa said...

Yes, I have made them with Red Velvet mix for Valentine's day and they work just as well!

Meghan said...

Seems I'm a year late to this post! lol But I'm making this with my 7 year old son today and he's loving the process! We skipped the two spoons and opted for cookie scooper to save time and mess and it seems to be working wonderfully. Awesome recipe! :)

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