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)
- 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
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.