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Grinch Cookies

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These Grinch Cookies are the ultimate holiday cookie. They have a soft, gooey texture, are colored to the perfect shade of Grinch-green and topped with powdered sugar and a tiny red heart sprinkle. They are so perfect, you’ll never need another Christmas cookie recipe again!

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The Grinch is a mean one. He doesn’t like Christmas nor does he like cookies. And that is ENTIRELY OKAY. Because, that means more cookies for you and me! SCORE!

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In all seriousness, if you love The Grinch movie as much as I do, you are going to love these cookies!

These Grinch crinkle cookies are so easy to make and are quite tasty! My kids can’t seem to get enough of them!

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Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookie Ingredients:

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Cookie Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Add powdered sugar and corn starch together in a loaf pan.  Mix well.

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Mix the butter, cake mix, oil and eggs together (the batter will be thick).

grinch cookies step two

Stir green food coloring to get the perfect Grinch green color (I used about 3 drops).

grinch cookies step three

Using a small ice cream scoop get a chunk of dough then roll it into the powdered sugar/corn starch mixture.

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Pick up the dough and roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet.

Place the cookie balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until they puff up.

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Cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Once the cookies have cooled, mix a tablespoon of powdered sugar and a teaspoon or so of water, to make a tiny bowl of sugar glue to stick the heart sprinkles onto the top. You can also gently push the heart onto the dough before it gets baked.

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You can serve and enjoy right away or store in an airtight container for future consumption!

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Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Grinch Cookies are the ultimate holiday cookie. They have a soft, gooey texture, are colored to the perfect shade of Grinch-green and topped with powdered sugar and a tiny red heart sprinkle. They are so perfect, you'll never need another Christmas cookie recipe again!

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 2 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Corn Starch
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Parchment Paper
  • Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add powdered sugar and corn starch together in a loaf pan.  Mix well.
  3. Mix the butter, cake mix, oil and eggs together (the batter will be thick).
  4. Stir green food coloring to get the perfect Grinch green color (I used about 3 drops).
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop get a chunk of dough then roll it into the powdered sugar/corn starch mixture.
  6. Pick up the dough and roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Place the cookie balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until they puff up.
  9. Cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
  10. Once the cookies have cooled, mix a tablespoon of powdered sugar and a teaspoon or so of water, to make a tiny bowl of sugar glue to stick the heart sprinkles onto the top. You can also gently push the heart onto the dough before it gets baked.
  11. You can serve and enjoy right away or store in an airtight container for future consumption!

Notes

This recipe will make exactly 2 dozen cookies using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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