Cookie Exchange: Grinch Crinkle Cookies...


Happy Tuesday everyone! So, today's going to be a little different because there's a virtual cookie exchange going on! YAY! I'm actually really excited to be a part of this, and also even more excited that I get to share with you my cookie baking tradition! Sometimes baking can be a little overwhelming, so thankfully this cookie recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3! And delicious too!

Every year I make our personal favorite: Grinch Crinkle Cookies! We're seriously addicted to these things (you know, till they're gone, which doesn't long to devour anyway). Like I said, they're super easy to make and doesn't require a lot of baking time either. Scroll below to see how we made these scrumptious cake cookies and to find the recipe below. Also, at the very end, don't forget to check out the next cookie blog hop.

*funny side note: I accidentally grabbed the teal food coloring, then had to go back and add yellow to make the batch green, haha!


Ryleigh bug loves these cookies too and was a great big help!





Can't bake cookies without licking what's left!





"Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day!"


"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!"


INGREDIENTS - makes between 8-12 cookies
  • 1 box of white cake mix (18.25 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp of butter (melted, then cooled)
  • green food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of corn starch
  • 3/4 cup white vanilla frosting
  • red food coloring

PREP
  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Mix red food coloring and vanilla frosting together in a small bowl till all red (about 15-20 drops)
  3. Put red frosting into a pastry bag with the frosting tip 101, and set aside till the end.
  4. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper

INSTRUCTIONS 
  1. In a shallow bowl, mix both the corn starch and powdered sugar with a fork and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mixture, butter, and eggs together. (Mixture is going to be thick, so if you're using a Kitchen Aid mixer, use the flat beater and mix on 1. Use a rubber spatula to scrape sides and to mix in between. If you're hand mixing, use a rubber spatula through out the mixing process).
  3. While mixing, add green food coloring into the dough till bright green.
  4. Once the dough is evenly bright green, take a spoon and start scooping out small chunks and drop into the powdered sugar mixture (NOTE: size of scoops will depend on how many cookies your batch will make).
  5. Evenly coat the drops of dough with the powdered sugar mixture and then place on cookie sheet (don't line them up too close, they will spread).
  6. Once the cookie sheet is fully lined, bake for about 8-10 minutes until they're nice and puffy.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes and then transfer onto cooling rack.
  8. Next, take the red frosting bag, and with the wider end of the frosting tip pointed away from you, start squeezing out two upside down little tear drops to form hearts. ***Another option to opt out of using frosting: use large heart sprinkles and place onto cookie BEFORE baking.
  9. Finally, DIG IN!

UP NEXT:
Hop on over to Laura, with Louella Reese, to snag heCranberry Orange Zest Shortbread Cookie recipe! It absolutely looks like the most delicious holiday cookie evaaaa! Plus, I LOVE cranberry and orange together, so this will definitely be a good one! CLICK HERE


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