Crinkled Grinch Cookies

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The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. 

While the Grinch may be a bit obsessed with stealing Christmas, I'm a bit obsessed with The Grinch. It is hands-down my all-time favorite Christmas movie ever. The holiday season has not officially started until I can sit down and watch the Grinch. And unlike some people, I'm an equal-opportunity Grinch-ist. While I love the original cartoon version and it will always hold a special place in my heart, if only the Jim Carey remake is on, I'll still watch it. 

I could go on for days about my little Grinch...addiction, shall we call it, but we don't have time for that. Instead, I'll just tell you that when these cookies appeared in my reader my eyes lit up like that of a small child's and I printed out this recipe with such flourish, I accidentally printed three copies. 



Crinkled Grinch Cookies
Servings: ~2.5 dozen 

Ingredients:
    • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    • 15.25 oz. box vanilla cake mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup powered sugar
    • 1 tsp. cornstarch
    • green food coloring
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
2. In a shallow dish (like a pie plate) stir together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. 
3. In a large bowl combine the melted butter, boxed cake mix and eggs. Stir until combined. (Mixture will be really thick)
4. Stir in the green food coloring. 
5. Use a spoon to drop a dollop of dough into the powdered sugar mixture. Spoon the powdered sugar over the dough until its completely coated then gently roll into a ball. Place on the prepared cookie sheet. 
6. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing the cookies at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling. The cookies will deflate a bit as they cool. 

Yes, I realize this is just a vanilla cookie with green food coloring added in, but damn it, its almost the exact color of the Grinch! And think about how many adorable children you could feed these cookies to while reading them the story of the Grinch...

On second thought, you may not want to give any adorable children a sugar rush. They aren't quite as adorable during that time. 

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the majority of the Grinch items surrounding the cookies came from our trip to Valley View Farms.

Merry Grinchmas! 

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