Merry Christmas from your friends at CRG Texas!

Try out this holiday cookie recipe with your family!

Cookie 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

“!Royal Icing Ingredients:” (optional)

2 Egg Whites
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
Red Gel Food Coloring
#2 Tip
Pastry Bag

Cookie Directions:

  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 Grinch green (I used about 5 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. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.grinch cookies featured
  10. Royal Icing Directions:
  11. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring) Note: If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 Cup powdered sugar.
  12. Spoon the icing into a bowl.
  13. Add several drops of red gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing and stir well to mix the color.
  14. Spoon the red icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.
  15. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  16. Free hand draw the tiny red hearts or if needed trace the hearts to the underside of the wax paper to copy with the red icing.
  17. Allow to dry for 5-10 hours.
  18. Cut the wax paper surrounding the hearts into small squares then peel the wax paper away from the back of the heart.
  19. Place the small heart in the bottom of the cookie. If you need it to stick, you can use a bit of the royal icing to “glue” it to the cookie.

Serve and Enjoy!