Every year we watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, both the original and the Jim Carey version. The kids love it, we love it, and it is always a part of our Christmas family movie night! This year I thought it would be fun to make some Grinch inspired cookies to eat while we watch how the Grinch’s heart goes from being 3 size too small to filling with the Christmas spirit. These cookies are so fun to make. It’s like playing with play dough! It’s a great activity to let your kids get their hands a little dirty! Enjoy these Grinch Inspired Cool Whip Cookies!
It only takes three ingredients for these festive green cookies… well… plus the food coloring ; ) You mix these little guys up with a box of white cake, half a container of cool whip, 1 egg and a whole lotta elbow grease. Yes… you will sit down to make these, and when you go to add the cool whip you will think to yourself “who is this crazy lady who writes a blog” She obviously didn’t make these herself. But I promise… it all works out, you just have to literally break your arm to give your kids this dessert : ). Ok ok, you won’t really break your arm, but it does take quite a bit of strength to get through this batter! Once you have the batter all prepared you dip your hands in powdered sugar (this is the part your kids will love) and take little pieces of the batter and roll it into small little balls. Let’s get baking shall we!
- 1 Box of White Cake Mix
- 4 oz Cool Whip (half a container)
- 1 Egg, beaten
- Green Food Coloring
- Powdered Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350
- Add enough powdered sugar to a bowl to dip your hands in
- In a medium bowl combine cake mix, cool whip, and egg.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Dip your hands in the powdered sugar to keep from sticking
- Take the dough by spoonfool and roll in your hands to form a ball
- Keep applying powdered sugar to your hands as needed
- Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet
- Bake 9-12 minutes or until done. (depending on size of your cookies)
Keep powdered sugar on you hands to avoid the dough sticking.
Cookies will be very soft when removed from oven, but will harden as they cool.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and can make special memories with your kids during the holiday season!
Christmas Cool Whip Cookies
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