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Grinch Cookies

Wonderful weekend plan: Bundle up in a blanket and (re)watch "Grinch Who Stole the Christmas" while eating these Grinch cookies. Ingredients: 1 box french vanilla cake mix 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs green food coloring, 1 drop Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting Sprinkles or candies, large heart-shaped Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 2. In the bowl of your mixer cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs. 3. Chill the dough for 10-15 minutes. 4. Drop by Tablespoon into confectioners sugar and roll into balls. 5. Place on baking sheet and press 1 large heart candy/sprinkle. 6. Bake for 8 minutes until just set. 7. Let cool 2 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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I believe I will do this tonight...thanks for the idea
Hahahaha I love Grinch. He's one of my favorite character in Christmas season. Also, since the cookie is green color, I would like to eat it with a cup of green tea latte.
Lol cute name for these cookies!
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@iluvdurian31 Re-watching it next week. I might even make these!
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