A Grinch twist on a classic crinkle cookies. Learn how to make a grinch crinkle cookie.
1boxFrench Vanilla Cake Mix
4tbspButter, room temp
Green Food Coloring
Red Candy Hearts
In a large mixing bowl, pour the cake mix and get out any lumps with a whisk. Next, add the butter, eggs, and vegetable oil to the cake mix. Mix until it is well combined. Pour a few drops of the green food coloring into the bowl. I used gel food coloring and it really had to be worked into the cookie dough. Go a few shades darker than you want because these cookies will lighten in color while baking. Place the bowl of dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes. While the dough is chilling preheat the oven to 375F.In a small bowl combine 1/3C of powdered sugar and the cornstarch. Use a small whisk to combine them. Once the cookie dough has chilled, remove it from the fridge and make 1 inch balls. I used a medium cookie scoop to make the balls. Then roll the ball of dough in the powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes on the middle rack in the oven. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then move to a cooling rack. While the cookies are baking be sure to put the dough back in the fridge until you are ready to make the next sheet full. Once the cookies have cooled completely it's time to glue the hearts on the cookies. In a small bowl combine 1/4 C powdered sugar and the milk. Whisk it together until it's a thicker glue-like consistency. Place it in a sandwich bag and snip the corner. Squeeze a little bit of the mixture onto the cookie and then place the red heart on the mixture. This sugar milk mixture will help hold the heart in place. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.