Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grinch Crinkles

How The Grinch Crinkled Christmas!


Do you have children in the house?  Dust off that old Dr. Seuss book, or watch the film! Then make Grinch Crinkles together!...No kids?...Make a plate of Grinch Crinkles for that certain someone in your life with a "heart two sizes too small"... You may even get a smile out of them:)

It is a classic! How The Grinch Stole Christmas. By Dr. Seuss.

Since 1966 the story has been adapted into numerous forms, stretching from  LP records to live-action films.  Still, my favorites are the original book and the old school Boris Karloff film. Below is a clip I found on YouTube. You can watch the whole film on YouTube if you would like. It comes in 3 parts.



Last night I made Grinch Crinkle Cookies. These are not Crinkles from a "crinkle" recipe. Rather, these are cake batter cookies with a Grinch colored Crinkle look. I made two different recipes so that everyone has a recipe for their liking. Both recipes were great. The consistency of the cookie is pretty much the only difference. Otherwise the taste is the same. Whether you like your cookies thick or thin, fluffy or stiff, you can choose the recipe that suits you best. Both have the great cake batter taste and the perfect Grinch look. 



Grinch Crinkles
(Flat and Chewy Version)
(Slightly adapted from Tasty Kitchen)

Ingredients
- 6 Tablespoons of Butter melted
- 3/4 cup of Powdered Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Corn Starch
- 1 box of light colored cake mix. 18.25 oz.
(Your choice. White, Butter Flavor, French Vanilla, etc.)
- 2 eggs
- 55-60 drops of green food coloring

Directions
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Mix Powdered Sugar and Corn Starch together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl pour cake mix, eggs, and melted butter. Mix together.
- Drop 60 drops of green food coloring into the cake mixture.
- Mix until color is evenly spread throughout.
- Dough will be thick and sticky.
- Using two spoons drop globs into the powdered sugar.
- Lightly toss and then remove.
- Use your palms to roll it into balls about the size of ping pong balls.
- Drop the dough ball back into the powdered sugar mixture.
- Roll around until completely covered. Don't worry about getting too much sugar on there. The more the better.
- Place the ball on a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
- Do NOT press dough down. Leave it in the ball form.
- Pop the cookies in the preheated 375 degree oven for 9 minutes.
- They won't look done but they are.
- Pull them out and let them rest for a minute on the baking sheet before removing them to the cooling rack.
- Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
- Deliver with a smile to your local Grinch.


Grinch Crinkles
(Thick and Cakey Version)

Ingredients
- 4 oz. Cream Cheese at room temperature
- 3/4 cup of Powdered Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Corn Starch
- 1 box of light colored cake mix. 18.25 oz.
(Your choice. White, Butter Flavor, French Vanilla, etc.)
- 2 eggs
- 60 drops of green food coloring


Directions
-Preheat the oven to 350
-Mix Powdered Sugar and Corn Starch together in a bowl. Set aside.
-With electric mixer or big muscles mix well the cake mix, eggs, and cream cheese.
-Drop 60 drops of green food coloring into the cake mixture.
- Mix until color is evenly spread throughout.
- Dough will be very thick and sticky...Almost stretchy.
- Using two spoons drop globs into the powdered sugar, and lightly toss.
- Use your palms to roll it into balls about the size of ping pong balls.
- Drop the rolled dough ball back into the powdered sugar mixture and roll around until completely covered.
- Don't worry about getting too much sugar on there. The more the better.
- Place the ball on a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
- Do NOT press dough down. Leave it in the ball form.
- Pop the cookies in the preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes until edges set.
-They won't look done but they are.
- Pull them out and let them rest for a minute on the baking sheet before removing them to the cooling rack.
- Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
- Deliver with a smile to your local Grinch.

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you! Our first Christmas movie this year will be 'The Grinch' - and we will enjoy these cookies as well as those cute strawberry/grape/banana on a stick things that look like a grinch head. Merry Christmas....soon :)

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