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Grinch Crinkle Cookies

Course Christmas
Keyword Christmas, cookies, cream cheese, crinkle cookie, Frosting, grinch, Recipe
Servings 4 dozen cookies
Author Lisa


Cookie Recipe:

  • 1 Box Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 8-ounce container Cool-Whip
  • 2-3 drops green food color
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling the cookie dough
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or a Silpat
  • 1-8 ounces package cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 stick 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 pound 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Cookie Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place the lemon cake mix, egg, cool-whip and the green food color in a bowl and mix with a fork or spoon until well blended. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Freeze the cookies for about 2-3 minutes before you roll them in the powdered sugar.
  • Roll them in the powdered sugar and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the powdered sugar a little at a time and mix.
  • Continue until all sugar is mixed and you don't see any lumps.
  • Add 1-3 teaspoons of milk or heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Add red food gel a few drops at a time until you get the shade of red you want.