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Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookies Recipe

Crinkle Christmas Cookies

Grinch Themed Christmas Cookies Recipe

If you are a fan of everything Christmas and the Grinch, these Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookies need to be on your radar. No one can be cranky when these cookies are around!

We may not quite be in the Christmas holiday time just yet…but we’re close enough and in my mind, it’s time. I love being able to create festive cookies that showcase fun characters from the various holidays. One of my favorite cranky creatures just happens to be the Grinch. These Grinch Crinkle Cookies are the perfect way to turn any frown upside down.

Once you say the name of these cookies, it brings a smile to everyone’s face. No one…and I mean no one, can deny how adorable the Grinch truly is. Steal Christmas? Please. If you’ve ever seen the movie or read the book you know that his bark is way worse than his bite! 

Start of the Christmas season right with this fun and festive Grinch cookies. The recipe is simple to make and the good news is that it makes more than enough to share with those friends and family members that you love. Doesn’t everyone want a piping hot Grinch Crinkle Cookie straight from the oven? I know I do! 

Crinkle Grinch Colored Christmas Cookies

Ingredients for Crinkle Christmas Cookies

1 box of White cake mix
1/3 C vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Red, and leaf green gel food coloring
1 container of white sanding sugar

Instructions to Make Crinkle Christmas Cookies

Preheat oven at 350º F.

Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs until combined.

Divide the batter into two separate bowls.

Mix red food coloring into one bowl

Mix green food coloring into the second bowl

Christmas Cookie Dough

Take about 2 tbsp of the red color of dough and 1 tbsp of the green dough and form into small sized balls.

Christmas Cookie Dough Ball

Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl

Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar

Crinkle Christmas Cookie Dough for baking

Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.

Allow cookies to completely cool before Enjoying!

Grinch Crinkle Christmas Cookie

Lego Themed Birthday Cupcakes Recipe

LEGO Themed Cupcakes

“Only the best is good enough,” – Ole Kirk Christiansen, toy manufacturer and founder of The Lego Group

LEGOS are a classic toy and I am sure and certain that they will never go out of style. Sure, they’re a pain to step on (both literally and figuratively), but they help kids build their imaginations, and I can stand behind that 100%. (No matter how many LEGOS I end up standing or stepping on!)

All jokes aside, when I heard about the second LEGO movie coming out, I was ecstatic. Immediately, I was inspired to make these LEGO Cupcakes. Safe to say, they did not last long in our household. Not only are they ultra-cute but they are incredibly delicious. The edible LEGO pieces are made of rice cereal treats and fondant: so you get a moist cake, cereal treats, fondant, and buttercream all in one dessert. Yes, please!

Birthday Cupcakes with Lego bricks on top

Ingredients needed for LEGO Themed Cupcakes

12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes (we used a cake mix)
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp yellow gel food coloring
Store-bought/ready-made rice cereal treats
4 oz. red fondant, divided
4 oz. blue fondant, divided
4 oz. green fondant, divided
Cornstarch for rolling
A small bowl of water

Ingredients for making lego themed cupcakes

Yields: One dozen Lego cupcakes

Ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool before decorating. With an electric mixer, mix together butter, sugar, and milk, gradually increasing the speed to high. These ingredients will make your buttercream and you’ll know that it’s complete once it’s smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks.

Save about 3 tbsp of the buttercream in a separate bowl. Color the rest of the buttercream with yellow food coloring.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and cut your rice cereal treats into small, rectangular shapes (about 2in x 1in). Spread entirely with white buttercream. You’ll need 24 of them.

Roll each fondant color to be about ¼ of an inch thick. Using the tip of a #12 Wilton icing tip, cut out 16 circles of each fondant color. (Hint: cornstarch will help the fondant from getting too sticky.)

Creating Candy Lego Bricks

Cover each rectangular cereal treat with fondant. You should have 8 of each color.

Use a paintbrush to brush a dab of water on the back of each minicircle fondant. Place 2 per rectangle.

Yellow frosted cupcakes for Lego Cupcake Recipe

Frost each cupcake with yellow buttercream and place 2 “Lego pieces” on top. Enjoy!

Candy LEGO brick topping on cupcakes

Cupcakes with Lego Brick Topping

Witches Broom Pretzels Recipe – Halloween Treat

Witches Broom Pretzels

Witches Broom Pretzels

These simple and easy Witches Broom Pretzels are the perfect way to get in the spooky Halloween spirit! Kick off the Halloween season with these fun treats today!

I love easy recipes. I just do. They’re great to have on hand when you want to make something creative but you just don’t have the time to devote to an hour long (or more!) project.

I also love when I can find a recipe that my kids can help with. There’s just something about being together in the kitchen that allows for the creativity to flow. It’s a time when we can bond together, work together and create together and as a busy mom, I cherish those moments.

This is why I love this Witch Broom recipe so much. With just a few simple ingredients and mere moments of time, these adorable treats are done and ready to be enjoyed.

They are perfect for a fun after-school snack or even for a school party as well. All I know is that when I make them, I fall in love with the ease and taste of them over and over again.

Give yourself a break this Halloween season and give this simple Witch Broom recipe a try!

Witches Broom Pretzels Ideas

Ingredients to Make Witches Broom Pretzels:

3/4 C Mini pretzel sticks
½ C chocolate chips
sprinkles

Witches Broom Pretzels Ingredients

How to Make These Halloween Snacks:

Line a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-second increments, mixing after each, until smooth.

Add to a piping bag with a writing tip or simply use a plastic sandwich bag and snip a small edge off.

To make sure chocolate will stick to the brooms, add a small dot of chocolate to the paper then add the end of the pretzel stick on top to secure.

Halloween Witches Broom Pretzels

Start squeezing the bag in a back-and-forth motion at the end of the pretzel stick, forming the straw/bristles of the broom.  Then decorate your bristles with your favorite Halloween colored sprinkles.

Witches Broom Pretzels Halloween Snack

Place in freezer for 5 minutes or refrigerator for 15, or until firm.

Serve to your favorite goblins.

Halloween Witches Broom Pretzels Recipe Idea

Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix Recipe

Zombie Halloween Popcorn Recipe Candy Mix

Halloween Popcorn Mix Recipe

Don’t be scared by this Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy recipe! While it may look a little creepy, it’s totally worth each and every bite! 

This is one of those Halloween treats that your kiddos just won’t be able to get enough of. (and who knows…maybe you, too!) There’s just something so hilarious and spooky about this Zombie Halloween Popcorn that will have them literally eyeballing every bite just to see what they are about to it. 

I love making this to have around the house here and there, but it’s also a fun treat for October birthdays, sleepovers and even a really cool treat to take to class parties. I can’t tell you the double takes that occur once people lay their eyes on this tasty treat. It’s hilarious.

Every year, my kids ask for this popcorn recipe by name. They love the bright colors, and of course, the random eyeballs that can be found without. Plus, they love being able to help make it as well so it really is a fun family effort each and every time that we create it. 

If you are looking for a silly and delicious treat this Halloween season, this is the one for you! 

Zombie Halloween Popcorn candy Mix

Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix

Halloween Popcorn Ingredients:

16 cups of popped popcorn
1 cup butter (1/2 cup in each saucepan)
2 cup granulated sugar (1 cup in each saucepan)
1/2 cup light corn syrup (1/4 cup in each saucepan)
1 tsp salt (1/2 tsp in each saucepan)
1 tsp vanilla extract (1/2 tsp in each saucepan)
1 tsp light green food coloring
1 tsp moss green food coloring
1 tsp brown food coloring
2 tsp baking soda (1/4 each bowl)
Zombie Halloween Popcorn Ingredients

Zombie Halloween Popcorn Recipe:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Place your popcorn evenly on two large baking pans covered with parchment paper.
Zombie Halloween Popcorn
In two medium saucepans over medium heat add 1/2 of each of the following ingredients to each saucepan.
Add butter first and melt then stir in sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt into both saucepans.
Halloween Popcorn Recipe
Bring to boil while stirring consistently and boil without stirring for 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and split the mixture into 4 small mixing bowls.
Add your food colors one in each bowl.
Mix all bowls until the mixture is evenly colored and combined. Next, stir in baking soda and the mixture will double.
Booger Halloween Popcorn Mix Recipe
Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to combine and evenly coat, then place the popcorn in the oven.
Zombie Halloween Treats
Stir the popcorn every 15 minutes for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix Recipe
ENJOY!!

Perfect Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe for the Fall Season

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

If I can’t have a pumpkin patch at home, why not have one on my cupcakes?

With the autumn season quickly approaching, I wanted to bake something inspiring. My Cupcakes with Fondant Pumpkins are cute, elegant, and I didn’t even break a sweat making them. When the kiddos came in from playing outside, they spotted them and were immediately drawn to them.

I’ve been having a blast working with fondant. Just like play-dough, fondant allows my imagination and creativity to soar. What kind of fondant pieces would you like to see next on the blog?

Fall is definitely my favorite season, so I can’t wait to make more of these cupcakes!

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