Saturday, December 17, 2011

PRETTY Christmas Trees and GRINCH Cookies Too!

okay, so they're not really for sale...
they are in my own personal tree lot:)
and they are SOOOO pretty, if i say so myself.
 what do you think?
thanks to my sweet friend Trisha from Glass Slippers and Stuff,
i am HOOKED on bleaching and coloring bottle brush trees.
(soak in bleach water...color in easter egg coloring...and decorate:)
i bleached, Taylor decorated.
cute huh?

i know...i keep saying that.
but doggone it, we haven't done anything this cute in a long time so let me just say it again...
CUTE!
hahahaha

and we made us some GRINCH cookies too...
 thanks to cookin cowgirl..my favorite food blogger.
sooo easy, yummy and GREEN!
and the best part...you don't even have to be a grinch to eat them:)

BEST cake batter cookies this shabby chick has ever tasted.
give em a try...you'll be hooked!
GRINCH COOKIES
       makes about 36
1 box French vanilla cake mix
6 T butter
2 eggs
Green food coloring (60 drops)
1 C powdered sugar
1 t corn starch

Preheat the oven to 375°. Melt the butter and set aside to cool. In a shallow dish, mix together the powdered sugar and cornstarch with a fork.  In a large bowl, mix together the cooled butter, cake mix and eggs. This will be a little hard to stir together. Add the green food coloring and make sure it is all mixed in. drop a blob of dough in the powdered sugar.
Move it around with spoon until it is mostly covered in powdered sugar. Then, once it is already covered, roll it into a ball and place it on a cookie sheet.
Make sure you don't over crowd the baking sheet because these cookies spread out. 
bake these for 9 minutes. (They won't look done but they are.) They will look slightly puffed up and crinkly...very GRINCHLIKE:)

that's it for me folks.
XOXOXOXO
Suzanne

4 comments:

  1. I love your adorable bottle brush trees! The pink one's make me sigh! Oh those cookies look so yummy and easy! hugs, Linda

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  2. Your trees turned out so pretty! I love those colors so much...I think I am going to go get some more because they are so much fun to make! And those Grinch cookies look so yummy! Hope you are enjoying this Christmas week!

    ~Trisha

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  3. wow, whart a cool idea. i so love pastels anyway. i made ooey gooey butter cookies 2day for 1st time. nummmmm. so now these will def be on my to do list. to late now, but maybe for st pattys day huh. leprechauns eh eh eh? so can you bleach the green bottle trees or is that what yours were anyway. i love em another to do lister. so many ideas so little time. happy christmas/holidays everyone.

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