The next day, we congregated at our house for refreshments and a craft. I had a little Grinch theme going on. I made Grinch Cookies and Grinch Punch. How The Grinch Stole Christmas played in the background. Here is the recipe for...
1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 to 1/2 t. mint extract
6 to 8 drops green food coloring
1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients. Stir in the baking chips and chocolate chunks. Using a teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto an ungreased baking stone. Bake 8 to 10 minutes to set. Let cool for three minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Eat warm or cool completely.
For an extra special touch, drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate.
A friend of mine told me that when the Grinch movie was being made, that the producers set about trying to find the ugliest hue of green to use for the Grinch. Ugly would succintly describe the color of my cookies. As a matter of fact, most of the kids wouldn't even touch them. LOL Good thing that I had some Oreos on hand. However, the adults thought they tasted great.
For the Grinch Punch, I simply scooped some lime sherbert into cups and added 7-Up. Yummy!
I unfortunately had to break away from my Grinch theme for the craft, because I couldn't think of or find an idea that satisfied me. The kids painted an ornament of a snow family using their hands. They worked so hard, and the ornaments turned out to be so cute!
With acrylic white paint, I painted each child's fingers (snowmen) and a little bit of his/her palm (mound of snow). They then made an imprint on their chipboard ornament. The kids finished painting their snow family with toothpicks.
LITTLE MASTERPIECES! Don't you love kid's art?
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