Happy Hour – Christmas Recipe Edition!

Hello and Happy Thursday! I know I’ve said this everyday this week but I can’t believe it’s 4 days until Christmas!

It’s also the last Happy Hour Link Up of the year which is crazy! As usual, I’m linking up with Holly (big shout out, because it’s her Birthday today! ) and today I’m sharing an easy recipe for Christmas!

I shared about my Annual Cookie Exchange a few weeks back and its time to share my cookie! It was legit the easiest thing EVER and who doesn’t want an easy cookie to make?!

I made Christmas Kringle Cookies – you could make these for any time though and just switch up the food coloring choice πŸ™‚

β€’ 1 box vanilla (white) cake mix
β€’ 1 egg, lightly beaten
β€’ 1 tub (or 3 cups) Cool Whip
β€’ 1 tsp vanilla
β€’ Red & Green food coloring
β€’ 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Sil-

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg, cool whip and vanilla.
The dough will be thick and sticky.
3. Divide the dough in half and place one half in a second bowl. Add a couple drops
of red food coloring to one bowl and a couple drops of green food coloring to the
other bowl. Mix the food coloring into each half of the dough. Add more food
coloring as needed, until your desired color is reached.
4. Put the powdered sugar into a small bowl.
5. Use a small cookie scoop to portion the dough into the bowl of sugar. One scoop
at a time, place the dough into the sugar and roll it around until it is completely
coated. Place the dough ball on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the
remaining dough, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. (seriously, the cookies
spread A LOT).
6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are set. The center of the cookie
will still be soft, that’s ok!
7. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes.
Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


And that’s it.. so easy!! I would definitely recommend making some of these – they were a hit!

What are your go-to favorite recipes for the holidays? I can always use more that are easy πŸ™‚


3 thoughts on “Happy Hour – Christmas Recipe Edition!

  1. Rebecca @ Every Piece Fits says:

    I’ve got to try this cookie recipe! I like easy and festive cookies, especially for parties. I tend to go overboard trying to make them healthy and complicated when truly at this time of year – NO ONE cares if it’s healthy. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!


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