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Grinch Cake Mix Cookies Holiday Recipe

Bake up a batch of these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies and snuggle on the couch for a fun-filled family movie night! From start to finish, you can have 24 cookies ready in about 30 minutes!

Bake up a batch of these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies and snuggle on the couch for a fun-filled family movie night! From start to finish, you can have 24 cookies ready in about 30 minutes!

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies are easy, festive, and sweet!

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays because of the extra time I got to spend with my family and of course, the delicious treats! How the Grinch Stole Christmas was always one of the first movies we would watch after the Thanksgiving food coma ended. Now I can share the movie and delicious Grinch-themed treats with my own family.

Christmas cookies have always been one of my favorites, but now they are even easier by creating them using boxed cake mix. You can easily make these a darker green by using more food coloring, but for me, too much affects the flavor. This recipe is kid-friendly, so get the kids in the kitchen to help make them. They would even be great to make for Santa’s cookie plate this year!

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Bake up a batch of these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies and snuggle on the couch for a fun-filled family movie night! From start to finish, you can have 24 cookies ready in about 30 minutes!

Quick Glance at Ingredients to Make Grinch Cake Mix Cookies:

  • White cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Green food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Red heart sprinkles

How to Make Grinch Cake Mix Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a non-stick baking mat.

Add cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil to a large bowl and stir well.

Add equal amounts of green and yellow food coloring to get your desired “Grinch” color. I used 4 drops of each.

Using a cookie scoop, drop scoops of dough onto a baking sheet, 1-2 inches apart.

Bake for 9 minutes. Remove from the oven, and set the baking sheet on a wire cooling rack for one minute.

Remove cookies from the baking sheet, onto the wire cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely.

Mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl.

Add 2 drops each of green and yellow food coloring. Stir well.

Check the consistency. It should be just perfect – not too runny, and not too thick.

Spread icing on the cookies.

Place a heart in the center of the cookies.

Enjoy!

Bake up a batch of these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies and snuggle on the couch for a fun-filled family movie night! From start to finish, you can have 24 cookies ready in about 30 minutes!
Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • green food coloring
  • yellow food coloring
  • Red heart sprinkles

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


    Add cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil to a large bowl and stir well.


    Add equal amounts of green and yellow food coloring to get your desired “Grinch” color. I used 4 drops of each.


    Using a cookie scoop, drop scoops of dough onto a baking sheet, 1-2 inches apart.


    Bake for 9 minutes. Remove from the oven, and set the baking sheet on a wire cooling rack for one minute.


    Remove cookies from the baking sheet, onto the wire cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely.


    Mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl.


    Add 2 drops each of green and yellow food coloring. Stir well.


    Check the consistency. It should be just perfect - not too runny, and not too thick.
    Spread icing on the cookies.


    Place a heart in the center of the cookies.

    Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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Bake up a batch of these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies and snuggle on the couch for a fun-filled family movie night! From start to finish, you can have 24 cookies ready in about 30 minutes!

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