Grinch Cookies

These Cake Mix Grinch Cookies are so easy and festive they’ll be sure to put you in the holiday mood!

Cake Mix Grinch Cookies

Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot,
But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not.
The Grinch hated Christmas — the whole Christmas season.
Oh, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason.

Cake Mix Grinch Cookies

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

Cake Mix Grinch Cookies and Popcorn

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before:
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store–
Maybe Christmas–perhaps–means a little bit more.”

Cake Mix Grinch Cookies

And what happened then–well, in Whoville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.
And then the true meaning of Christmas came through,
And the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches–plus two.

Grinch Popcorn

And now that his heart didn’t feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light.
With a smile in his soul, he descended Mount Crumpet,
Cheerily blowing Who! Who! on his trumpet.

Welcome, Christmas, while we stand
Heart to heart,… and hand in hand.

Cake Mix Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies

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Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

These Cake Mix Grinch Cookies are so easy and festive they'll be sure to put you in the holiday mood!

Ingredients:

1 box french vanilla cake mix , dry mix only
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
green food coloring, 1 drop
Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting
Sprinkles or candies, large heart-shaped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.
  3. Drop by Tablespoon into confectioners sugar and roll into balls. If the dough is too sticky you can chill it for 10-15 minutes before you roll into balls.
  4. Place on baking sheet and press 1 large heart candy/sprinkle.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just set.
  6. Let cool 3-4 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Notes:

  • Having read reader comments, I have tested this recipe using 1/2 Cup oil and with 1/3 Cup oil; results have been similar. I prefer using 1/2 Cup oil so I am keeping the recipe as is.
  • Take the cookies out near the 10 minute mark even if they look like they could use a few more minutes. These are cake mix cookies so they will firm up after cooling on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes after you take them out of the oven. You don't want these cookies to brown and become crunchy.
  • My son's class had a Grinch party at school and we whipped up these cookies in no time. For a Grinchy treat that comes together even more quickly you can pop a bag of popcorn and drizzle it with green chocolate candy melts. Sprinkle it with with heart candy sprinkles and let cool completely before enjoying.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen 

Grinch Cookies

Merry Christmas, friends! ♥

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