The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies... cake mix cookies are a delicious treat but turn them green and add a heart for The Grinch and they're even better!
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The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

Perfect for Christmas time. A great holiday cake mix cookie! So good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 144
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1-15.25 oz box vanilla cake mix dry
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • red hots candies or heart sprinkles
  • green decorating gel or frosting


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl place the dry cake mix, butter, eggs and oil. Mix until well combined.
  • Add green food coloring until desired color of green is reached.
  • Mix together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Roll dough into balls and into powdered sugar mixture and place onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until done taking care not to let cookies brown.
  • Remove from oven and let sit 2 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.
  • Using green decorating gel or frosting, place a dot onto each cookie and add a red hot candy.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.5mg