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Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

The holidays are quickly approaching and some of you LOVE the Grinch. He’s got an attitude that makes the holidays extra fun. These Grinch Cake Mix Cookies are made using a white cake mix, powdered sugar, and vanilla as the main ingredients. Get ready to bite into sweet cookies because these are a GREAT holiday treat. Grinch Cookies for the win!

Does this recipe sound good to you? You may also enjoy my Grinch Marshmallow Pops!

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies on a Christmas plate

Grinch Cookies

Creating a fun cookie for your guests to enjoy can be hard! You want a holiday-themed treat, but you don’t want it to be too hard to make. These Grinch Cake Mix Cookies are a great option. They are made out of already made white cake mix, which is amazing! The less work that you have to do, the better! You’ll love how simple these cookies are to make. You have enough to do around the holidays, which is why these cookies are a great option for you this holiday season.

Ingredients for Grinch Cookies

ingredients for the Grinch Cake Mix Cookies
  • White cake mix – Even the Grinch would love these cookies because it uses a pre-made white cake mix!
  • Large eggs – You’ll need the eggs to help make the cookies.
  • Vegetable oil – You can’t make these fantastic Grinch cookies without vegetable oil.
  • Powdered sugar – To help bring the Grinch Cake Mix Cookies to life, you’ll need powdered sugar.
  • Milk – An important ingredient to these cookies is milk!
  • Vanilla – A sweet and welcomed part of this recipe is vanilla.
  • Green and yellow food coloring – To make the perfect Grinch color, you’ll need this food coloring.
  • Red heart sprinkles – To complete the Grinch look, grab red heart sprinkles for these cookies!

How to Make Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Start mixing the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil together.
  3. Mix the food coloring together to get the right green color.
  4. Place the cookie dough on the baking sheet in scoops.
  5. Bake and then allow to cool.
  6. Make the frosting.
  7. Add 2 drops each of green and yellow food coloring. Stir well.
  8. Check the consistency of the frosting and spread the icing on the cookies.
  9. Place a heart in the center of the cookies.

How to Store & Freeze

These cookies may be stored best when placed in an airtight container and placed in the fridge. Due to the powdered sugar consistency frosting, any heat put on it could melt the frosting. Place in fridge for storage, but take out before enjoying. If you’d like to freeze, just make sure they are in a freezer-friendly container and then place them in the freezer for 3-6 months.

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What can I do with a box of cake mix?

There is so much you can do with a box of cake mix. Including making these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies!

What can I substitute for oil in the cake mix cookies?

If you don’t have oil on hand, then you can use butter for the cookies. You will want to use the correct measurements of butter. Also, make sure the butter is cooled down after you have melted it, to use it in the cookie recipe.

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grinch cake mix cookies
Yield: 24 cookies

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

These Grinch Cake Mix Cookies are made using a white cake mix, powdered sugar, and vanilla as the main ingredients. Get ready to bite into sweet cookies because these are a GREAT holiday treat. Grinch Cookies for the win!

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil to a large bowl and stir well.
  4. Add equal amounts of green and yellow food coloring to get your desired “Grinch” color. I used 4 drops of each.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, drop scoops of dough onto a baking sheet, 1-2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove from the oven, and set the baking sheet on a wire cooling rack for one minute.
  7. Remove cookies from the baking sheet, onto the wire cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely.
  8. Mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. 
  9. Add 2 drops each of green and yellow food coloring. Stir well.
  10. Check the consistency. It should be just perfect - not too runny, and not too thick.
  11. Spread icing on the cookies.
  12. Place a heart in the center of the cookies.
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