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Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

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Whimsical Whoville Treat: Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

Embark on a culinary adventure to Whoville with these whimsical Grinch Cake Mix Cookies! Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved character, these vibrant green cookies are bursting with holiday cheer and are sure to delight both kids and adults alike. Let’s dive into the recipe and add a touch of whimsy to your holiday baking!

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Recipe: Grinch Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup red candy melts


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add a few drops of green food coloring to the cookie dough and mix until evenly tinted green. Add more food coloring as needed to achieve your desired shade of green.
  4. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch to create a coating for the cookies.
  5. Scoop tablespoon-sized portions of cookie dough and roll them into balls.
  6. Roll each ball of dough in the powdered sugar mixture until fully coated.
  7. Place the coated cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Flatten each cookie slightly with the palm of your hand.
  9. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are set and lightly golden.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cooled, melt red candy melts and paint on a red heart in the center of each cookie.

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Step into the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss’ Whoville with these delightful Grinch Cake Mix Cookies. With their vibrant green hue and charming heart-shaped garnishes, these cookies are a festive nod to the beloved holiday tale of the Grinch who stole Christmas.

The secret to these whimsical treats lies in their simplicity. Made with just a few basic ingredients, including a box of white cake mix, these cookies come together in a snap, making them perfect for busy holiday baking sessions.

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But it’s the little details that truly bring these cookies to life. From the bright green color of the cookie dough to the dusting of powdered sugar coating each cookie, every element is designed to evoke the spirit of the Grinch’s mischievous antics.

And let’s not forget the heartwarming touch of heart-shaped sprinkles or candy hearts nestled in the center of each cookie. It’s a subtle reminder that even the Grinch himself can’t resist the joy and love of the holiday season.

Whether enjoyed as a sweet treat for your family or shared with friends at a holiday gathering, these Grinch Cake Mix Cookies are sure to spread cheer and put a smile on everyone’s face. So gather your ingredients, channel your inner Whoville spirit, and let the holiday baking begin!

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