Grinch Cookies

I'm always on the hunt for fun festive recipes this time of year so when I stumbled upon a recipe for "Grinch Cookies", I knew I had to try it.


1 box of french vanilla cake mix
2 eggs
1 drop of green food coloring
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
Powdered sugar for dusting
Heart shaped red candies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and food coloring in a mixing bowl
Chill dough for 10-15 minutes in the fridge
Scoop tablespoons full of the dough into a dish of powdered sugar and roll into cookie balls
Press heart candies into dough and move to the oven
Bake on a non-stick cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes

Unfortunately after checking several stores, I was unable to find heart shaped candies (I bet I'll see them everywhere for Valentines Day!) so I improvised with good ol' regular red candies. The cookies are amazingly soft and chewy and very festive!


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  1. So easy and so fun. My five year old would love these!

  2. Such a fun recipe to make with the kids!! Thanks :)

  3. How adorable!! I'm making a Grinch cocktail for the Thursty Thursday linkup this week!! Be sure to stop by and check it out!!

  4. I really like that these cookies are vanilla - I love chocolate but sometimes feel like I don't get enough vanilla in my life LOL!

  5. This is the cutest idea... and sounds so delish at 7am, HA! I will definitely be making these with Mia asap!

  6. Oooh I love cookies made with cake mix, they're always so fluffy! What a great idea!

  7. Cake mix cookies have quickly become my favorite, YUM!

  8. These really couldn't be any easier! And now I'm even more excited to make my Grinch cookies for Christmas :)

  9. Those are so cute! I love the idea of Grinch cookies. I need to get it together and make a Christmas cookie recipe.

  10. great idea..i like these cookies..thanks for sharing the recipe

  11. MMMMMM looks good :)

    Side note: Do you guys do the recipe hop every week? I have a few recipes I wanna share!!

  12. So yummy looking! I want to know how you eat all of these goodies and stay so thin! Jealous!!

  13. I could definitely go for some of those right now!

  14. These cookies are so yummy looking! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! :-)

  15. These are so so so cute! I love holiday cookies because of how creative they can be!