The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies. Easy to make Christmas cookies, made with cake mix are the perfect easy cookie to make. This Grinch Cake Mix Cookie recipe uses just a handful of ingredients to make the perfect easy Christmas cookies.
The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies
Looking for a simple but fun cookie to make for Christmas? These Grinch Cookies are made with a box of a cake mix, a few other ingredients, and colored green just like the Grinch!
These easy Christmas cookies are perfect for a party, a cookie exchange, or a Christmas dessert.
I also must say if you are having family movie night and watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas, then you should totally make these cookies to enjoy while watching the movie, along with our other Grinch Christmas treats!
Tips for Making Cake Mix Cookies
Don’t press the dough balls down. When you bake this chocolate crackle cookies recipe the cookies will flatten while the cookies bake.
Cookies will be soft when you remove them from the oven. If you bake them too long you will lose the soft and fudgy center, but as they cool the edges will harden up.
Make bigger cookies. If you want to make larger cookies you can, just bake them for an additional 2 minutes.
Variations of this recipe
Add chocolate chips. White chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and semi-sweet chocolate chips
Add nuts. Walnuts and pecans are great additions to these red velvet cookies.
How to Store Cake Mix Cookies
If you are like us, you know these red velvet crackle cookies aren’t going to last long but you will want to store these cookies in an airtight container.
How to freeze Cake Mix Cookies
You can freeze red velvet crackle cookies before or after baking. It is easy to do either way you want to, so freeze these cookies however you prefer.
You can freeze cake mix cookies after they are baked, just allow them to cool completely on a baking rack and then place the cookies on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once the cookies are frozen store in the freezer in an air-tight container or a zip-close bag.
If you want to freeze the cookie dough follow all of the steps until rolling them in powdered sugar. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place the cookies on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once the cookies are frozen store in the freezer in an air-tight container or a zip-close bag. When you are ready to bake the cookies remove them from the fridge and allow them to thaw for 30 minutes. Then roll in the confectioners’ sugar and bake according to the recipe.
The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 cup powdered sugar
- Red Heart Sprinkles
- Green Food Coloring
How to Make The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Stir until well combined. Add 3-5 drops of green food gel coloring (till you get to the green grinch color you want).
Pour your powder sugar into a bowl.
Scoop them with a 1 tablespoon size scoop. Roll your dough into a ball and roll the balls in the powder sugar.
Place the cookies on a sheet pan leaving two inches in between each cookie.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are slightly brown on the edges.
While cookies are cooling mix 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of water to make a “cookie glue”.
Put a dot of cookie glue on the back of each red heart sprinkle and place a red heart sprinkle on the right side top of the cookie.
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The Grinch Cake Mix Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Stir until well combined. Add 3-5 drops of green food gel coloring (till you get to the green grinch color you want)
- Pour your powder sugar into a bowl.
- Scoop them with a 1 tablespoon size scoop. Roll your dough into a ball and roll the balls in the powder sugar.
- Place the cookies on a sheet pan leaving two inches in between each cookie.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are slightly brown on the edges.
- While cookies are cooling mix 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of water to make a “cookie glue”.
- Put a dot of cookie glue on the back of each red heart sprinkle and place a red heart sprinkle on the right side top of the cookie.
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