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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cookies Recipe

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Stefanie Fauquet


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 stick butter; melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Green food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In small bowl, combine corn starch and powdered sugar; stir together
  3. In a large bowl, mix together vanilla cake mix, melted butter, oil and eggs (the consistency will be thick)
  4. Add drops of green food coloring to cake batter until bright green color is achieved
  5. Use small scoop or 2 spoons to gather up individual balls of dough and roll into the sugar/starch mixture until covered (avoid touching the dough as the food color may transfer to skin)
  6. Place dough balls two inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crackled and puffed
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to cooling rack