Grinch Cookies with a Big Heart

Make these Grinch Crinkle Cookies for Christmas or Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. They are easy to make from a box cake mix, food coloring, powdered sugar and some candy hearts.

I made these Grinch Cookies with a big heart a few months ago for my daughter’s Dr. Seuss day party at school. They were a big hit with all her friends. They are really simple to make and you just need a box of cake mix and some big red hearts to start with.

Grinch Cookies with a Big Heart

The Grinch Cookies Recipe

I usually bake from scratch and I am sure you could use a regular sugar cookie recipe but I wanted to try this one and it is light and fluffy. Next time I would use a little more food coloring, they do lighten up a bit when they bake. They would look great on some Grinch Paper Plates from your local party store.

Grinch Cookies with hearts
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Grinch Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 83kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • green food coloring , a few drops, start with 1 and add until preferred color is achieved. .
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting
  • Sprinkles or candies , large heart-shaped


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In the bowl of your mixer cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.
  • Chill the dough for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drop by Tablespoon into confectioners sugar and roll into balls.
  • Place on baking sheet and press 1 large heart candy in center.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until just set.
  • Let cool 2 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.3mg

If you love the Grinch you will want this book and Also see these Grinch Gift Ideas

These cookies are just so cute, you will love them. If your school celebrates Dr. Seuss week they will be a big hit. Let me show you the Cupcake Stand I made for the party.

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  1. Hi I am popping over from How To Get Organized At Home and just wanted to say thank you for sharing your post. I love the Grinch and these cookies look like fun, thanks again for sharing:)

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