"And they say the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day." Crinkled Grinch Heart Cookies are easy cake mix cookies died green and topped with a heart shaped sprinkle.
While the Grinch may be a bit obsessed with stealing Christmas, I am a bit obsessed with the Grinch. It is hands-down my all time favorite Christmas movie and practically all of our Christmas decorations are of the Grinch.
What are Crinkled Grinch Heart Cookies?
Crinkled Grinch Heart Cookies are so easy to make! The basis of the cookie is cake mix that has been dyed green with food coloring. Before baking, the cookie dough is rolled in powdered sugar to give it that crackly, crinkled effect. And then as soon as the cookies come out of the oven, they're topped with heart shaped sprinkles.
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
Ingredients for this recipe
- box of white cake mix
- canola or vegetable oil
- green food coloring
- powdered sugar
- heart shaped sprinkles
Instructions for this recipe
First, preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Then, mix up the cake mix into a batter. Combine the boxed cake mix, canola oil and eggs together into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on low speed until combined. (The batter will be really thick.)
Next, add in the green food coloring. Add in a few drops of the green food coloring and mix until it reaches your desired color.
Then, roll the dough into balls. The batter will be very thick and sticky, so spray your hands with cooking spray and form the dough into 24 evenly sized balls. Roll each of the balls into the powdered sugar, shake off the excess and place on the prepared baking sheet.
After that, bake your cookies! Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
Finally, decorate the Grinch cake mix cookies. While the cookies are still warm, place a heart shaped sprinkle in the center of each cookie. Then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Items used in this recipe
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- Green food coloring: I like Wilton gel food coloring. I use a toothpick to get a dollop of the gel onto it and then add it to the batter.
- Heart shaped sprinkles: these large heart shaped sprinkles from Wilton are what I used in this recipe.
Tips for Grinch Crinkle Cookies
- The cookie dough is very sticky. You can refrigerate it for 30 minutes to help with this, or spray your hands with cooking spray to ensure that the dough doesn't stick.
- Cake mix cookies are barely baked. Once the cookies rise and are set in the center, they are cooked through. This keeps them light and airy.
- If you cannot find heart shaped sprinkles, you could use icing to draw a heart shape on the cookies.
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Crinkled Grinch Heart Cookies
- 15.25 oz white cake mix
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 drop green food coloring
- heart shaped sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine cake mix, canola oil and eggs together in a stand mixer. Beat on low speed until combined. (Batter will be very thick.)15.25 oz white cake mix, ⅓ cup canola oil, 2 large eggs
- Add in food coloring until it reaches your desired color.1 drop green food coloring
- Spray you hands with cooking spray and gently roll out cookies into a 1 inch ball.
- Dip cookie dough into the powdered sugar and shake off the excess. Place on the prepared baking sheet.⅓ cup powdered sugar
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until just set.
- Remove from the oven and gently place the heart shaped sprinkle in the center of the cookie while it is still warm. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.heart shaped sprinkles
- Then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
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