Grinch Cookies

grinch cookies

This year I participated in The Fourth Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This event supports Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national, non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used to fight pediatric cancer, which claims more young lives than any other disease in the US.

I am so proud and excited to be a part of this event.

I received names and addresses of three food bloggers and sent them each a dozen cookies. I also received three dozen cookies from three different bloggers. I’ll be sharing their awesome recipes later. Truth…I’ve been eating a lot of cookies lately. Hips don’t lie! This week I’ll be linking you up with the other awesome bloggers that I was introduced to. They are really awesome and I can’t wait to share their awesomeness with you!

I pinned this recipe from In Katrina’s Kitchen and could not wait to make them. This was the perfect opportunity. They are super simple and totes adorable!

The Grinch is my absolute favorite Christmas special. Ok, I’m a Charlie Brown Christmas fan as well, but who can resist Cindy Lou Who and Max the Dog. I mean really.

“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!”

These cookies are not only cute and clever, they are really delicious.

They are going to be a great classroom Christmas party treat and with some creative packaging, an adorable little gift.


1 box french vanilla cake mix (not yellow cake mix or your cookies will be a funky color)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
green food coloring, 1 drop gel or 2 drops liquid
Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting
Sprinkles or candies, large heart-shaped


1.Preheat oven to 350° F.
2.With an electric mixer, cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.
3.Chill the dough for 10-15 minutes.
4.Drop by Tablespoon into confectioners sugar and roll into balls.
5.Place on baking sheet and press 1 large heart candy/sprinkle.
6.Bake for 8-9 minutes until just set.
7.Let cool 2 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

*Note: Make sure you chill the dough well or your cookies will spread and flatten. They’ll still be delicious though.

Enjoy! And Merry Grinchmas!

*Note: If you’re a food blogger and would like to be notified of next year’s cookie swap sign ups click here

About Cluttercafe

Wife to a great guy. Mom to two active, wonderful kids. Full time working woman trying to keep it all together.
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