Easy bright green Grinch cookies made with boxed cake mix! These cookies are soft and gooey, and decorated with tiny heart-shaped sprinkles, and powdered sugar. The kids can help you make these fun cookies!
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Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
¼cupcornstarch(Cornflour in the UK and Australia)
⅓ cup(75 grams)unsalted butter
1tablespooncanola oilor vegetable oil
2largeeggsat room temperature
1 15.25oz/425gbox cake mix
green food coloring
heart shaped sprinklesor candy melts
Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, combine powdered sugar with corn starch and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine butter with oil and eggs. Using a hand mixer, beat until well combined (30 seconds).
Add the cake mix, and mix until combined. The batter will be thick.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough balls directly into the powdered sugar and corn starch mixture. The dough balls will be very soft. Gently roll in the mixture and transfer to the cookie sheets.
Bake - rotating the cookie sheet halfway through - for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies have puffed up. If you cook for too long, the edges will brown and change color so avoid that from happening.
Remove from the oven. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To decorate with hearts, use 1 tablespoon of the leftover corn starch and powdered sugar and mix with 1 tablespoon of water. Use this as glue and attach the hearts. Or use icing.
Use a Small Cookies Scoop. I used a small cookie scoop, and got 32 cookies in total. Each cookie was around 2.5" in diameter. Using a bigger cookie scoop will result in a monster size cookie that can turn out too thin.
Do not overbake the cookies! If you bake the cookies for too long, the edges will turn yellow, so avoid that by watching the cookies closely.
Use the Right Equipment. Cookie baking is easy when you're using the right equipment.
For cookie sheets, I recommend using 2 of these sheets lined with these Silicone Mats.For the mixer, my favorite is this hand mixer as it comes with 9 speeds and has a low setting which many other brands don't have.As for cookie scoops, I recommend these cookie scoops. The quality is great, they're nice to use, and will last you for a very long time.