Crinkle Grinch Cookies – Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Christmas already?! No? That’s okay, too! You don’t really need any particular season to celebrate and recreate my fun little Crinkle Grinch Cookies! These cookies tasted even better while watching the Grinch with my family during this holiday season! Christmas movies our my favourite and each year we spend time watching all the classics! These tasty Crinkle Grinch Cookies will make any movie night sweeter!

Crinkle Grinch Cookies

These Grinch cookies taste like heaven! They have a nice soft cake-like texture and they don’t really need to be Grinch green. You could make them any colour that you want. The cute little heart on the top is the perfect embellishment. I think these are the cookies that I am going to leave out for Santa this year! ❤ 

These parchment sheets are perfect for baking cookies. They make clean up easy and no burning!

Crinkle Grinch Cookies Recipe

Crinkle Grinch Cookies

Crinkle Grinch Cookies

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Chill: 15 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Bella
These Crinkle Grinch Cookies have a nice soft cake-like texture and the cute little heart on the top is the perfect embellishment.
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  • 1 Box vanilla cake mix
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • food coloring Green
  • 1 Sprinkle Icing sugar for dusting
  • 1 Pinch sprinkles Large heart-shaped


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In the mixer bowl, cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.
  • Chill the dough for 15 minutes.
  • Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then roll in icing sugar.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and press a large heart sprinkle in the middle.
  • Place baking sheet and cookies in the fridge to chill for 5 minutes.
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Let cool on pan and then remove to cool completely on a wire rack


Gel food colouring is preferred in order to get the vibrant colour.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

These Crinkle Grinch Cookies would be the perfect treat for the grumpy person in your life. Who could stay grumpy after seeing these cookies? I bet their heart will grow three sizes! 

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

Fun fact about the original Dr. Suess’s The Grinch is that when the book was first published, the Grinch was black and white with pink eyes!! It wasn’t until the book was made into animation in 1996 that the director decided to make the iconic Grinch green!!

Crinkle Grinch Cookies

You might also like Chocolate Marshmallow Pops, Cranberry Orange Biscotti or Warm up With a Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar.

If you enjoyed making these cookies, this recipe is very versatile. It can be used for other festive times during the year. Simply celebrate Valentine’s by colouring them red or even orange for Halloween! You can get as creative as you want, as long as you’re not a mean one like Mr. Grinch! 

Let me know if you make these Crinkle Grinch cookies!


xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.


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