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Grinch Cake Mix Cookies

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy cookies that are so easy to make. These festive cookies are great for the holiday season.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • hand mixer
  • Cookie Scoop


  • 1 box Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Green and white sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Add egg whites and cooking oil to cake mix. Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat on medium until well combined.
  • Add in 1-3 drops of green food coloring until desired color is achieved
  • Fold in the M&M’s. Place bowl in fridge until mixture is firm.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, drop batter, 1” apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  • Add sprinkles and allow to cool. Serve immediately.


  • Use this Grinch Cookie recipe for other holidays. Just change up the food coloring to satisfy the type of holiday you are baking for! 
  • Don't overmix these cookies. The egg whites are what give these cookies their light and airy textures so you don't want to overmix them.
  • Leave out the M&M's if you are not a fan of crunch in your cookies.
  • Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop will give you evenly sized cookies which helps with baking.
  • Do not overbake these cookies. You can your cookies to remain perfectly soft and chewy.
  • If you are having a hard time scooping these cookies, chill the cookie dough for about 20 minutes to make them less sticky.
Cookies can be stored for up to one week. And, frozen baked or unbaked for up to three months. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg