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Grinch cookies on a white plate with holiday towel
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5 from 2 votes

Grinch Cookies

These 4-ingredient grinch cookies are as easy to make as they are fun to eat. They only take 25 minutes from start to finish and the kids will love them especially when you enjoy them while watching the Grinch on tv or reading the classic book!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: cookies, Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, gluten-free, grinch
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 168kcal
Cost: $6



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a stand mixer, combine the dry cake mix, the dry pistachio pudding mix, butter and eggs then mix well
  • Using a mini cookie (icecream) scoop, roll dough into about 1” balls
  • In another bowl, combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch
  • Roll each cookie dough ball in the powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture
  • Place balls on a silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake cookies 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly brown on the bottom and still soft to the touch on top (I like them just undercooked)
  • Remove cookies from the oven and immedietely press a candy heart gently into the corner of each
  • Let the cookies rest for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack


Pro Tip: Any gluten-free cake mix will do but I prefer this easy to find Pillsbury gluten-free yellow cake mix
You can make these dairy-free by simply using a dairy-free butter stick and a dairy-free, gluten-free cake mix. 
I love to freeze them and pull just one or two out when I want (I almost put need) them. They only take 15 minutes or so to thaw. Although, I love them cold and a bit frozen. 
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Make sure to cool them entirely before putting them in a container with the lid and keep them in a cool, dry place so the powdered sugar doesn't get moist.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg