Gather the kids and make a batch of these while you're watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Step 1: First assemble all of your ingredients

  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix, dry mix only
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Green food coloring, 4 or 5 drops
  • Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting
  • Sprinkles or large heart-shaped candies
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Step 2: Preheat oven to 350°F. In the bowl of your mixer cream together the cake mix, oil, eggs and food coloring. You can add more food coloring if you want a darker green.

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Step 3: Drop by tablespoonful into confectioners sugar.

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Step 4: Roll into balls and cover with sugar. If the dough seems too sticky you can chill it for 10-15 minutes before you roll into balls.

Repeat!

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Step 5: Place on baking sheet about 2" apart. HINT: Use parchment paper to line the baking sheet. Cookies will not burn as easily and it makes for super quick clean-up!

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Step 6: Press one large heart candy/sprinkle into center of each cookie

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Step 7: Bake for 8-10 minutes until just set. 

TIP: Take the cookies out near the 10 minute mark even if they look like they could use a few more minutes. These are cake mix cookies so they will firm up after cooling on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes after you take them out of the oven.

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Step 8: Cool completely on a wire rack. Sit back with a cup of Who-Tea and enjoy a couple of these with the kids!

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Lori Dorman