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Grinch Cake Mix Cookies In A Jar

Christmastime means Grinch time! Who doesn't love Grinch Cake Mix Cookies and now you can give them as a gift to family and friends in this fun Grinch Cookie Mix in a Jar Recipe with Printable Tags and all! These Grinch cookies are chewy, cake like cookies that really get you in the holiday spirit.

Grinch is an all time favorite around our house (year round actually!) and you can now make some fun Grinch cookies with cake mix now.

This adorable recipe comes with a printable tag so you can share this adorable Grinchmas gift with a friend or family member who loves The Grinch also!

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Why You'll Love This Homemade Gift in a Jar

  • Grinch themed cookie mix
  • Uses cake mix you may already have in your cupboards
  • Easy thoughtful, homemade gift for anybody on your list (espeically those who are hard to buy for)
  • Comes with Printable tags to really bring the whole gift together
  • Delicious Cake Mix Cookie Recipe in a jar
Some of the ingredients for Cake Mix Cookies in a jar.

Ingredients for Grinch Cake Mix Cookie Mix

  • White Cake Mix
  • Red Sprinkles, stored in ziplock bag - could also use red heart sprinkles or red cookie icing
  • Powdered Sugar, stored in ziplock bag
  • Green Food Gel

Additional Ingredients Needed When Baking Cookies

  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
Red twine, green food coloring, Mason Jar and red heart- all used as tools for making Grinch Cake Mix Cookies in a Jar.

Tools Needed For Grinch Cookie Mix in a Jar

Red Twine

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Ziplock Bag For Holding Ingredients

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Jar Tags (see below to download and print them)

Mason Jar For Storing

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Hole Punch for Tags

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Red Paper Heart (to Decorate Jar with)

Modge Podge (to Stick Heart to Jar)

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Tools Needed For Baking Cookies

Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Baking Sheet

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Parchment Paper

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Mixing Bowl

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Spoon for Mixing

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How to Make Grinch Cookie Mix in a Jar

  1. Dump cake mix in container and add 3 drops of green food coloring gel. Whisk together and add cake mix to Mason Jar.
  2. Put red sprinkles in a small ziplock bag and place inside jar. Put powdered sugar in another bag and place inside jar as well.
  3. Place lid on jar. Modge Podge red paper heart to front of jar.
  4. Print Grinch Tags and get Made with Love Sticker. Place sticker on jar lid. Place jar band on.
  5. Hole punch a hole in Grinch Tag and insert red twine. Tie twine with tag to jar.

How to Make Grinch Cookie Mix Cookies from Jar Gift

  1. Add cake mix, oil and eggs to mixing bowl and mix until it forms a dough.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic or towel and place dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Preheat oven to 375F. Take dough out of fridge and roll into Tablespoon sized dough balls. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll balls of dough in powdered sugar and place on lined sheet.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes.
  6. Add sprinkles to top of cookies and bake another minute.
  7. Remove and let cool before enjoying.

What Are Cake Mix Cookies?

Cake mix cookies are cookies made with boxed cake mix as the base of the recipe. You can vary and add various things to it to change it up and make many kinds and flavors of cookies. But, the base of the recipe always involves some kind of cake mix (can be boxed or homemade cake mix in a jar).

Variations, Tips & Tricks

  • When baking the cookies you can use heart sprinkles or use red gel to decorate with little hearts as well.
  • Using a cookie scoop to get the dough out is easier and makes a uniform cookie appearance.
  • Don't overbake your cookies. These cake mix cookies have a thicker dough but they cook quickly.
  • This easy cookie mix recipe uses white cake mix as the base because it's the easiest to dye green. However, you can swap this out and get yummy cookies with vanilla or yellow cake mix too- it just might turn a different shade of green than you expected.
  • If you're having trouble getting the powdered sugar to stick to the cookies, mix a little bit of cornstarch slurry in with it and it will help it stick but you won't taste it.

Do You Store This Cookie Mix?

Store it in your Grinch Decorated Mason Jar. We think it's best stored in a dark, cool place, like in a kitchen cupboard.

How Long Does The Cookie Mix Last?

As long as you're using fresh ingredients when making the mix, this mix is good for about 6-8 months or as long as the expiration date on the cake mix box if using a boxed mix. This may last longer depending on the ingredients used shelf life.

How Long Are Baked Grinch Cookies Good For?

Once you bake them, we suggest to enjoy them within 2-3 days or they'll start to harden. If leaving on the counter, store in an air tight container (like another mason jar!)

Honestly, each year when we make these Grinch cookies, they never last more than 2 days in our house, lucky if more than a few hours 😉

How To Give This As A Gift

Make sure to download these adorable Grinch Tags here and Print them out. Cut manually or use as a design to have your Cricut Print and Cut it. Use hole punch to make a hole for twine.

Grab your red twine, attach your tag to the twine and wrap it around the top of the jar. Add your Made with Love Stickers to the lid.

Make sure to include instructions on how to bake cookies using this mix and what other ingredients you may need with this cake cookie mix in the jar.

Other Recipes

Looking for some more fun recipes in a jar that you can share and give as gifts? Well, we have you covered. Check out some of these below:

Homemade Brownie Mix in a Jar

DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Holiday Sangria (for those of age to legally drink)

Pancake Mix in a Jar

DIY Bailey's Irish Cream (again, for those who can legally drink responsibly)

Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies | Also called Gobs and look similar to Oatmeal Cream Pies

Grinch Cookie MIx in a jar with tag and heart on jar.

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies In A Jar

This Grinch Cake Mix Cookies in a Jar recipe is so festive, fun and makes a great homemade gift in a jar. Grinch Cookies are EASY!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grinch Cake Mix Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies from mix
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cookie Mix:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • red sprinkles stored in ziplock bag
  • cup powdered sugar stored in ziplock bag
  • 3 drops green food gel

Additional Ingredients to add when baking cookies from mix:

  • 2 eggs
  • cup vegetable oil

Instructions

How to Make Grinch Cookie Mix in a Jar

  • Dump cake mix in container and add 3 drops of green food coloring gel. Whisk together and add cake mix to Mason Jar.
  • Put red sprinkles in a small ziplock bag and place inside jar. Put powdered sugar in another bag and place inside jar as well. Place lid on jar.
  • Modge Podge red paper heart to front of jar. Print Grinch Tags and get Made with Love Sticker.
  • Place sticker on jar lid. Place jar band on.
  • Hole punch a hole in Grinch Tag and insert red twine. Tie twine with tag to jar.

How to Make Grinch Cookie Mix Cookies from Jar Gift

  • Add cake mix, oil and eggs to mixing bowl and mix until it forms a dough.
  • Cover bowl with plastic or towel and place dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Take dough out of fridge and roll into Tablespoon sized dough balls.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll balls of dough in powdered sugar and place on lined sheet.
  • Bake for 6 minutes. Add sprinkles to top of cookies and bake another minute. Remove and let cool before enjoying.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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