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Green Cake Mix Cookies


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These Green Cake Mix Cookies make a festive addition to celebrations like Dr. Seuss Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas. The best part about them is you can keep all the ingredients on hand so when your child tells you at 8 pm that he volunteered you to bring cookies to the class party tomorrow, you can whip these up easily.

When you have more time, these St. Patrick’s Day Meringue Cookies are also a hit for class parties. But they need to bake for 3 1/2 hours so they’re definitely a plan ahead treat.

green cookies on a brown table with green beads with clovers on them and a cloth in the background

The dough creates moist crinkle cookies which is perfect for showing off the bright, beautiful color.

With the rest of the cookie coated in powdered sugar, the bright color stands out even more. Trust me, kids love these!

green cookies on a brown table with green beads with clovers on them and a cloth in the background

Fun Occasions for Serving Green Crinkle Cookies

If the shamrock necklaces haven’t given it away, this batch was baked for St. Patrick’s Day. But if you pair these with a batch of my Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies, you have a great duo for Christmas treats!

Don’t forget about Read Across America Day, often referred to as Dr. Seuss Day, on March 2. I know, they’re green cookies, not green eggs and ham, but odd-colored cookies are exactly the sort of thing you’d expect in a Dr. Seuss book!

How to Make Green Cake Mix Cookies

It’s really difficult to mess up these cookies. The ingredients are pretty basic and there are just a few steps.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp green gel food coloring
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp powdered sugar
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Step 1

Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a medium sized bowl.

cake mix, oil and eggs in a metal bowl next to a spatula on a white table next to a blue and white striped linen

Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly.

Step 2

Once the mixture has reached a dough-like consistency, add the green gel food coloring.

cake mix with drops of green food coloring on top of it in a metal bowl with a spatula in it next to a white bowl of powdered sugar on a white table next to a blue and white striped linen

Mix until the green coloring is combined well into the dough.

green cake mix cookie dough in a metal bowl with a spatula in it next to a white bowl of powdered sugar on a white table next to a blue and white striped linen and a whisk

Step 3

Now we have to chill the dough for a little bit so it’s easier to work with. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Step 4

After the dough has chilled for 30 minutes, remove it from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This step is really important so don’t skip it!

Step 5

It’s time to form the cookies! Roll the dough into one-inch balls, then roll each ball in granulated sugar and next, in powdered sugar.

cookie dough in the process of getting ready to bake, one is being dipped in powdered sugar, one in granulated sugar and some on a parchment paper on a baking sheet

I know. It’s a lot of sugar. I told you these would be colorful and fun! I made no claims about them being healthy. On the upside, this might get your kids to stop boycotting all green food.

Place each ball about two inches apart on the parchment paper.

cookies on a parchment paper on a baking sheet before being baked

Step 6

Time to pop these tasty treats in the oven! Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.

They’ll be flattened out and have visible cracks.

Step 7

Your cookies are almost done. You just need to let them cool completely so they don’t break apart. Once cooled, store or serve!

green cookies on a brown table with green beads with clovers on them and a cloth in the background

Green Cake Mix Cookies

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
3 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 18
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs.
  • Use a spatula to mix all ingredients together, until you achieve a sticky, dough-like consistency.
  • Add green food coloring. Mix until tinted completely.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into one-inch balls and coat with a thin layer of granulated sugar.
  • Follow by coating the cookie dough ball in powdered sugar.
  • Place on lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 26IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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