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.
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!
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
Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a medium sized bowl.
Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly.
Once the mixture has reached a dough-like consistency, add the green gel food coloring.
Mix until the green coloring is combined well into the dough.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Time to pop these tasty treats in the oven! Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
They’ll be flattened out and have visible cracks.
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 Cake Mix Cookies
- 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!
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