Saturday, December 1, 2018


  Live Oak Library Christmas Cookie exchange on 12/4/18. I found the hearts at Michael's. Amazon also sells the hearts for those who don't have a Michael's near them.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before:
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store–

Maybe Christmas–perhaps–means a little bit more.”

And what happened then–well, in Whoville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.
And then the true meaning of Christmas came through,

And the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinch's–plus two.

And now that his heart didn’t feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light.
With a smile in his soul, he descended Mount Crumpet,
Cheerily blowing Who! Who! on his trumpet.

Welcome, Christmas, while we stand

Heart to HEART,… and hand in HAND.


1 box french vanilla cake mix*
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
green food coloring, 1 drop
Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting
Sprinkles or candies, large heart-shaped


Preheat oven to 350° F.

 Cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs in a medium size bowl.

Put bowl of dough in the fridge for about 20 minutes. I don't like working with sticky dough.

Drop by Tablespoon into confectioners sugar and roll into balls. 

Place on baking sheet and press 1 large heart candy.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until just set.

Let cool 3-4 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack

*The box I used was 15.25  ounces. Needed to upsize the mix.

Three ounce Cake Mix upsizer

source: Jill Cataldo

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Whisk all the dry ingredients together. Store in a air tight jar.

Whisk each time before using.

To increase a 15.25 ounce cake mix ( which this box was) add 3 ounces or 8 level tablespoons plus 1 level teaspoon of this up sizer to the cake mix.

This is one of my old recipes. I could tell by the size ( in ounces) of the cakemix . No source since it was a hand written.


  1. These look great. I will share these with someone who can have them. If I eat one I will want another.

    1. I know what you mean Dottie- that's why they are for the cookie exchange!

  2. These are adorable and so easy. I wish I had seen this before we planned our baking day for the kids. This is a sure thing for me to make. I will look for the hearts. Thanks Linda, you did it again.

    1. I thought of you making this with the kids, easy and kids love Grinch!

  3. So cute and what a great idea. Found you at Wonderful Wednesday.

    1. Sorry I'm late getting back to you! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Those are adorable! I was wondering where you found the I know where to look when I need them. Thanks Linda!

    1. You would work wonders with these. You could add different extracts and maybe cream cheese. It's a VERY easy cookie to make.

      If you need the hearts let me know.