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These Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies are the easiest cookies you’ll ever make! A box of your favorite cake mix and only a handful of ingredients are all you need to whip up these soft, fudgy, mint-loaded goodies. Be sure to work these into your holiday baking this season!
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So who else is priming their Christmas cookie baking list this week?
I don’t buy gifts for very many people in my life. Not because I’m cheap, but because gifting sweets is so much more…me.
Every year, I come up with a new cookie combo, box or platter them up, and go on a Santa-style delivery spree.
Guess what? These Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies are the easiest ever! (To the point they might make an appearance every year.)
JUST TAKE ME TO THE MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE MIX COOKIES ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy cake mix cookie recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
I know it’s been a hot second since I’ve been around with a new recipe. I’d like to say I’m sorry to have held out on you, but I was so enjoying my vacation away from real life! I’m sure you understand.
Last week was The Sweetest Season Cookie Week, hosted by my dear friend Erin.
And I completely missed it.
I had an entire week full of cookie recipes to share, and believe me when I say I tested ALL of them on vacation. They were loved and devoured by a handful of family members.
However, I came up pretty short when it came to sharing them here.
Let me make it up to you.
If you’ve never had a cake mix cookie, now is the time to try them out.
Seriously. I’ve used cake mix in all kinds of recipes, but this one has to be at the top of the list!
Drop cookies are generally one of the easiest desserts to make, but using a box of cake mix as the base cuts out so much of the legwork!
- You don’t have to worry about fat to dry ratios.
- Every batch will be as fudgy or cakey as you want (depending on your baking time).
- The flavors are spot on each time.
- And you can NOT beat the versatility!
Depending on the cake mix you choose, extracts, and mix-ins, the flavor combos are practically endless.
But – mint plus chocolate are classic and perfect for the holidays!
I used Andes mints plus a bit of peppermint extract to really mint them up. You could easily sub out crushed candy canes or mints, mint chips, or those candy cane-flavored kisses and they’d be equally yummy.
Don’t be afraid to get creative!
How To Make Cake Mix Cookies:
- First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a couple of baking sheet with silicone liners. Parchment paper works equally well at keeping the cookies from sticking.
- Next, combine the cake mix, melted butter, peppermint extract, and 2 Eggland’s Best eggs in a large bowl. (Eggland’s Best are my eggs of choice! You can’t beat the knowledge that you’re jamming even the most decadent desserts with extra vitamins and minerals.) Mix it up until it’s just combined (still a bit dry and floury.)
- Add the chocolate chips and chopped Andes mints, folding them in until the batter is combined and looks moist.
- Now scoop some of the batter with a cookie scoop. You can either drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet or roll it into a ball with your hands. Feel free to add more chips and chopped candies on top for looks. Place each dough ball at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
- Finally, bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes until they are puffy and still look slightly wet on top. (If you prefer cakey cookies, you can add an extra minute on.)
- Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Can Cake Mix Cookies Be Frozen?
After scooping the cookie dough balls, place them on a baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour.
Transfer the dough balls to a plastic zipper bag and freeze until you’re ready to bake them.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 (15.25 oz) box Devil's Food cake mix
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- 2 Eggland’s Best eggs
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 package crème de menthe thins chopped (28 mints)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats; set aside.
- Combine the cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and peppermint extract in a medium size bowl. Mix until just combined.
- Add the chocolate chips and chopped mints to the batter. Stir until fully incorporated.
- Using a small cookie scoop, portion the dough into generous balls and place them 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets
- Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, until puffy. Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.