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Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Julie Wunder
This Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies recipe is so easy, simple, and delicious.  No one will know these Chocolate Peppermint Cookies come together with a shortcut- boxed cake mix!  They are rich, fudgy, and festive for the Christmas holidays with peppermint or candy cane chunks!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 49 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 127 kcal


  • 1 15.25 oz Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
  • Garnish: extra chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the chocolate cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, chocolate chips, and peppermint candies.
  • Put the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Using a cookie or ice cream scoop spoon the dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. For extra pretty cookies put a few extra chocolate chips and peppermint pieces into the top of the balls.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute and then transfer to cooling racks.


Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 29IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies, Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
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