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Peppermint Stuffed Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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These simple chocolate cake mix cookies are stuffed with peppermint patties and topped with chocolate mint candies. They are a chocolate and mint lover’s dream come true! 

close up showing the peppermint patty center inside the chocolate cookie.

      Festive cookies don’t get much easier than this! Start with a three ingredient cookie dough and add a couple of fun twists for something amazing. That’s right, they are chocolate cookies with a peppermint patty baked inside.

A sprinkling of candy on top makes it extra special. They are great for just because cookies but would be a wonderful addition to your holiday cookie trays as well.

     Sometimes you want a homemade sweet treat, but don’t want to put in a ton of effort.  It’s okay, we’ve all had those days.

      These cookies are perfect for these moments. They are also great for when you want out of this world Christmas cookies without a super long grocery list.

ingredients for making peppermint candy stuffed chocolate cake mix cookies

       The actual cookie dough only takes three ingredients. That’s right, a chocolate cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil is all you need.

      All you have to do is mix them up and wrap the dough around a small peppermint patty.  Add a few Andes mint baking bits to the top and they are ready to bake.

       The mix of cool peppermint and chocolate screams Christmas to me, but they don’t have to be reserved for the holidays. They would be wonderful with any mug of hot cocoa or coffee any old time of year.

wrapping chocolate cookie dough around peppermint patty.

Storing your cookies 

You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Toss a piece of sandwich bread into the container with your cookies to help keep them extra soft.

You can freeze cookies for several months. Then enjoy them frozen, let them come to room temperature naturally or put them in the microwave for a few seconds for a warm and gooey treat!

pink plate filled with peppermint patty chocolate cookies ready to eat.

Easy substitutions 

If you aren’t a huge peppermint fan, don’t despair! You can easily change up this idea in a variety of ways.

Wrap the cookie dough around a Rolo for a chocolate and caramel treat. Realistically you could try any mini candy bar in a similar way.

stack of peppermint stuffed chocolate cookies with mint chocolate baking chips in background.

I can imagine a snickers stuffed cookie being really good, can’t you? Or do one with a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Actually, excuse me while I run to the kitchen and whip those up. That really does sound good! 

chocolate cookie with mint chocolate chips on top.

More great cookie recipes

If you love the idea of super simple cookies, I have a whole collection of cake mix cookie recipes! There is something for everyone and there are some festive ideas in there too if you are looking to round out your holiday treats.

If you would like to bake up your cookies from scratch, we have you covered there too.  These big and chewy chocolate mint cookies require more measuring, but are still easy to make!

For a bit of a coffee twist, check out the peppermint mocha shortbread cookies.  They are a slice and bake treat that is fun to make!

Yield: 20 Cookies

Peppermint Stuffed Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

close up of peppermint patty stuffed chocolate cookie

These simple chocolate cake mix cookies are stuffed with peppermint patties and topped with chocolate mint candies. They are a chocolate and mint lover's dream come true! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 20 small peppermint patties (snack size)
  • 1/2 cup Andes baking bits (or other mint chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Stir together the cake mix, oil and eggs until completely combined.
  3. Take about 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough (the size of a small cookie scoop).  Flatten the dough and place a peppermint patty in the center. Fold the dough around the candy to completely encase it. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Repeat with remaining dough and candies, leaving two inches between the cookies on the pan.
  5. Put about 1 teaspoon of mint chips on top of each cookie, lightly pressing them into the dough.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool for at least 10 minutes on the tray before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These simple chocolate cake mix cookies are stuffed with peppermint patties and topped with chocolate mint candies. They are a chocolate and mint lover’s dream come true!

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Amy

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

I love peppermint everything. These cookies totally remind me of Peppermint Patties, which I love. And so simple. Definitely a keeper.

Carlee

Sunday 8th of November 2020

You are going to fall in love with these then!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Friday 30th of October 2020

Wow Carlee, you made such yummy looking cookies! My daughter and friends would love these cookies. Thanks for the recipe to make them.

Carlee

Sunday 8th of November 2020

I hope they enjoy them!! Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Friday 30th of October 2020

These look absolutely scrumptious and would be so great on my Christmas trays! Have a sweet weekend my friend!

Carlee

Sunday 8th of November 2020

They are perfect for the holidays for sure! Thank you!

mommar6

Friday 30th of October 2020

Wow. What a fun and easy treat

Carlee

Sunday 8th of November 2020

They really are, thanks!

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