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Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Need a quick and easy recipe for a holiday party or cookie exchange? These Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are a perfect way to make homemade cookies fast.

Perfect for a holiday cookie exchange, these Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are quick to make and filled with flavor and texture!

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Participating in a cookie exchange next month? I participate in an annual cookie exchange each December with my Moms of Multiples Club, and it's so fun to see all the different flavors and varieties each year.

These Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are easy to make, textured and crunchy, and just delicious! No one will know how quickly they came together, and they'll love the flavor.

Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

I've only tried using a yellow cake mix, but I'm curious how a chocolate cake mix would change the flavor. I do like the contrast between the light-colored batter and the red candies.

To smash the peppermint candies, unwrap them and put them into a zipper bag. Use a rolling pin or hammer to break them into smaller pieces.

I used the round candies because that's what I had. If you have candy canes, use those instead!

These Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are a big hit with kids, and I love to have my crunchy, minty cookie with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate.

Happy holiday baking!

Yield: 24 cookies

Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 box cake mix (I used yellow)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 peppermint candies, crushed very fine
  • 6 peppermint candies, crushed roughly
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract


  • Finely crush 6 peppermint candies (I put them in a zipper bag and smashed them with a hammer).
  • In a large bowl, combine crushed candy with cake mix, melted butter and egg. Mix thoroughly.
  • Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • While baking, crush another 6 peppermint candies (roughly this time).
  • Sprinkle roughly crushed candies over cookies, then bake for another 5 minutes, until brown around the edges
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

    Danita Carr

    Thursday 19th of November 2015

    These looks so good! I think we might have to add these to our Christmas cookies this year! #SmallVictories

    Miz Helen

    Wednesday 18th of November 2015

    A great cookie for the holidays! Your recipe is awesome, I have pinned it. We really enjoy you sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon! Miz Helen


    Tuesday 17th of November 2015

    Thanks for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday linky. I've pinned your recipe to the Creative K Kids Pinterest board. I hope you'll join us again this week.

    Kathleen Howell

    Saturday 14th of November 2015

    These were great - I made them last year with chocolate cake mix.. I even took a photo of my husband crushing the starlight mints with a hammer - his version of Candy Crush! Hahaha..


    Thursday 19th of November 2015

    So glad to hear that they were good with chocolate!


    Thursday 12th of November 2015

    your recipe looks delicious and it seems easy to make too.. ty for sharing..


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