Need a quick and easy recipe for a holiday party or cookie exchange? These Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are perfect!
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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!
- 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
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