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chocolate cookies rolled in crushed peppermint

Cake Mix Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies

These flavorful cookies are light and delicious and perfect for the holidays.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Mix Cookies, Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Servings 4 dozen cookies
Author Beverly


  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese (Softened)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (Softened)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Crushed Peppermint


  1. Allow cream cheese and butter to come to room temperature.

  2. Combine cream cheese and butter in mixer and cream together.

  3. Add egg and beat on medium until combined.

  4. Add cake mix to mixture, 1/2 of the box at a time and beat on medium until dough is formed.

  5. Stir in chocolate morsels.

  6. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  7. Divide dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 

  8. Preheat oven to 350.

  9. Remove from refrigerator and roll in crushed peppermint, followed by the powdered sugar. Place in pre-heated oven. Check cookies at 8 minutes and add 2 minutes as needed until done. Don't over bake.

  10. Remove from oven and allow cookies to rest for 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack for cooling.

  11. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.