Chocolate cookies loaded wtih peppermint. Delicious.

Peppermint Mocha Cake Mix Cookies

Everyone loves Peppermint Mocha Lattes, right?  Why not make a peppermint mocha cookie?  The best part is that these cookies start with a devil’s food cake mix and are ready for the oven in record time.  The end result is a dark chocolate cookie with crushed peppermint embedded in the top.  It’s festive looking and delicious.  

Peppermint mocha cookies made from a cake mixAll you need to do is mix up a batch of cake mix cookies, starting with a devils food cake mix.   Once the cookies are mixed, the dough is rolled into balls.  The balls are then dipped into finely crushed peppermint candies.  The hard peppermint candies, or candy canes, can be crushed either by hand or in a high powered blender.    Once they are dipped, simply bake with peppermint side up until the cookies are done.The devil's food cookies are topped with crushed peppermintThe end result was delicious.  Give our recipe for Peppermint Mocha Cake Mix Cookies a try and let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Peppermint Mocha Cake Mix Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 36
This simple, yet delicious chocolate cookie is loaded with the flavor of peppermint and just a hint of coffee. Cook's Note: If you don't drink or use coffee, it can be omitted from the recipe.
  • 1 (15.25 to 16.5 ounce) box of devils food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup safflower oil
  • ½ -1 teaspoon instant coffee powder or to taste (optional)
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour crushed peppermint candies onto a shallow bowl or plate and set aside.
  3. Pour cake mix into a bowl.
  4. Add eggs, oil, and instant coffee powder.
  5. Mix well until dough is formed.
  6. Roll dough into 36 walnut sized balls.
  7. Dip the top of each ball into the crushed peppermints.
  8. Place each ball, peppermint side up onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
  9. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them to a cooling rack.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.3g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 9mg
Sodium 122mg
Total Carbohydrates 11.6g
Dietary Fiber 0.0g
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 0.9g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%

An alternative method for making these cookies is to stir the crushed peppermints into the cookies and then top each one with a peppermint kiss prior to baking.Peppermint kisses atop peppermint mocha cake mix cookies.The only down side to this is that the tip of the peppermint kisses tend to brown a bit in the oven before the cookie is finished, so they don’t look as pretty.Peppermint Mocha Cake Mix Cookies topped with a peppermint kissThey tasted delicious in spite of the slightly singed kisses on top.  Perhaps if I made the cookies smaller, and they baked faster, the peppermint kisses wouldn’t burn.  I guess I will have to try that next year.

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