Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

These Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies are so simple to make and full of the best flavors of the season, chocolate & mint. All it takes is a boxed cake mix & 3 more ingredients and you’ve got yourself a plateful of delicious cookies.

Closeup of chocolate drops with peppermint on a white plate with a jug of milk.

Chocolate Peppermint Drop Cookies

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! Each day for the next 12 days I will tempt you with delicious cookies that are easy to make and hard to give away! Well, just make extra and you won’t feel bad about giving some away.

Chocolate Peppermint Drops with milk | 2 Cookin Mamas

Our family has always loved the Christmas season and baking always seemed to be a huge part of it. Ever since I was little, my Mom always baked 10-20 kinds of cookies and packaged them up in pretty little tins to give out to all our relatives, friends and neighbors.

I still have relatives asking me today if I do what my Mom used to do. Well, I guess I took after her because I couldn’t see Christmas go by without baking up myriad kinds of cookies and special breads like almond bread, apple pecan monkey bread, and sausage bread for Christmas morning.

Chocolate Peppermint Drops bite | 2 Cookin Mamas

So I hope Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies bring a little sweetness to your holidays and you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them and sharing them with you.

I just wish we could all get together, sit down in my cozy, heavenly smelling kitchen with a cup of coffee or tea, a big plate of cookies, and get to know one another. In any case, I’ll be thinking of y’all and wishing you all the best at Christmas and the new year.

Chocolate peppermint Drops 3 | 2 Cookin Mamas
On the 1st Day of Christmas Cookies this Cookin’ Mama sent to you (imagine me singing this to you) … Chocolate Peppermint Drops. These cookies are so simple as they start out with a boxed rich chocolate cake mix and you just add 3 more ingredients. That’s it!
They are so chocolaty and minty that you may only be able to eat one or two at a time. OK, who am I kidding? Hide them so no one eats more than one or two at a time!
Chocolate Peppermint Drops scattered | 2 Cookin Mamas

As you can see in the photos, you can roll them in powdered sugar before baking or just bake them without. Either way, they look fantastic when you are serving them. Enjoy!

More Christmas Cookie Deliciousness 

Almond Cloud Cookies from 2CM

Pistachio Meltaway Cookies from 2CM

Cranberry & Orange Almond Cookies from Love Foodies

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Bars from 2CM

candy caneHere’s a look at all the cookies to make for the 12 days of Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Day 12 | 2CookinMamas

 12 Nutella Palmiers, 11 Forget Them Cookies, 10 Sure Bet Macaroons, 9 Almond Bar Cookies, 8 Pecan Sandies, 7 NuttZo Nut Butter Cookies, 6 Turtle Cheesecake Cookies, 5 Key Lime Truffles, 4 Vanilla Almond Cookies, 3 Cookies and Cream Cookies, 2 Creme Brulee Cookies and these Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies.

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Easy to make cookies that start with a cake mix. Just add 3 ingredients for rich chocolaty, minty cookies. Perfect for the holiday season!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 18 1/4 oz package boxed chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup peppermint chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Beat until well incorporated. Stir in peppermint chips.
  • Here you have the option of rolling the dough into a ball and then rolling in confectioner's sugar before placing on cookie sheet or just dropping by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet, about 2" apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes on cookie sheet on wire rack. Remove from cookie sheet and finish cooling cookies on wire rack.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

This post has been updated and was first published on December 10, 2014.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies


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