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Peppermint Patty Cookies

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Yummy, moist peppermint patty cookies combine chocolate cake mix and a surprise peppermint patty in the center of the cookie! 
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  1. PEPPERMINT PATTY COOKIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS PEPPERMINT PATTY COOKIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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It’s time for a new holiday tradition with these peppermint patty cookies! Rich decadent chocolate cake mix is stuffed with a minty peppermint patty and baked into a soft cookie with a surprise inside.

If you love these chocolate peppermint cookies, our peppermint meltaways and peppermint snowball cookies are two more treats with a delicious hint of mint.

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PEPPERMINT PATTY COOKIES INGREDIENTS

Peppermint Patty Cookies raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 8 large or 20 small peppermint patties
  • 16-ounce tub of white or vanilla frosting (optional topping)
  • crushed candy canes (optional topping)

PRO TIP:

This recipe makes 8 large cookies (if you buy large peppermint patties) or 20 small cookies (if you buy mini peppermint patties).

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPING: Add sprinkles, crushed candy canes, crushed peppermint candies or mini chocolate chips on top of the cookies.

PEPPERMINT EXTRACT: While the peppermint patties are certainly very minty, you can also add a drop or two of peppermint extract into the cake mix if you want to take the mint to the next level.

HOW TO MAKE THIS PEPPERMINT PATTY COOKIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, mix together cake mix, cream cheese, butter and egg.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t have lumps in the chocolate cookie dough.

Peppermint Patty Cookies process shot of ingredients blended together in a bowl

STEP THREE: Portion into 1½ tablespoons of dough (I used a cookie scoop to help with this). You should end up with approximately 20 cookie dough balls.

STEP FOUR: Take one ball and flatten it in your hand. Place the peppermint patty on top and fold the cookie dough around the patty to cover it completely and then place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Peppermint Patty Cookies process shot of dough flattened and topped with a peppermint patty

STEP FIVE: Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

STEP SIX: Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until cracked and no longer glossy.

Peppermint Patty Cookies process shot after cookies are baked

STEP SEVEN: Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving, or cool completely before packaging for gifts.

STEP EIGHT: Decorate these chewy cookies with a dollop of canned frosting and a few crushed candy cane pieces.

PRO TIP:

If you are planning to add icing to the top, make sure to wait until the cookies are cooled. Otherwise, if you just want to serve the plain cookies without extra decoration, you can serve the warm cookies after a short cooling time.

HOW TO SERVE

These fudgy chocolate cookies will be a welcome treat during the holiday season. The combination of mint and chocolate is such a classic flavor around Christmas time. Serve these yummy cookies with a whipped hot chocolate to keep you nice and warm.

STORAGE

ON THE COUNTER: Store these chocolate peppermint patty cookies on the counter or in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days.

IN THE FREEZER: This rich chocolate cookie can be frozen for up to a month.

close up shot of a bunch of Peppermint Patty Cookies frosted and sprinkled with crushed peppermint

Who doesn’t love the taste of a peppermint patty? The mint flavor is one of those nostalgic flavors that can transport you back to childhood. These peppermint patty stuffed chocolate cookies are reminiscent of the favorite candy and will be a welcome treat during the holiday season.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these cookies?

This cake mix cookie recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.

Can I use a different type of cake mix in this recipe?

Any flavor of cake mix would work well in this recipe. You could try red velvet for a decadent alternative.

How many cookies does this recipe make?

If you are using large peppermint patties, you will end up with 8 large cookies. If you are able to find smaller peppermint patties, you will get 20 smaller cookies.

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Peppermint Patty Cookies

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Yummy, moist peppermint patty cookies combine chocolate cake mix and a surprise peppermint patty in the center of the cookie! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 20 peppermint patties (or 8 large)
  • 16 ounce tub white or vanilla cake frosting (optional topping)
  • crushed candy canes (optional topping)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Mix together cake mix, cream cheese, butter and egg.
  • Portion into 1½ tablespoon-sized balls (I used a cookie scoop to help with this). You should end up with approximately 20 cookie balls.
  • Take one ball and flatten it in your hand. Place the peppermint patty on top and fold the cookie dough around the patty to cover it completely.
  • Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until cracked and no longer glossy.
  • Cool slightly before serving, or cool completely before packaging for gifts.
  • Decorate these chewy cookies with a dollop of canned frosting and a little bit of crushed candy canes if you'd like

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Notes

TIP: This recipe makes 8 large cookies (if you buy large peppermint patties) or 20 small cookies (if you buy mini peppermint patties).
TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t have lumps in the chocolate cookie dough.
TIP: If you are planning to add icing to the top, make sure to wait until the cookies are cooled. Otherwise, if you just want to serve the plain cookies without extra decoration, you can serve the warm cookies after a short cooling time.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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