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Peppermint Patty Cookies

close up shot of a bunch of Peppermint Patty Cookies
Yummy, moist peppermint patty cookies combine chocolate cake mix and a surprise peppermint patty in the center of the cookie! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 402 kcal


  • 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)


  • 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


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.


Calories: 402kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 280mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 186IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg