Cake mix cookies are easy to make. These chocolate peppermint cookies only need one bowl and takes less than 20 minutes to prep and bake. But wait, is there a catch? Read what I really think about cake mix cookies.
Let me warn you. I was excited to post about these chocolate peppermint cake mix cookies. I thought I could offer you something quick and easy to make during the busy holidays. Instead, I’m going to tell you my opinionated view on cake mix cookies, which may disappoint you.
Can You Turn Cake Mix into Cookies?
Yes, you can turn any cake mix into cookies. Most cake mix cookie recipes say to use any cake mix and just add 2 eggs and anywhere from 1/3 to ½ cup of oil. This allows you to mix and match cake mix flavors with various mix ins like chocolate chips, sprinkles, or nuts. Sounds fantastic right? But…
Are Cake Mix Cookies Good?
Well, that’s a very subjective question. How well do you know cookies? Some would say these are excellent. Personally, I could tell that the lack of butter was a big problem. I did eat a few anyway because of my uncontrollable urge to eat chocolate but quickly decided it wasn’t worth wasting my sugar quota on it. My excited 10 year old grabbed one on his way to school as I screamed to him that this was no time to eat a cookie. He took just one small bite and gladly handed it back to me. Didn’t touch them again. Now that’s a critic! He later told me that the dough was not very good even though he loves peppermint and chocolate.
Should You Make Cake Mix Cookies?
You may have seen recipe sites that claim their cake mix cookies are “so freakin’ good” (uh-uh) or “best ever” (no way) or “amazing” (really?) “super easy” (true).
Go ahead and make them if you’re in some sort of cookie emergency, live in a small college dorm with just a toaster oven or are headed to a potluck in a hurry. They are just ok and that’s only if you consume them freshly baked. However, I’d say making cookies from scratch takes maybe an extra 15 minutes and taste way way better. Those 15 minutes are worth it. (You can always save time by checking out my tips on how to get room temperature butter quickly.)
I’m posting this cake mix cookie recipe below but also want to offer you an alternative. You can make these chocolate peppermint chip cookies from scratch instead of a cake mix.
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- 1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix
- ½ cup oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
- ¾ cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line sheet pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, oil, eggs, and peppermint extract until well blended.
- Fold in the peppermint baking chips and mini chocolate chips.
- Scoop 1 Tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the bottom a glass.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack after 2 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 177mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g