Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies only use 5 ingredients and are super soft and festive!
It is that time of year. Joy, cheer and the smell of pine and cinnamon infiltrate our homes. You know what else happens? Stress, the need for more time and lots and lots of parties. I can help you with one aspect, what to bring to all those parties: Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies!
Cookies made with cake mix are all the rage, but many of them use a lot of ingredients. What is the point of a quick cookie, or an easy cookie for that matter, if you still need all the same ingredients and time to chill? Well, my peppermint cake mix cookies don’t require any chilling and the cookie dough is ready in just minutes!
The best cookies made with cake mix, all your friends and family will be asking for the recipe and it is up to you to share it or not. A simple powdered sugar frosting is optional, but I like it to cover any points where my cookies browned a little. I’m slightly OCD and like to have pure white cookies. I know, I’m a little looney. The frosting also allows me to stick on just a little more candy cane. Because really, that is what makes them true candy cane cookies! What else did I add? White chocolate chips!
Don’t forget to PIN peppermint cake mix cookies!
- 1 18.25 ounce white cake mix *see notes
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup candy canes crushed
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- candy canes crushed, for garnish
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil. When well mixed, fold in crushed candy canes and white chocolate chips.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop heaping tablespoons of cookie dough 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake for 7-9 minutes or until they start to crack, but right before the brown. Remove and allow to cool fully.
When fully cooled, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
If your box of cake mix is only 15 ounces, add 2/3 cup all-purpose flour to the cookie dough.