Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies using cake mix

I know Christmas is long gone, but you want another chocolate mint cookie recipe right?

This week I worked on cleaning out some of the cupboards in our kitchen.  I organized my baking liners and drink mixes, got rid of extra plates and cups we don’t use, and looked through my baking supplies.  Turns out I am a baking supply hoarder.

I stopped looking through that particular cupboard after I counted 15 bags of different baking chips.  It was easier just to shove it all back in and close the door.  That cupboard is scheduled for clean out on another day because I don’t think I really want to know how many bags of chips, marshmallows, and cake mixes I have accumulated.

Chocolate Mint Cookies using cake mix

This chocolate mint cookie uses a cake mix up and some of the baking chips that fell out when I opened the cupboard door.  Apparently I overbought on the Christmas baking chips this year because I still had 2 bags left of the mint and dark chocolate pieces.  Every time I went to Walmart, I felt the need to buy a few bags of Christmas baking chips, so now it is quite possible that I am stocked for Christmas 2013.

Who am I kidding?

If I don’t bake with them, chances are very possible that I will eat them when I am craving chocolate like a mad lady at midnight!  Anyone else do this???

Now I am really hoping that some of you crazy bakers have the same problem as me because this is one cake mix cookie you need in your life.   And I am talking like now…as in right this very minute.  Don’t do another thing today until you have this cookie in your oven.  You will thank me later…or curse me when you can’t button your pants.  Either way…you’re welcome.

Chocolate Mint Cookies using cake mix

This chocolate mint cookie is kind of a cheater.

 It starts with a cake mix, but by the time it comes out of the oven, you will not recognize it as cake anymore.  These taste like a deep fried Oreo, minus all the fat from frying, if you eat them right from the oven.  It was so super chocolate-y and divine that I was glad I had someone else to give them too.

The thought crossed my mind that I should just hide these from everyone and make something else to give.  But my tight jeans reminded me why that wasn’t such a good idea.  Curse you holiday bulge!!!

Chocolate Mint Cookies using cake mix

If you make these chocolate mint cookies (AND you definitely should) I want you to know that I hold no responsibility for the tight pants that will come from eating the whole batch.  Now I know I just told you to bake these before anything else today, BUT I don’t recommend making these cookies if no one is home with you.   You will probably want to eat all of them…at least hide them in the back of the kitchen closet for your midnight raids.

Chocolate Mint Cookies using cake mix

Or you could freeze the leftovers like I did.   I enjoyed the last two before I went to bed last night.
Just pop the bag in the microwave for 10-20 seconds,  and it’s like they are fresh from the oven.


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Chocolate Mint Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Easy chocolate mint cookies from a cake mix.


1 chocolate cake mix (
8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups mint Oreo cookie chunks
1/2 c. chocolate and mint chips


  1. Whisk together the butter, egg, cream cheese, and vanilla. Add half of the cake mix and mix well. Add the other half of the cake mix and cookie chunks and mix again. Stir in the chocolate mint pieces by hand.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Roll dough into 1 or 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on un-greased baking sheet or a Silpat. Bake at 350* for 9 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a covered container for 4-5 days. Makes 36 cookies.


If you can't find the chocolate and mint baking chips, you can substitute the Andes mint baking chips.


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    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      You must try the deep fried Oreo next time! They were so amazing my husband and I came home and made some homemade ones!!! Fat chewy cookies are my favorite ones :-)

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Yes, break out the holiday candy and find new uses for it! I’m still trying to think of a way to incorporate some peppermint chips into more things.

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      It doesn’t surprise me anymore that we bake so much of the same things :-) We are long lost twins remember? And if you have bags of these chips, I say make lots and lots of these cookies. And then I will come over and help you eat them…yup that good!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      What is it about holiday candy that makes us buy so many bags at a time? I think that I have a bag or two of kisses hiding too!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I don’t recommend waiting even a day! I have more of these chips…I think I need a repeat batch. Just to make sure they were good :-)

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Now that my husband has changed jobs and can’t take the stuff to the guys at work, I need more people to unload on :-) I can’t wait for Wednesday too!!!

  1. Kelley Jose says

    Oh yum! I must show this post to my husband! He thinks that I am the only one who has a cupboard full of baking chips :) Can’t wait to try this recipe..I too have a few extra bags of the holiday chips in my cupboard!

  2. says

    These look so delicious! yum! I would be one to eat the entire batch :) Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  3. Yolie:) says

    I made these cookies last weekend and they are sooo good. I also had some mint/chocolate chips left from Christmas. They came out just perfect. Thanks :)


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