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Cake Mix Peppermint Cookies frosted pink with sprinkles packaged in a holiday tin

I’m so thrilled to be part of Katrina’s holiday cookie event! I’ve never been one to turn down a cookie or baking cookies, so when she invited me to the I’ll Bring the Cookies I couldn’t say no! Every year during December I spend hours in the kitchen making cookies. I follow a few tips I’ve discovered over the years, to make holiday cookie baking less stressful.

Each year, whether I’m making old favorites, like the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie or trying a new cookie recipe I have one criteria…..it MUST be EASY. I just don’t have the patience for a recipe that’s too involved, that’s why I love cake mix cookies.

 

chocolate peppermint cookie dough in scoops on a baking tray with red towel and cookie scoop laying beside

I couldn’t decide between chocolate or vanilla cookies, so I made a batch of each. Santa approved, they are perfect for any cookie platter or for snacking on after a marathon wrapping session!

Frost each cookie, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes. ( I found Candy Cane Sprinkles at World Market)

Cake Mix Peppermint Cookies from TidyMom @KatrinasKitchen #BringtheCOOKIES

Thanks again for inviting me Katrina! It’s been fun sharing one of my favorite go-to cookie recipes.

Cake Mix Peppermint Cookies from TidyMom @KatrinasKitchen #BringtheCOOKIES

Cake Mix Peppermint Cookies from TidyMom @KatrinasKitchen

Easy Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Soft, fluffy cookies with a cake mix base
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Ingredients

  • For the Cookies:
  • Box of Cake Mix, any flavor โ€“ I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge and French Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil, use amount called for on box directions for cake recipe
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 5-6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • red gel food coloring, optional - you could leave the frosting white
  • Pinch of salt
  • Crushed candy canes, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • For the Cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together and then form into 1-inch balls (I like to use a cookie scoop so they are all the same size) and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for approximately 9 minutes.
  • Let cool and then frost with your favorite frosting.
  • For the Frosting:
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, whip butter for 8 minutes on medium speed (I set my KitchenAid mixer on speed 4). Butter will become pale and creamy.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 6 minutes. Frosting will be very light and fluffy.
  • Frost each cookie, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes. ( I found Candy Cane Sprinkles at World Market)
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Cheryl amazes me time and time again with her thoughtful creations. Her blog is filled with beautiful images, delicious recipes, fun crafts, and helpful household hints. I look forward to her “I’m Lovin’ It” parties every Friday.

You can connect with Cheryl on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her blog TidyMom. She has lots of delicious recipes to choose from. Here are some of my favorite cookies from her:

Cappuccino Cookies with White Chocolate

Triple Chocolate Cherry M&M Cookies

Eggnog Cookies with Buttercream Eggnog Frosting

Thanks for bringing the cookies, Cheryl!