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Cake Mix Peppermint Cookies from TidyMom @KatrinasKitchen

Easy Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 9 mins
Total Time: 29 mins
Soft, fluffy cookies with a cake mix base


  • For the Cookies:
  • Box of Cake Mix any flavor – 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


  • 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)