Chocolate mint cake mix cookies


Chocolate mint cake mix cookies – super soft chocolate cookies with the perfect touch of mint. These cookies are so easy to make and are a sure crowd pleaser for the holidays!

I’m SO excited to start off our Crazy Christmas Event! We have some AMAZING posts lined up for you this month and I can’t wait for you to see them all. I wanted to start the series off with a yummy cookie recipe because I absolutely love baking this time of year!

Chocolate mint M&M cake mix cookies


These cookies are a new favorite. If you love the chocolate/mint combo you are going to LOVE these! Put them on your baking list!

Chocolate mint cake mix cookies

Chocolate mint cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10-13 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 8oz box cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 box devils food cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 9.9 oz bag mint M&M's


In a small ziplock bag crush 3/4 cup M&M's with a rolling pin. Save the extra M&M's to place on top of cookies.

In a large bowl cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in egg and mint extract and stir until combined. Add cake mix and stir until smooth. Fold in crushed M&M's and then refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350°.
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and then roll into sugar. Press 3 M&M's on top and place on pan 2 inches a part. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Allow to cool on pan for a few minutes and then remove to cooling rack. Centers will harden as they cool. You want them to be soft.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

I love these cookies because they are a little crispy around the edge and super soft in the middle. YUM!

Chocolate mint cookies


Even more Christmas cookie recipes:

Make sure to come back each day to check out the new posts. We will have 2 new Christmas posts every day from November 3rd-November 21st. Tons of recipes, craft and gift ideas! SO much fun stuff coming your way! Wahoo!


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sarah posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:38 am (#

    These look delicious!  I also love baking during this time of the year! (Actually, anytime of the year). But these, and those Candy Cane Oreo Brownies, are going on my ‘to bake’ list :) 
    I can’t wait to see what other recipes you share! 

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:07 am (#

      There are so many delicious recipes this time of year! We will be having Christmas recipes and crafts every day this month. Hope you enjoy! :)

  2. Paige posted on November 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm (#

    These look so good! 

  3. Katherine @ Everyday Celebrations posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:04 pm (#

    These look simply delicious!


  4. Michelle posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm (#

    Mmmm these look amazing! Perfect for the holidays. :)

  5. Kim posted on November 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm (#

    I just found you on Pinterest yesterday and was excited to see this recipe. It’s wonderful so thanks! I made these last night for a church event today because my 13 yr old and 8 yr old kids love chocolate mint cookies. We also took some to a football party & gave a few to the neighbors. Everyone loved them and my neighbor asked for the recipe. They were still soft today which is often not the case with homemade cookies. The only change I did was put some plain M&M’s on top with 1 mint M&M. It seemed almost too minty for me because I’m a chocoholic so next time I would cut down the extract or substitute mostly crushed plain M&M’s. Thanks again!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm (#

      I’m glad you tried this recipe! It is perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing what you did to substitute ingredients how you like…I’m sure it will be helpful for other people as well! :)