Monday, November 9, 2020

Peppermint Patty Cookies #ChristmasCookies

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These delicious and easy Peppermint Patty Cookies start off with a box of chocolate cake mix and are topped with a Junior Mint before being baked.

Peppermint Patty Cookies

This is my first recipe as we kick off Christmas Cookie Week.........

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway found at the bottom of this post.

Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

ingredients on baking pan

I was excited to receive some cookie sheets from Anolon, one of our sponsors for this event.  I have used their products in the past and knew that these cookie sheets were going to be of the finest quality.

Anolon has also joined with the other sponsors to provide our readers with some marvelous prizes.  You will find a list of prizes and the raffle to enter to win at the bottom of this post.

Peppermint Patty Cookies

These cookies are so pretty and delicious nobody will realize how very easy they are to make.  In less than half an hour you have fresh cookies coming out of the oven.  

Peppermint Patty Cookies

The cookies crackle around the edges as they bake.  As they cool, the peppermint patty firms back up and adds a delicious little treat in each bite.

Peppermint Patty Cookies pin

I will return on Wednesday and Friday with more Christmas Cookies to share but the event is every day this week.  You can find them by searching #ChristmasCookies on Pinterest.  

Stop by tomorrow when I share a Taco Tuesday Calzone recipe....See you then.

Holiday Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Chocolate, Peppermint, Easy, Quick
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Yield: 32 Cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Peppermint Patty Cookies

Peppermint Patty Cookies

These delicious and easy Peppermint Patty Cookies start off with a box of chocolate cake mix and are topped with a Junior Mint before being baked.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 32 Junior Mints


  1. Place the cake mix, baking powder, eggs and oil in the large bowl of a stand mixer.  Blend on low until combined.  Increase speed and mix until well blended.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, roll the dough into a ball and place onto a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment or a silicone mat.  
  3. Press a junior mint down into the center of each cookie.  
  4. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 8-10 minutes, until top crackles and cooked through.  Let cool slightly on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Adapted from a recipe found at Delish.



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Time for the Giveaway


Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

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Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

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Established in the 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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  1. Oh yum! What a yummy idea to use Junior Mints in cookies.

  2. Great idea to use the mint candies. I love peppermint flavorings in cookies

  3. Peppermint Patties are my moms favorite! Love how easy these are. Baking and mailing these to her this year.

  4. After seeing yours and Colleen's cake mix cookies, I need to try them. P.S. Junior Mints are my favorite!

    1. Sometimes you need a timesaving recipe Karen and these cake mix cookies fit the bill.

  5. I NEED THESE!! I love chocolate and peppermint together - jr. mints are just the perfect size for these cookies!

  6. These would be so easy and fun to make. Love using Junior Mints for cookies. YUM!

  7. Junior mints for the win! Love it! And the fact that you used a cake mix too! Such a quick and easy way to make cookies!

  8. Chocolate and peppermint are a great combo. I see making these anytime of year!

  9. What an easy way to make these yummy cookies!

  10. Oh my gosh, my kid is a peppermint fanatic and is going to love these!

  11. Junior mints would be perfect. Small for cookies and tasty!

  12. I can't believe how easy these are to make and love that you use junior mints.

  13. Mmmm. Chocolate and mint is so festive for the holidays.

  14. You can't have Christmas without a peppermint cookie!


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