Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies


I’ve dressed up an easy cake mix cookie with peppermint buttercream.  Santa approved, they are perfect for any cookie platter or for snacking on after a marathon wrapping session!

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Last Saturday I spent 16 hours in my kitchen!  I made a special cake for my aunt’s surprise 70th birthday (I’ll be sharing some time soon) and I made several batches of holiday cookies.

When you are doing that much in one day, they have to be easy…….if you know me, you know I’m all about doing things the easy way! 😉 Check out my 10 Tips for Holiday Cookie Baking

Today I’m over at Katrina’s Kitchen sharing one of my favorite “go-to” cookies with a Christmas twist……Cake Mix cookies with Peppermint Buttercream

Cake mix cookies are so simple, and chances are you have everything you need to make them – any flavor cake mix, oil and eggs! That’s it!  For super quick and easy you can top them with canned frosting, or no frosting and add a little Cool Whip to the batter and roll in powdered sugar like I did for Lemon Burst cookies.  It’s such a versatile recipe, it’s easy to change it up, like I did this year for my holiday cookie platter.

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If you are  interested in knowing how to make these Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies for the holidays, then click over to In Katrina’s Kitchen .   I’m sharing the recipe at the 2nd annual I’ll Bring the Cookies virtual cookie party, where 23 bloggers will be sharing a different cookie recipe every day in December before Christmas. There are some pretty fabulous bakers joining in,  be sure to bookmark it so you don’t miss a single crumb! 

I'll Bring the Cookies virtual cookie party

You can also follow the hashtag #BringTheCookies on Twitter and Instagram

What cookies do you bake every year?  Do you try new recipes or stick with only what you know they love?

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32 Responses to “Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:08 am (#)

    What! These are so easy! I am going over there right now to check it out! You must be exhausted after all that baking! Wow! Can’t wait to see the cake you made! xxx

    • Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine replied on December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 am

      Oh wait! Just clicked on the link – your rose cake is perfect! Looks just like Amandas!

  2. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:12 am (#)

    I have a lot of baking to do this year (why did I agree to bring dessert for Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day?!), so I could definitely use this kind of recipe!

  3. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:21 am (#)

    I keep seeing cake mix cookies I really want to try them one day.

  4. marla posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:22 am (#)

    Love ’em Cheryl!

  5. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:34 am (#)

    Thanks for bringing the cookies, Cheryl! xoxo- K

  6. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:43 am (#)

    They look irresistible! I bet the texture is amazing. :)

  7. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:37 am (#)

    These look so tasty and are just begging for a dunk in an ice-cold glass of milk! Yum!

  8. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:59 am (#)

    Those look simply delectable!!! Did I spell that right?!?

  9. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on December 11, 2012 at 10:20 am (#)

    I can’t wait to make these. They look sooooo good! yum

  10. Pat posted on December 11, 2012 at 10:37 am (#)

    Wow ~ 16 hrs of baking! You are Wonder Woman ~ :) I will be making these cookies. Thanks so much for sharing! Tasty and easy is the recipe for the season.

  11. Janine - posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:21 am (#)

    I’m not a big fan of peppermint flavored sweets, but I wish I was cause these are soooo pretty!

  12. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm (#)

    That’s a lot of time spent in the kitchen! These look so good!

  13. Sweetsugarbelle posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm (#)

    My fave…beautiful and easy!!!

  14. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on December 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm (#)

    these are great looking! My daughter wants to make these ASAP

  15. Valerie posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm (#)


    These look delicious, can’t wait to try once we get in a house again. Our’s burned down on Black Friday and we just moved in a rental. Enjoying looking at all the yummy treats to try once we replace all of our kitchen gadgets.
    Please keep baking up the ideas,
    Cottage Making Mommy

  16. Carolyn posted on December 12, 2012 at 6:19 am (#)

    So glad I got an advanced preview of these! 😉

  17. Kelly posted on December 12, 2012 at 7:48 am (#)

    YUM!! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. nest of posies posted on December 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm (#)

    i’m dying over this post. dying, i tell you. i love peppermint.

  19. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:16 am (#)

    Sixteen hours in the kitchen!! Now’s that devotion, what a good niece you are.

  20. Chanda posted on December 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm (#)

    Awesomeness! You definitely get something great for Christmas!
    Love your cookies!

  21. Diane posted on December 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to try these. Where did you find those adorable cups with Ho Ho Ho on them? So cute!

  22. Jennay posted on December 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm (#)

    These are just so dreamy!! Can’t wait to try them out! Happy baking!! =)

  23. Robyn Wright of Robyn's Online World posted on December 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm (#)

    Those look yummy and easy! I’m so far behind on holiday stuff this year, easy is what I need!

  24. Betty Baez posted on December 20, 2012 at 9:27 am (#)

    They look yummy and super easy thanks!


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