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 Red Velvet Rose Cake for my aunt’s surprise 70th birthday 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?