Fudgy Mint Cookies Recipe
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Fudgy Mint Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate lovers will get a double dose when they bite into this cake-like cookie. The cookies are especially popular served alongside a big scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream! —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, MN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) chocolate-covered thin mints

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 102 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, butter, eggs and water to form a soft dough. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately press a mint into center of each cookie. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Fudgy Mint Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p18

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lisamaria User ID: 5442232 258605
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"I usually bake from scratch but these cookies sounded so good! They weren't as great as I had expected. Just a typical chocolate cookie...not that fudgy as the title states. AND the package of Peppermint Patties only had 24 mints...this recipe does not make 40 cookies...not if you make them big enough to hold the mint! I barely got 30. Honestly, I love mint, but I would not make these again."

misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 258053
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"I like these much better than the "crisco cake mix" recipe. The cookie stays tender. I used a bag of chocolate mints from the 99cent store- so mine were a bit larger, but really chewy and decadant. I got about 36."

anngreeley User ID: 8227027 257936
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2016

"These have long been a family favorite especially at Christmas. I use Junior Mints. The original recipe I have is the same except it calls for 1/2 cup of Crisco shortening instead of the butter."

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 244121
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"I don't usually make cake mix cookies as we prefer from scratch. But I tried these, and the family really enjoyed them.... they are super easy to make and give the great peppermint chocolate combination we love"

LCS456 User ID: 7088740 60068
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I made these cookies today for Christmas - the recipe was very easy and they came out perfectly and look just like the photo - they taste great, too !"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 70288
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"I had prepared these cookies when the recipe first appeared in the Dec/January 2006 Taste of Home Issue and I made adjustments on the recipe: I added 1 tsp. mint extract, 1 package (3.9-oz.) chocolate pudding mix, 1 to 1--1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, & I used either York or Pearson's mint patties. I greased the baking sheets! For me, this works-I find that it's easier for me to remove the cookies from the baking sheets! I plan to use this recipe again and in a pinch that I don't have regular devils's food cake mix, I've used either dark chocolate or either Super-Moist or Pillsbury Moist Supreme devil's food or dark cake mix! I omit the chocolate pudding mix when I use the Super-Moist or Pillsbury Moist Supreme as they have pudding in the cake mix! Thank you, Renee Schwebach, for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"

jgyllen User ID: 42397 132541
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"I'm going to make these for Christmas, but will try using the Hershey's kisses mint flavor in the green bag, instead of peppermint patty candy. I would guess they will have to be a little smaller, because individual kisses are smaller than peppermint pattys"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 147908
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"My husband will be in **heaven** when he finds a cookie tin under the Christmas tree filled with these cookies in, just for him!! Thank you for sharing recipe Renee."

Krisholler User ID: 1214473 60067
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"This is my entire family's favorite cookie and all the kids on my son's soccer team have begged their moms to make them too. They are fantastic!!!"

Danerlea User ID: 875081 153748
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"These cookies were so easy and they are moist and delicious! I made the cookies larger- ended up with about 2 dozen- and they were the perfect amount of peppermint patty to cookie. I will definately be making these again!"

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