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Fudgy Mint Cookies Recipe

Fudgy Mint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate lovers will get a double dose with this tender cake-like cookie and its chocolate mint middle. The cookies are especially popular served alongside a big scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream! —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 102 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Fudgy Mint Cookies

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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"

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 !"

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"

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"

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."

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!!!"

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!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Very easy and very delicious! The dough is never runny like cake batter for me, it's like cookie dough (which is what it should be). Make sure you don't roll the dough into balls larger than 1 inch, as they do puff up considerably in the oven."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"All time favorite of my husband's."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"When first mixing the dough, it was a little gooey, like a cake batter. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. It'll thicken a little to make it easier to roll into balls in the powdered sugar. Very yummy and easy!!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I've made this cookie for several cookie exchange parties and everyone loves them. Thank you taste of home for shaing it with our family."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"These cookies are great to take for a cookie exchange because they bake up really quick and they are different from other Christmas cookies. My son, has loved chocolate mint since he was tiny, and he likes these cookies the best. He is studying abroad in Germany, and for Christmas I wanted to send him a "care package" of cookies. I asked him to pick 3 of his favorites to send, and of course this was one of them! Quick, easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"These turned out exactly as pictured. Very easy to make and will look so nice with other holiday cookies! Will definately make again!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"My family loves chocolate and they think this recipe is a keeper....I'm okay with this."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"One of the easiest, best cookies. I am always asked for the recipe."

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