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Mint-Topped Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Mint-Topped Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This recipe from my neighbor combines two of my favorite flavors. A cake mix makes them quick to fix.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:40 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 40 chocolate-covered thin mints


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, shortening, eggs and water. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar.
  • 2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. Place a mint on each cookie; remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 40 cookies.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: These cookies were tested with Necco Thin Mints. They can be found at Walgreens stores.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 108 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 243680
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"This is a great recipe to have the kids help put together! Recipe works equally beautiful with mint swirled chocolate kiss. Looks great on a Holiday cookie platter. Rolling the cookie in powdered sugar gives these cake mix cookies a very refined look! As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I enjoy working with classic recipes that put a new twist on old favorites!"

honeyi User ID: 6750718 151210
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"i made them last Christmas - very big hit.

i plan on trying this year using peppermint patty and some with Hershey peppermint kiss. Marie"

BradH User ID: 2136202 153106
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These cookies obviously remain soft and moist, easy to make and enjoyed by everyone. You can serve them chilled, warmed and even frozen depending on the topper you use."

jewels2468 User ID: 2727773 151369
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"What a quick and easy recipe. Delicious also. Great mint flavor with a chewy cookie, what a great combo."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 151209
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"My mom used to make these all the time. Delicious!"

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