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Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies

At my annual holiday party, these cookies are a big hit with kids and adults, especially when I mix festive food coloring or crushed candy canes into the filling. —Amy Martin, Vancouver, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 2 packages devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • Sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mixes, eggs and oil; beat until well blended. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and extract until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich cookie: 231 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • fhquilting
    May 15, 2019

    Wonderful flavorful cookies! To Dogcat8: if the dough is too soft, just put it in the refrigerator to firm up. If you are using a glass to flatten, dip the glass in sugar each time. Same with a fork...just dip it in sugar and flatten. If you spray the cookie sheets with Pam (or similar pan spray), the cookies will not stick to the pan. I am 80 years old and I have never baked cookies on parchment paper. It just is not necessary.

  • Dianaore
    Sep 7, 2014

    These were really good though the centers could have been a firmer set for biting into. They didn't last long!

  • meaganteal
    Mar 23, 2014

    I made these to taketo work fo St Patrick's Day.They were a hit. I agree with dogcat_8 -the dough would stick to the glass. And these do take a while to make from start to finish. Plus, mine came out plumper than the pictures, so eating just one cookie was to much for me. But everyone liked them! They could use a little more peppermint extract.

  • dogcat_8
    Mar 16, 2014

    These cookies turned out good but they weren't the easiest to make. The dough was VERY stiff and sticky and it was impossible to "roll" them in your hand. I had to use a cookie scooper and even that was tough. Forget using the bottom of a glass to flatten them either! The dough stuck right to the glass. I had to use a floured fork to flatten them. I wouldn't even attempt to put them on a regular cookie sheet. I used parchment paper. The icing was good along with the final cookie, but just a pain to work with the dough.

  • rena 55
    Feb 5, 2014

    These cookies are so good and you can vary the filling for holidays or anydays!! Kids love them and they don't last long at our house!!

  • nascaraflacfan
    Dec 8, 2013

    A friend brought these for our annual Thanksmas party last night. They are delicious and I can't wait to make them for my family Christmas!

  • nybsbfan18
    Nov 4, 2013

    does this mean i have to use real butter and canola oil or can i use veg. oil and substitute veg. oil?

  • loraines
    Oct 25, 2013

    My thirteen year old son made these this evening and they were delicious! He is fairly new to baking and the recipe was easy for him to follow and not to finicky. He took the suggestion to add a hint of green food coloring and was so proud of his results. I'm sure this will become a new family favorite.