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Only three ingredients are needed and the recipe can be customized with your favorite cake mix flavor and mix-ins. Perfect for gift-giving, bake-sales and parties!
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Peppermint Cake Mix Holiday Cookies

Only three ingredients are needed and the recipe can be customized with your favorite cake mix flavor and mix-ins. Perfect for gift-giving, bake-sales and parties!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 131kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 15.25 ounce butter pecan cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candies, divided, crushed
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tsp water

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vegetable oil. Stir until well combined. Fold in half (1/4 cup) of the crushed peppermint candies.
  • Grease your hands and roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake on the center rack of a 350° oven for about 12 - 15 minutes, until browned around the bottom edges
  • In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and water.
  • Cool cookies on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. While still warm to the touch, brush glaze over the top of each cookie and sprinkle with remaining candies.

NOTES

The glaze mix should be thin, like glue, but not watery. Add more powdered sugar, a tsp at a time if the glaze is too thin.
The cookies do not get brown on top, but you will see them browning around the edges.
Work quickly when glazing the cookies - the glaze hardens fast. Re-glaze if the glaze has hardened and the peppermint won't stick.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.48g | Protein: 1.26g | Fat: 5.49g | Saturated Fat: 4.14g | Cholesterol: 17.58mg | Sodium: 137.91mg | Potassium: 14.99mg | Fiber: 0.22g | Sugar: 11.43g | Vitamin A: 25.52IU | Calcium: 40.66mg | Iron: 0.46mg

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