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A mint and chocolate chip cookie whipped up using a cake mix! So easy to throw together and perfect for St. Patrick’s day!
Ok, so Valentine’s day is over so that means it’s time to put away the red food coloring and bust out the green. And that’s what I did. I baked up a few red velvet treats this year including these red velvet nutella stuffed cupcakes and these red velvet sugar cookie bars. I also whipped up some cake mix cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day. The cookies came out so darn perfect it was scary. I had one box of white cake mix still in my pantry, and since I have put myself on a baking supply spending hiatus this month I figured I would whip up another cake mix cookie.
But this time, I would make them green. And minty. And of course throw in some chocolate chips.
Perfect to start gearing up for St. Patrick’s day, don’t you think? Is it too early? Days after Valentine’s day? Oh maybe. Who cares. These are delicious. Moving on.
I first started making cake mix cookies when I taught a baking club for kids over the summer. Cake mix cookies are a perfect way for kids to start learning how to bake, or even you if you are just starting out. There is minimal measuring and ingredients.
Before you know it a beautiful bowl of cookie dough awaits…
You can also have a ton of fun coming up with your own cake mix cookie variations. You can use different cake mix flavors, add in different flavors or extracts, and go nuts with mix-ins (chips, nuts, coconut, toffee, whatever you would like).
So let’s talk about these cookies. It starts with a cake mix, duh. But cake mix works because it has your dry ingredients all mixed and ready to go. There is also no measuring out flour of any kind. Just simply open the bag and dump in the bowl. You can’t get easier than that. I added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to make them puff a bit more in the oven. After that all you need to add is your eggs and vegetable oil. I added peppermint extract to get that perfect mint flavor and green food coloring for fun. You could totally leave out the food coloring if you want but I just can’t help but fall in love with the green batter. The last step to these is adding in your chocolate chips. The mint and chocolate chip flavor combination in these super soft cookies are perfect.
I like to chill my dough for about 15 minutes to make it a little more scoopable.
Ingredients you may need to buy:
- Peppermint Extract
- Green Food coloring
- Chocolate chips
- Cake mix
Ingredients you probably have on hand:
- Vegetable Oil
Cost of recipe: $5.09/recipe, $0.25 per cookie
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box cake mix I used white but yellow would work too
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 20-25 drops of green food coloring optional
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). In large bowl, whisk cake mix and baking powder. Add to the bowl, the eggs, oil, peppermint extract, and green food coloring and mix with a spatula or spoon until dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- 2 Refrigerate dough 15 to 30 minutes or as needed for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart.
- 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered.