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Mint Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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Mint and dark chocolate go together perfectly. It’s one of those classic combinations that seems like they were made for each other.  Junior Mints, Andes Mints, mint chocolate chip ice cream… you can find this awesome duo everywhere!  This recipe was inspired by the new Dark Chocolate + Mint Kit Kat candy bar.  

I wanted a super deep fudgey cookie that wasn’t necessarily dark chocolate, since I’m not a HUGE fan of dark chocolate.  But then I wanted to incorporate dark chocolate and mint into that cookie. And this became the perfect mint chocolate fudge cookie! Note that Duncan Hines does make a Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix that you could use.

If you can’t find the dark chocolate & mint morsels in your favorite store (or it’s off-season), grab some bags HERE!  They store nicely in the freezer when you place them in freezer bags. There are other brands and options HERE, as well.

What you need:

  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract (this is my favorite!)
  • 1 bag Nestle Winter Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels (or any 10 ounce bag of chocolate + mint morsels)

Make them:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In your mixer, combine the cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla until just combined.

Add peppermint extract until incorporated.

Fold in chips.

Chill dough for about a half hour, until it’s sturdy enough to handle and scoop out into balls.  I love my cookie scoop, and highly recommend anyone that bakes owns one! This dough is very thick, so be prepared for that – thicker = fudgier! 🙂

Scoop out balls and set about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake 9-11 minutes.

Allow to cool completely on cooling racks.

ENJOY!!

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5 from 6 votes

Mint Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Made with a cake mix and dark chocolate + mint morsels, this recipe is super simple and absolutley decadent!

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract this is my favorite!
  • 1 bag Nestle Winter Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels or any 10 ounce bag of chocolate + mint morsels

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In your mixer, combine the cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla until just combined.
  • Add peppermint extract until incorporated.
  • Fold in chips.
  • Chill dough for about a half hour, until it's sturdy enough to handle and scoop out into balls. This dough is very thick, so be prepared for that - thicker = fudgier! 🙂
  • Scoop out balls and set about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely on cooling racks.

Here are some other fun cookies!

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

11 Comments

  1. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    5 stars
    These sound really good. I have never made cookies with cake mix!

  2. 5 stars
    It’s the best combination: chocolate and mint. These look yummy.

  3. Mary Gardner Reply

    Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations and these look delicious and easy to make as well.

  4. This sounds like a simple recipe but I would use a better quality chocolate since Nestle gets its cacao from plantations associated with child slave labor.

  5. 5 stars
    I told my husband I have to make cookies soon. Everyone loves mint in my home, so these would be fantastic.

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