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Easy Hot Cocoa Peppermint Cookies Recipe with a Cake Mix

Hot chocolate and peppermint are combined with a delicious chocolate cake mix to create the ultimate winter cookie in history! Soft, full of chocolate flavor and super easy to make...these cookies are just what you are looking for.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Mix Cookie, hot cocoa cookie, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1-15.25 ounce box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 4 packages hot chocolate mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips {plus more for the top}
  • ½ cup marshmallow bits {plus more for the top}
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermint {plus more for the top}


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the chocolate cake mix and hot chocolate mix, whisk to combine. Add eggs and oil, mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand} until you have a thick dough. Add chocolate chips, marshmallow bits and crushed peppermint, mix in by hand until everything is evenly distributed. Note: Be sure to mix gently so that none of the add-ins break.

  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop mounds of dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are set up.

  4. After baking, add extra chocolate chips, marshmallow bits and crushed peppermint to the top of each cookie {making sure to press down gently}. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.