Tobins' Tastes: UltiMINT Christmas Candy Cookies

Monday, December 10, 2012

UltiMINT Christmas Candy Cookies

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I am a complete sucker for the Target Holiday Candy Aisle. Valentines M&M's? Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses? White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's? Yes, please.

Something about the idea that a candy item might only be around for a limited time or maybe it's the cuteness of the holiday colors, but I just have to buy it all. In multiples. And then I clearly have to spend way too much time in the kitchen finding fun, new ways to use my excessive amounts of holiday themed candy.

So after a small Black Friday Target Candy Aisle binge (Target totally knew what they were doing when they wrapped the check out line through that aisle), I made these babies.

I absolutely love mint and chocolate anything so I figured why not make Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies and dump various forms of mint holiday candy into them? These cookies literally tasted like you had melted a Peppermint Pattie inside of fudge. Amazing.

I used my current three favorite mint Christmas candies: White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's, Mint M&M's, and Candy Candy Hershey's Kisses.
The smooth meltiness of the kisses paired with the crunch of the M&M's and the hints of white chocolate against the intense fudginess of the cookies prompted Justin to call these "quite possibly the best cookies you have ever made".

These cookies were also conveniently scheduled to get made the same day our new camera arrived so I had way too much fun staging these and photographing them : )

UltiMINT Christmas Candy Cookies
  • 1 box of Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's
  • 1 cup of Mint M&M's
  • About 20 Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
 1.) Mix all of the ingrediants except for the candies together in a stand mixer until well combined. Make sure to scape the bottom and make sure all of the oil is incorporated into the batter.
2.) Add in the Hershey's Kisses with the mixer on low and let them be broken up slightly.
3.) Add in both kinds of M&M's and let them mix for a minute to give them a rough crush. Basically you want the candies to be broken up a bit with some whole pieces still remaining. 
4.) Using a medium cookie scoop,  scoop out the batter into rounded balls on lined cookie sheets.

5.) Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until tops start to look done but still crackly. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before trying to remove from trays or eat.


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  1. These look scrumptious! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  2. Just fun and wonderful cookies!
    They definitely look scrumptious

  3. These cookies look delicious! Gotta pin this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

  4. These look delicious! Oh how I wish we got all that nice Christmas candy in the UK *sigh*! I guess I will just have to admire from a far! Merry Christmas!

  5. a wonderful combination of yummy. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo

  6. So cute! Perfect Christmas cookies for kids! Thank you shared this recipe at my link party!

  7. These look so good! Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  8. I need to get out more. I have not seen these candies!! What yummy cookies. Thanks for sharing with us at FFF.

  9. These cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  10. Oh my - these look delicious!!

  11. OMG. These look amazing! I would tear those cookies up!!!
    Popped over from DIY Home Sweet Home party!

  12. OMgosh - yes! I am totally making these!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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