Tobins' Tastes: Mint M&M Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mint M&M Chocolate Christmas Cookies

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It has barely been 48 hours since Thanksgiving and I am already in full Christmas baking mode. To be honest, Christmas baking actually started the day before Thanksgiving and my family just had to deal with the fact that I brought non-pumpkin desserts to dinner. While holiday baking makes me think of things like gingerbread and sugar cookies and fudge, my main holiday focus is peppermint.

I eat all things peppermint year round. I have been known to stockpile candy canes to eat well into spring. And the best thing about peppermint is how well it pairs with chocolate. So over the next week or so, I am going to be making you some of my favorite peppermint holiday treats starting with these cookies.

These cookies are laughably easy. I originally made them a few years ago and I was way too ambitious on the mint front. It was way too intense for most people. So this year I remade them and toned them down a bit.

It starts with your basic cake mix cookie using a box of chocolate cake mix and then you just add in some Holiday Mint M&M's and some White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's for some crunch and flavor.

They bake in 10 minutes and cool quickly making them a great last minute "oh crap I forgot I said I would bring dessert" cookie.

Mint M&M Chocolate Christmas Cookies
  • 1 box of Chocolate Cake Mix (just the mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup of White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's
  • 3/4 cup of Mint M&M's
 1.) Mix all of the ingrediants except for the M&M's 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 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.

3.) Using a medium cookie scoop,  scoop out the batter into rounded balls on lined cookie sheets.

4.) Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until tops start to look done but still crackly.


Want even more peppermint and candy cane desserts? Check out my Peppermint Pinterest Board!

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