Peppermint Patty Cookies

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5 ingredient cake mix cookies with York Peppermint Patties baked inside. These Peppermint Patty Cookies are soft and have a deep chocolate and mint flavor.

One grocery product that I love is boxed cake mixes. They are so versatile. And yes, I do love homemade, but store-bought shortcuts are perfect for quick and easy desserts. So guess what is in these cookies?

Cake mix! Yup, I’m falling in love with cake mix cookies for their softness, richness, and wonderful-ness. And the fact that these have a whole peppermint patty stuffed inside? Even better.

peppermint patties inside chocolate cookies

❤️ Why you’ll love these cookies:

  • super delicious and incredibly addicting
  • full of minty-rich chocolate flavor
  • stay soft for days
  • only 5 ingredients

How to Make Peppermint Patty Cookies

Mix up the dough. It’s just a cake mix, an egg, cream cheese, and butter. The dough will be very thick. That’s exactly how it is supposed to be. It will be soft, but shouldn’t be so sticky that you can’t handle it to roll balls.

ingredients for cake mix cookies in a bowl

Divide the dough into 16 balls. Then, unwrap about 16 snack size York peppermint patties.

Take a ball of dough, flatten it and wrap around a peppermint patty. You want the peppermint patty to be completely covered or else it might not stay in your cookie.

Place the cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet, or use a silpat baking mat. Sprinkle the cookies with sprinkles if you’d like.

Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes. Allow them to cool on a baking sheet for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack. They will be very soft!

How to Store Peppermint Patty Cookies

These peppermint patty cookies really do stay soft for days stored in a container. You can even store them in the freezer for about 6 weeks, pull them out, let them defrost, and bite into some heavenly goodness.

closeup of chocolate cookies on a baking sheet

Recipe Variations

Options are endless when it comes to eating these cookies. You could also make them for any occasion… think about it!

  • Switch up the flavor of cake mix. Try red velvet for a gorgeous look.
  • Put a different candy bar inside. Snickers bars are amazing.
  • Use sprinkles or a chocolate drizzle for any occasion.
closeup of chocolate cookies with sprinkles
closeup of chocolate cookies with sprinkles

Peppermint Patty Cookies

4.68 from 46 votes
5 ingredient cake mix cookies with York Peppermint Patties baked inside. These Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are soft and have a deep chocolate and mint flavor.
Servings 16 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

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  • 1 package Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge cake mix (16.5 ounces)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter softened (almost melted)
  • 16 snack size York Peppermint Patties
  • sprinkles optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cake mix, egg, cream cheese and butter until it is all well combined. The mixture will be very thick.
  • Make 16 balls out of the chocolate batter.
  • Flatten each ball in the palm of your hand. Place a peppermint patty on each flattened ball and wrap the cookie dough around the peppermint patty so it is covered completely. Repeat with the remaining peppermint patties and dough.
  • Place the cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with colored sprinkles, if desired.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 4-5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.



The calories shown are based on the recipe making 16 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**
This recipe was originally published on March 2, 2015 and updated on February 25, 2021.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 335
Keyword cake mix recipe, easy cookie recipes

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4.68 from 46 votes (39 ratings without comment)
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7 months ago

I like that they are simple for ingredients BUT they are a pain to ball up, flatten and cover the patty if you don’t use a little bit of flour on them and your hands to manipulate the “cake dough”. I also rolled in powdered sugar before baking. 4 stars for the process. They get a 5 rating for taste – Tasted very good and I added vanilla to the mix. I also followed baking directions for the first batch and they spread more. Put the next pan of cookies in the fridge to chill first about 15-20 minutes before… Read more »