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.