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Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Back in March I made these exact same cookies, but the filling was dyed with green coloring and I left off the candy cane pieces. It’s amazing the things you can do with a simple, 3 ingredient cake mix cookie recipe.

The candy cane pieces were pretty easy to make. I threw 4-5 candy canes in my food processor and chopped those suckers to pieces. Then I used a wire colander to separate the pieces from the candy cane dust. The pieces I used on the cookies were about the size of coarse kosher salt. I didn’t want them too big because I wasn’t about to have people chipping their teeth. I did find that the icing softened up the candy canes a little so they weren’t too crunchy.

 Here’s a printable 4×6 chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies recipe card for you. Another Christmas gift from me. Man, am I on fire with all the giving this year or what? Click on the image to head to the download page.

Are you a big peppermint fan? Yeah, me too.
Have you made cake mix cookies before?
Any big weekend plans?

Perfect Christmastime treat!

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  1. These looks DELICIOUS!! I’ve been looking for a “peppermint chocolate” cookie to add to my batch of cookie marathon batches. Does the cream filling stiffen up at all? Or do they stay a bit gooey?

  2. Those look delicious!! I wasn’t always a fan of peppermint, but for some reason, this year I haven’t been able to get enough of it. Seriously – I want to bake some of those cookies asap. Let’s be friends, throw a Christmas party, and we’ll make them for some sweet treats 🙂

  3. These turned out adorable! I love chocolate and peppermint. I would really like for you to share these on Super Sweet Saturday…because they are SWEET! Have a great weekend.

  4. Wow! Those look amazing. Great photography too by the way.  I’d  love to have you link this us to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 

  5. These cookies look amazing! I’m pinning 🙂 Found you at the blog hop and am staying connected via G+.

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  6. You’re so crafty my dear. Glad I found you through the Hop and now following via Facebook. Your food photography and recipes look amazing. I’ll definitely be pinning and baking from your blog. Thanks for the great resource. 😉

  7. Mmmm they look so delicious! I just made some peppermint patties this week… I’m such a sucker for mint and chocolate!!
    new follower from the hop!!!

  8. Hey, stopping by from the hop. These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try them myself. 🙂

  9. Stopping by from the hop too. These look delicious! Signing up for your feed to keep finding some more baking inspiration.

  10. Thanks, Chelsea! I was looking for something like these to make for the neighborhood children. They are so very cute! I saw your post over at “Sernity Now” blog party.

  11. Deborah Baker says:

    My grandson and I made these exactly to your recipe and they came out perfect! Cookies were just right for a piped frosting and the frosting was just the right consistency and deliciously peppermint. I like your method of sieving the crushed candy-canes too worked excellently. Thank you for a great recipe and a good time with my grandson!

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  13. was wondering if you had tried these with a milk chocolate cake mix as I was going to make these for my daughters class and was told I can’t use a devils food cake due to the red dye. Any help is appreciated
    thank you

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