Friday, December 5, 2008

Me love COOKIE!

My contribution to Scrappy Jessi's 2nd Annual Cookie Swap are delicious, ooey, gooey, chocolatey, minty cookies that are perfect with a tall glass of milk. I unfortunately do not have any pictures of these cookies, but they look just like these cookies from Silvia's Sweet Delights (so I'm borrowing the pictures for drool-inducing purposes)!
Now, without further ado, the recipe for my SUPER EASY chocolate peppermint cookies (I know, I know... they don't even have a real name...):

1 box of Devil's food cake mix (I know, a mix is cheating, but I'm not using it to make cake, so it's not really cheating)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 tsp. of peppermint extract (adjust to taste)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough. Roll dough into balls about 1 inch across (you can adjust the size depending on how big you want your cookie). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with your thumb. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes (I prefer 10 minutes because the cookies are still soft in the the middle). Cool on a rack.


[note] This is a modified version of a cookie recipe that my friend Pam taught me ages and ages ago back in my Oregon days (her version wasn't chocolate or pepperminty). You can use any cake mix, any flavoring, and any mix-ins with this recipe. My other favorites are spice cookies (from a spice cake mix), lemon cookies (yellow cake mix + lemon extract) and s'mores (devil's food cake mix with mini marshmallows rolled in the middle; the whiteness of the marshmallow shows through cracks in the chocolate and creates a cool looking effect).


Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,

im so sorry i didn't have your link up.
these look fabulous!!!!
thanks for playing along!!!


Birds of a Feather said...

those look delish ~ we'll be baking up a batch! thanks for sharing!

wishing you holidays that are merry & bright!
xo heidi

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing they sound delish!
have a wonderful weekend!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Yum, these LOOK good and sure sound easy! Thanks for sharing the extra notes for other varieties, too!
Smiles, Heidi

Anonymous said...

hey chickadee! YUMMY! whats better then chocolate and warm milk! thanks for sharing the recipe! hugs


mendytexas said...

Chocolate Peppermint!! HOLY COW! Those look fantastic! I must try them this weekend...:)mendy

Saucy said...

This is a classic recipe, I've used it but never added the flavour, so thanks!

m i c h e l l e said...

Hokey Schmokes! Cookies from a cake mix! I have got to try that...they sound so yummy!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!