Six Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

These Six Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies are super quick and easy to make. Plus they are absolutely delish!

These six ingredient chocolate peppermint cookies are the bomb! Super easy to make for your holiday party or cookie exchange.

Need to make some Christmas cookies for a holiday party or cookie exchange, but you’re simply too busy to start from scratch? I’ve got you covered! These chocolate peppermint M&M cookies start from a boxed cake mix, but NO ONE will guess you didn’t make them from scratch!

This recipe makes 24 cookies that are pretty, festive, and (in my humble opinion) SO GOOD! In fact, I’ve decided this is my favorite Christmas cookie I’ve ever made.

You start off with a box of devil’s food cake mix. Add butter, egg, mini chocolate chips, peppermint pieces, and peppermint M&Ms. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and scoop on to a parchment-lined cookie sheet with a cookie scoop.

YUM!!! Chocolate peppermint M&M cookies.

You’ll want to press some extra pieces of peppermint and M&Ms into your scooped cookie dough to make sure all the goodies aren’t hiding inside!

Chocolate peppermint cookies are so DELISH!

Into the oven they go, where they bake for about 13 minutes. And just like that… you’ve got delicious, chocolatey, pepperminty cookies to share!

OMG these chocolate peppermint cookies are so GOOD!

My favorite thing about these is the different textures when you bite into them.

These chocolate peppermint Christmas cookies are super easy to make and SO YUMMY!


Six Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Yields 24
This Six Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Cookie recipe is perfect for cookie exchanges and holiday parties when you simply don't have time to start from scratch! And NO ONE will guess that you didn't. 🙂
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  1. 1 box Devil's Food Chocolate Cake mix
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/3 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  5. 1/3 cup peppermint bits
  6. 1/2 cup peppermint M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Stir together cake mix, butter, and eggs
  3. Stir in appx. two thirds of the chocolate chips, peppermint bits, and M&Ms
  4. Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets
  5. Press the remaining chocolate chips, peppermint bits, and M&Ms into the scooped cookies
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes
  7. Cool on baking rack for a few minutes
  8. Transfer to cooling rack
  9. Store in air-tight container for up to one week
Tabler Party of Two

OMG, y'all! These six ingredient chocolate peppermint M&M cookies are to die for! You start with a box of devil's food cake mix and then add just 5 more ingredients. NO ONE will know you didn't start from scratch! Perfect for your holiday party or cookie exchange.


Andrea Tabler |
 Super pretty cookies for the holidays!

Andrea Tabler


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  1. I’m baking with my kiddos today and these will be a great addition to our goodie trays! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  2. Hi Andrea, These cookies are beautiful and they sound so delicious! Pinning! Thanks for sharing them! Blessings, Janet