This easy Christmas cookie recipe is a tasty combination of mint and chocolate with a delicious fudge flavor you will want to eat again and again. This is a quick cookie recipe that you can whip up in no time. Learn how to make your own chocolate peppermint fudge brownie cookies without having to make them entirely from scratch.
Start with your favorite fudge brownie box mix and I'll show you how to turn that box into cookies your friends and neighbors will beg for the recipe.
How to make Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Brownie Mix Cookies
Chocolate recipes have always been tough for me. I never quite know which kind of chocolate or what to add to make them extra chocolatey good. So this brownie mix recipe is perfect! Start off with the basics and dress it up with peppermint to create a mouth-watering holiday cookie!
I love making cake mix cookies, but wasn't sure if brownie mix cookies were a thing or where to start. So I dug around and found some good inspiration from this brownie mix cookie recipe and then adapted for the result I wanted. I'm so happy with the results I got and my kids ate them right up! Win Win!
- Fudge Brownie Box mix – Pick your favorite! I used Betty Crocker
- 4-5 Tbs Flour (I'm at high altitude, so sometimes more flour works best)
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbs Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 2 Tsp Peppermint Extract
- Chocolate Fudge frosting + peppermint extract to taste
(about 1-2 Tsp per full can)
- Peppermint candies – crushed
You can adjust the peppermint in this recipe to your own taste preferences. When we mixed it all together, it tasted like a scrumptious chocolate mint candy!
- Mix all the ingredients together until blended. It will look similar to regular brownie mix.
- Spoon out single cookie servings onto a cookie sheet, spacing about 2″ apart.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes. You don't want to over bake as the cookies will harden as they cool. For a nice, soft, moist brownie-like texture, less baking is better.
- Let the cookies cool to the touch and then add the frosting with the back of a spoon to get the nice swirl look.
- Top with crushed peppermint candies.
Tip: Store these cookies in an airtight container. The cookies will soften into amazingly chewy brownie bites. You're not going to want to share, so make 2 batches!
When these cookies are baked just right, they should look like a similar texture to traditional brownies when you break them in half. Don't you want a bite now?
Tip: I have found that adding the frosting with a spoon is an easier way to get that fun whipped swirl look. Just load up the back of the spoon with frosting and then spread on the cookie in a swirl motion, lifting the spoon up in the center of the cookie.
More Christmas Cookie Recipes
I'm sharing this recipe along with a handful of other delicious cookie recipes from friends around the country as part of this year's Houseful of Cookies holiday cookie blog hop.
Now keep your tastebuds happy and check out all of the additional cookie recipes, you're definitely going to want to try them all!
- Houseful Of Nicholes – Dumpster Cookies
- Divas With A Purpose – Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Day By Day In Our World – Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip & Craisin Oatmeal Cookies
- Honest & Truly – Spiced Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
- Love Jaime – Snowball Cookies
- How Was Your Day? – Lingonberry Thumbprints
- Mama Harris' Kitchen – Cranberry Pistachio Citrus Cookies
- This Worthey Life – White Chocolate Cranberry & Toffee Cookies
- Someday I'll Learn – Easiest Christmas Cookies
- Life Of A Ginger – Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
- 100 Directions – Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Brownie Mix Cookies
- Brooklyn Active Mama – Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies
- Sugar, Spice, and Glitter – Glazed Gingerbread Cookies
- Good Girl Gone Redneck – Peanut Butter Nutella Sugar Cookies
- Collards Are the Old Kale – Chocolate Laced Triple Ginger Cookies
- This Mamas Life – Cherry Bits
After you've gone through this list, take a look at the other Christmas cookie recipes I've shared the last few years in this fun Houseful of Christmas Cookies bloghop.