A box of candy cane pudding has been begging me to do something fun and creative with it, so I got the idea to make cake mix cookies.
From start to finish, these cookies took me less than half an hour and tasted so good.
The other perk is that the house had the most wonderful peppermint smell while these were baking. I nearly melted in a puddle on the kitchen floor.
Whip up a batch (if you love peppermint) and see what kind of words of undying gratitude come your way – if you decide to share the cookies!
1 vanilla cake mix
1 small box instant candy cane pudding
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint crunch baking chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cake mix, pudding, eggs, and butter until well blended. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake about six to eight minutes, until cookies are just set (if you poke them, they still give a little but aren’t smooshy).
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a few minutes. I slid the entire sheet of parchment out of the pan and onto the counter to let them finish cooling.
Your house, at this point, will have the most delicious peppermint aroma.
If you want to get all fancy, you could drizzle the tops with vanilla frosting and sprinkle crushed peppermint on top, but these are plenty sweet without any extra help. You could also throw in a handful of chocolate chips if you like the chocolate peppermint combo (which I do, but somehow managed not to add chocolate to this batch.)
Yield: About three dozen.