These Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are a delicious combination of mint and chocolate – and the color makes it perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (or even Christmas).
But we really love them anytime of the year. These cookies may look complicated, but they are fairly simple to throw together.
A chocolatey bottom, topped with creamy mint frosting and the ultimate ganache. Want to know our secret for making them so simple? Using a cake mix!
Using a cake mix to make the cookie bottom cuts the time in half, and makes a delicious, chewy cookie every time.
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How to make Mint Grasshopper Chocolate Cookies:
- Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs together (do not follow the directions on the back of the cake mix- disregard them completely. You’re only using the powder mixture from the box).
- Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-9 minutes (don’t cook any longer than that! You don’t want them to be overdone!). Let cookies cool completely.
- Mix together all the ingredients for the frosting. You can add more or less powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like. Spread on top of each cooled cookie.
- To make the ganache, melt chocolate chips and butter together in a double boiler OR in a microwave. If you’re using a microwave, melt in 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is completely melted. Spread melted chocolate on each cookie. I have found that it works best to use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate around.
- Let the chocolate harden, then serve.
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Make Mint Chocolate Cookie bottom from scratch:
If you don’t want to use a cake mix bottom, you can try this recipe for a delicious chocolate cookie bottom that’s made from scratch (you can leave out the chocolate chips).
Other Variations of our Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Cake Cookies:
Not a fan of peppermint? These combinations would be good, too:
- Orange frosting and flavoring for a “chocolate orange” cookie
- Raspberry frosting and pink coloring (like the filling from these brownies)
- Cream cheese frosting (like this recipe)
- Vanilla flavoring in the frosting (instead of peppermint)
More Cake Mix Recipes You will Love:
- Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins
- Cinnamon Rolls with a Cake Mix Shortcut
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix Bars
- Double Chocolate Pound Cake
- Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars
Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
- 15.25 ounces Devil's Food Cake Mix 1 box ( I like the ones with pudding in the mix the best. )
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1½ teaspoons peppermint extract
- 6 drops green food coloring
- 1¼ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs together (do not follow the directions on the back of the cake mix- disregard them completely).
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 6-9 minutes (don't cook any longer than that! You don't want them to be overdone). Let cookies cool completely.
- Mix together all the ingredients (add more or less powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like). Spread on top of each cooled cookie.
- Melt chocolate chips and butter together in a double boiler OR in a microwave (I usually microwave for 30-second intervals, then stir and repeat until the chips are fully melted).
- Spread melted chocolate on each cookie- I have found that it works best to use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate around.
- Let chocolate set up and then serve.
These little cookies are super rich! I think that if you didn’t want them to be so rich, use a milk chocolate cake mix and milk chocolate chips.
- Mixing Bowl (2)
- Baking Sheet
- Double Boiler or Microwave