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Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

An easy cake mix cookie bottom, topped with creamy mint frosting and covered with a perfect chocolate ganache.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix Cookies, cake mix recipe, Chocolate Cookies, Easy Dessert Recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 273kcal


  • Mixing Bowl (2)
  • Baking Sheet
  • spoon
  • Double Boiler or Microwave


Cookie Bottom

  • 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

Peppermint Frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring

Chocolate Topping

  • cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 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.

Chocolate Topping

  • 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.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg