Recipe: Easy, tasty Christmas cookies

Posted December 4, 2019 11:50 a.m. EST

There's an easy way kids can make impressive Christmas cookies this year. Just use cake mix!

Recipe courtesy of


For the cookies

  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp, vanilla extract or peppermint extract – your choice!

For the filling

  • ½ cup butter, salted and softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Holiday food coloring, optional


  • Mix all cookie ingredients in large bowl.
  • Drop spoonfulls of cookie dough on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 4-10 minutes (don't want for them to brown -- these cook quickly!)
  • Mix icing while allowing cookies to cool
  • Smear icing between two cookies.
  • Top with festive garnishes like crushed candy canes, chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles.
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