Chocolate Peppermint Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Balls


"A great chocolate Christmas cookie! For added festivity you can roll them in sprinkles before baking. "


38 m servings 135 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the shortening, egg and peppermint extract until smooth and creamy. Stir in the cake mix. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place them 1 inch apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 -10 minutes in the preheated oven. Watch very closely. when they start to crack they are done.
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  1. 8 Ratings


Ok, so a few changes were necessary, but nothing too drastic. The basics were there. #1. Ignore the directions on the box & follow the recipe #2. Try 3/4 tsp of mint extract #3. Use 1/2 cup...

Very easy, and very good. Makes more than 24 cookies, though! I put a little mint M&M in the middle right after I took them out of the oven, and it made them look even more festive. Easiest a...

The name is, unfortunately, really misleading. I was looking for "balls" to make for my daughter's first birthday - I was going to build a pyramid. But these are, in fact, flat cookies. Deliciou...

The dough will be dry. It will be necessary to work your shortening and egg yolk through it by hand. If you are in a hurry, this probably isn't the best recipe for you to work with. I found t...

The cookie dough was so dry I had to squeeze the crumbs into the balls and they tasted rather dry as well. I think there is something missing from this recipe!

I followed the recipe exactly as it was written. I was way to dry to shape into balls so I took other reviewers advice and added a half cup of milk. The balls spread into more of a cookie shape ...

Very very good, I made mine with almond extract though because i didn't have peppermint. I will definately make this again!!

Something has to be missing, the cookies turned out VERY dry and just crumbled. Is the cake recipe suppose to be dry as directed? Or is is suppose to be prepared as directed on the box 1st? I ...