Oh my friends… this is it!
We have a little more than a week before the BIG day!
Christmas Day is almost HERE!

This week I have been busy finishing up some last minute gifts for neighbors and teachers.
This is what we did!

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.

 

COOKIES?

 Excuse me… What is wrong with cookies?

 Besides don’t judge me YET!

…Check this OUT!

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.
 

Better?

You are going to love these cookies they are SUPER EASY to make

and SUPER DELICIOUS!

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe 

Candy Cane Mint Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Devil Food Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs.
  • 1 Tb Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Soft Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 6 to 8 Candy Canes or 1 Cup of Mint Baking Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat over at 350ºF
  2. To make the cookie dough mix together cake mix, eggs and butter.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir together.
  4. Peel the candy canes and crush them in small pieces. Add them to the cookie dough.
  5. Bake them at for 8 to 9 minutes. Do not over cook.
  6. Let it snow... Sprinkle powder sugar on top of baked cookies.
Notes
If you want to make these cookies year round replace the Candy Canes with Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips. You can find this or any other Mint Chips in you local store baking aisle.

 

They are so good. 

If you want to make them as chocolate Chip Mint Cookies just

replace the Candy Canes with Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips.

So yummy!

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.

 

Plan A

To give them away as a gift  put your mint cookies inside of a Mason Jar.

NOTE: They need to be small enough to enter inside of the jar.

 

Decorate your Mason Jar to give it a festive look!

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.

 

Plan B

OK… I am going to be absolutly honest with you.

I made the first batch of cookies and they were so good that Mimi and I ate half of them.

So we ended up having only one jar done. :( 

{ The one went to school with my son for his AMAZING teacher. }

Then I realized that Christmas is almost HERE and that I had many more teachers on my list.

So I thought “girl no more baking. Time for Plan B”

The Cookie Mix in a Jar…

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.

 

The first thing you want to do is empty a full box of Devil Food Cake inside of a jar. I freaked out when I first did this because it filled up the entire jar. Just squish the cake mix down as much as you can, you’ll be amazed how much space you’ll have left. 

 
 After add one cup of Chocolate Chips { I like milk chocolate } of your choice on top of it and 6 crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate. So pretty!
Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.
 
Now it is time to dress the jar up.
I used this next steps for both version of our Cookies in a Jar.
You’ll need craft paper, ribbon, punch holders and the help of scissors and a glue gun.

 Trace the inside of the lid on craft paper. Cut it and hot glue it on the lid. 

 
 Then decorate the outside of the lid with some ribbon… 5/8″ ribbon works PERFECTLY!
Use your glue gun to… glue it. 
 
  Now let’s add the details!… Even prettier! 
Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.
 
 
All I did was to type this directions on my computer { copy and paste as many as you can on one page } and print it:
 Just add…
2 Eggs, 1 tsp Vainilla and 1/2 Cup Butter…
{ Bake at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes }
 L♥ve … The Campbells
 
 I cut the tag and I used my Craft File to antique it.
{ You can do this with a regular CLEAN nail file }

 I made this free printable for the Holidays… I just punched a little hole on it.

 I punched some snow flakes and I hanged it all from the jar with some baker twine… 

Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.
 
So here you have them! From the front…
Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.
 
 …and from the back!
 
 
or with the cookies baked inside… 
Candy Cane Mint Cookie Recipe the36thavenue.com Bake them and get the Free Printable to give them as gifts.
 
 
Christmas Sweetness in a Jar!
 
Click HERE for the Free Tag Printables.
I made them just in case you want to make your own Christmas Cookies in a Jar.

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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27 Responses to Candy Cane Mint Cookies

  1. angela says:

    So what size mason jar did you use?

  2. Jill says:

    I LOVE this post! Great idea – wondeful photos, and so funny that you ate so many of the cookies you had to make jars of the mix! Which are equally great as gifts I have to say! Oh and I like your glittery nail polish too!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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