Chocolate Peppermint Balls

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

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    8 mins


    38 mins


  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.


Calories: 135 kcal
Carbohydrates: 15.1 g
Cholesterol: 13 mg
Fat: 7.5 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 161 mg