Green Mint Cookie on a cooling rack with the chocolate melting

Mint Green Cookies

Easy Mint Green Cookies using a simple cake mix means these come together in a skinny minute! These are topped with Andes mints, which takes them up a notch! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Mint Green Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 173 kcal


  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • green food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 24 Andes Mints
  • 1 package cream cheese softened


  1. Heat even to 350 degrees. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, egg, butter and mix well.

  3. Add in the mint extract. 

  4. Add in the drops of food coloring. 8-10 drops will give you a dark color. 

    Closeup shot of the car mix cookie dough batter with the green food coloring starting to mix in
  5. Chill dough for 30 minutes. 

  6. Take dough out of refrigerator and make into 1 inch balls. 

    Closeup of the batter after being thoroughly mixed with the green food coloring
  7. Roll balls in powdered sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet. 

  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes. 

  9. Place an Andes mint on top of warm cookies right after they come out of the oven. They will soften but will harden back up as the entire cookie cools. 

    A bite out of the green cookie and chocolate mint. It is resting on a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Betty Crocker's Rainbow Chip Cake Batter Gooey Butter Cookies. 

Chilling the dough helps the cookies get the plumpness that you want. 

Cookies can be made without the mint extract and still have an amazing mint flavor thanks to the Andes mint on top. 

I made a batch with no extract and a batch with the extract and actually liked the ones without the extract even more. 

Add a few extra drops of green food coloring to the batter to make the batter a bit darker.  It will lighten a bit in the oven. 

Nutrition Facts
Mint Green Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.