Last Minute Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

While I truly enjoy making homemade goodies, there’s definitely a time and place for boxed cake mixes and pre-made cookie dough.  You know, like when guests are coming over and you find out 45 minutes before they arrive or when you’re taking a cake decorating class and you need to bake a cake each week.  In this case, it was when Jon said he needed to bring something to the office for a co-workers birthday.  Yeah, he could have just bought something to bring in but where’s the fun in that?  I wanted to at least make people think we made something homemade and delicious.


Deceptive?  Yes.  Were people impressed?  You bet.  Did all of these cookies get eaten?  Duh.

To make these delightful little cookies, I just bought a package of Pillsbury pre-made ready-to-bake sugar cookies (in the refrigerated section) along with a small bag of Andes mint chocolate candies (found these at the Dollar Store… for a dollar!).

If you don’t think you’re talented in the kitchen, I dedicate this post to you!  All you have to do is bake the cookies according to the package, let the cookies cool, drizzle with the melted chocolate, and let the chocolate harden.  I’m convinced that a good drizzle makes just about anything look pretty impressive!

This post isn’t meant to be a recipe but more like a quick tip or a little bit of inspiration.  If you’re not a fan of mint chocolate (like Jon! gasp!) you could drizzle white/milk/dark chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, nutella, etc!


Last Minute Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Makes 24 cookies


  • 1 package of Pillsbury ready-to-bake sugar cookies (24 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Andes mint chocolate candies or mint chocolate baking chips

What to Do

  1. Bake sugar cookies according to package.
  2. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Melt mint chocolate in a small dish – I microwaved in 15 second intervals and stirred until it was smooth.
  4. Use a spatula to drizzle chocolate across the tops of the cookies.
  5. Allow the chocolate to harden.  If you’re in a hurry, place the cookies in the fridge/freezer to harden quicker.
  6. Store the cookies in an airtight container.

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28 thoughts on “Last Minute Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  1. The boy and I LOVE a good tube of store bought cookie dough from time to time. I personally could eat the whole thing raw but I only end up with a spoon because he wants them baked. It is just too convenient sometime! Great job jazzing up the plain sugar cookies!

    • If YOU approve of store bought cookie dough from time to time, then I definitely don’t feel guilty! 😉 I honestly haven’t bought it in a longgg time but once I opened the package I remembered how much I used to love eating it raw too. Shhhh…

      • We can be really bad, a roll typically is gone in one sitting. Sometimes I will cut it in half and throw the rest in the freezer and then I’ll bring them out and Bren is all WHERE ARE ALL THE COOKIES!! It is better for us to not eat the whole thing at once though aha

    • Mmm, I actually saw that boxed mix in my baking aisle. I love Ghirardelli (who doesn’t?!) so I’ll have to give it a try since you’ve given it your seal of approval. 🙂

    • Thanks, Stephanie! You’re right – I love cookies when they’re right out of the oven but I like them less and less as they cool and harden.

    • I know what you mean – It seems we always have a reason or occassion to whip something up. We all need a couple cheats like this in our back pocket! 😉

  2. This is so smart! And using what the store has to offer is totally not cheating – plus you made them look super fancy with the chocolate drizzle. 🙂

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