Cake Mix Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Cake Mix Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies are a new holiday go to at our house. I love the chocolate and mint combination. It's also the perfect recipe to get your kids involved in. They are so yummy and so easy to make.

In a house with three little kids, we take celebrating holidays pretty seriously. My kids love St. Patrick’s Day and I love all the cute green treats that come with it.

I personally am not a fan of the pinching and the small fights that come from pinching, but if St. Patricks’s Day means I get to make and eat these cookies to my hearts content, it may just be my new favorite holiday.

These cookies are perfectly soft and chewy and the mint frosting in the middle is so good. This is also a fun recipe that the kids will love making and frosting with you.

The green frosting is also fun for them to make.

do these cookies freeze well?

I have a strange obsession with frozen cookies. I usually don’t have any leftover to freeze, because I love eating cookies as soon as they come out of the oven (I even take the risk of getting a burnt tongue from the melted chocolate), but frozen cookies are so yummy.

These cookies freeze extremely well. You can eat them slightly frozen, or freeze them or up to a month.

When freezing them, we recommend either wrapping them in a layer of saran wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil, or placing them in an airtight container.

To thaw them, you can microwave them, but I usually take mine out of the freezer, 24 hours before serving them, and they are perfect and chewy.

could i use butter instead of shortening?

For this recipe, we used vegetable shortening, however you could also use butter flavored shortening, or even butter.

You will want to be sure your butter is softened (meaning not melted or slightly melted, just at room temperature) for the best results. You may also need another extra Tablespoon of butter, if you choose to use butter over shortening.

watch how to make another cookie favorite, here:

Did you know we have a Youtube Channel? We have hundreds of simple and delicious recipes, your family is going to love. We take you through each recipe, step by step, and show you exactly how to make them.

This Homemade Pizzookie Cookie is my new favorite thing. It is so simple to make and tastes absolutely amazing. The best part is when it comes out of the oven, and you put that scoop of ice cream on top, and take the first bite. I think it’s what heaven tastes like. Watch how easy it is to make, here:

looking for more delicious cookie recipes? here are a few of our favorite:

Serves: 15

Cake Mix Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies Recipe

5 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

13 minTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box Devils Food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened to room temp)
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together cake mix, eggs and shortening until well combined. The dough will be pretty thick.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, making sure they are all similar in size.
  4. Place dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooking rack.
  6. To make the frosting, mix together butter, milk, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and as much green food coloring as desired (I used 8 drops) until smooth.
  7. Spread onto cooled cookies and sandwich together.



4557 cal


205 g


659 g


35 g
Click Here For Full Nutrition, Exchanges, and My Plate Info

Never Miss Another Six Sisters’ Recipe Again:
Follow Six Sisters’ Stuff on Instagram |Facebook |Pinterest | YouTube

Looking to eat healthier?  Sign-up to receive a healthy menu plan and shopping list in your inbox every week!



Every recipe in the menu plan is 500 calories or less per serving and includes nutrition information to help you stay on track!

Learn more, view sample menu plans and join HERE!

 These Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies from are perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comment on this Recipe

3 Responses to “Cake Mix Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies Recipe”

Leave a Comment