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Holiday Cookie Recipes: Homemade Peppermint Oreos

by Holly Duce on December 8, 2012

Last year I made homemade peppermint Oreos for the first time.  I liked them so much, I think they’ll be a holiday staple (but I’ll likely make them a few times throughout the year as well).  I’m a sucker for the chocolate/peppermint combo, besides — these are super easy to make:

2 boxes Devil’s Food Cake Mix
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil

Mix together all ingredients.  Roll into 1″ balls and place 1″ apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Press them down a bit with your fingertips.  Bake for 8-10 minutes in oven preheated to 350 degrees.  Remove from oven and move cookies to a cooling rack to cool.

Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese (one box) softened
1 cube of butter softened
1 box of powdered sugar (1 lb)
1-2 Tbs milk
peppermint extract

Cream butter and cream cheese together.  Alternate adding powdered sugar and milk until smooth.  Add peppermint extract to taste (1 tsp is a good start).

Frost the bottom of one cookie and top with another squeezing frosting to the edges.  Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles for a festive touch.

I usually get lazy and make these cookies way too big.  They come out better (read: prettier) when you make them closer to the size of an Oreo but taste just as good any size!

What are your holiday favorites?  If you’ve got an easy recipe, I’d love it if you shared!

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