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Hi everyone! I’m Christy and I’m a foodaholic.
I write the blog The Girl Who Ate Everything which is a name I have definitely earned. As the youngest of ten kids you had eat as fast as you could while the food was there or next thing you knew it was GONE!
 Food has always been a huge part of my life. All of the major moments in my life can be anchored by memories with food. I love the sweets but love to cook crowd pleasing comfort foods too.

 Thanks Jamielyn for inviting me to be a part of this Crazy Christmas Crafters event.

Today we are going to make Homemade Peppermint Oreos. Sure, fancy schmancy desserts have their place, but I tell you people don’t always love to commit to a huge slice of cake or dessert. These Homemade Peppermint Oreos are portable and easy to grab and eat. Trust me, they are always one of the first things gone when I take them to a party. You can’t go wrong with these – Oreos, peppermint, sprinkles…are you in love yet?

Homemade Peppermint Oreos


  • 2 boxes Devil's food cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Frosting:
  • 1 (8ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • sprinkles or crushed candy cane for decorating
  • green or red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil with a mixer. The batter will be very stiff. Pinch of pieces of batter and roll into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets and flatten slightly with fingertips. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove immediately from the cookie sheets with a spatula and cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small glass bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter until completely blended. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and peppermint extract and mix until the icing is smooth. Color frosting green or red if desired. Spread half of the cookies with icing and top with remaining cookies.
  4. Roll in sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or just leave them plain.

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags.

Thanks Christy for sharing this yummy recipe! I LOVE homemade oreos, and I’m excited to try this holiday twist on them, they look delish!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 Responses to “Crazy Christmas Crafter: The Girl Who Ate Everything!”

  1. Kelli

    Wow, these look so yummy and yet so easy! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Laurie@The Baking Bookworm

    These look amazing! I'm always on the lookout for new cookie recipes (especially this time of year). I'll be adding these to my baking repetoire this year. Thanks! :)

    • Yeoji

      So i have 2 questions 1)Why would i need the anthiyng go diet if i already have the How much protein and eat stop eat book? Does it provide that much more info? ok so i guess that was all considered one question even though i guess it was really 2 any how question 2) I have read both of those books and im not quite sure what my calories should be.. Im 5’4 and i weigh about 130 with a 13 percent body fat so how do i figure out how many calories i would need? Im not really looking to go back to counting cal just figured it would be beneficial to have a number to try to go by. ThanksJoe

  3. Fawn

    How many cookies does this recipe make? I think I am going to make them for our Cookie Exchange this yr!! They look delicious–thanks for sharing!!

  4. Tera Wolf

    I'm so excited! I can EASILY transform your recipe to gluten-free for my family for Christmas!! Woot!


  5. mc

    I just tried making these and:
    1) the batter is incredibly sticky
    2) the bake time is much longer since it's cake batter. 10 minutes isn't nearly enough time.

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong or I used the wrong brand of mix… Who knows.

  6. Kara

    I made these this weekend and they were great! I baked half the batch and froze the rest so I'm hoping they freeze well.
    In response to other comments: I got about 80 1 in. balls which would give me 40 cookies at the end. And the dough was not sticky at all for me, very stiff but easy to work with.

  7. kendallclary

    i made these for a christmas party last night, and they were a HIT! thanks so much for the recipe.

    also: i added another tsp of peppermint extract to my frosting – one just wasn't enough.

  8. Days of Davenport

    I had issues with the icing – it was more runny that I expected and made it so that the top cookie would slide off and it didn't work to roll in the sprinkles. They taste great but much more effort than I thought.

  9. snbjork

    Awesome recipe! I made these yesterday and they turned out beautifully. The cookies only took about 8 minutes to bake in my oven. The dough was stiff, as you said, but very easy to work with (not sticky at all). The frosting is divine! I am including these on my Christmas cookie plates this year. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Laura {Brand New Housewife}

    I just made these for a cookie exchange and they are soooooo yummy! The 8-10 minute baking time was fine for me. Don't skimp on the icing when you're spreading it on the cookies as there is PLENTY for your whole batch.

    Thanks so much!

  11. mc

    Ok, I made them again with a different brand of cake mix and they turned out much better than the first time. They tasted great. Ended up having to cook them a little longer, 'bout 11 minutes. And yes, there is tons of icing, so I was generous and I still had some extra.

  12. Danielle

    I used Duncan Hines and my dough was sticky and my cookies took a lot longer to cook. They were incredibly yummy though. I'll be trying another brand next time!

  13. Bethany

    I went to a cookie exchange today and we both brought these cookies that we both saw linked to the site. We didn't even know the other was looking at the same site. Small world!

  14. Kate

    Can anyone share with us which brands of cake mixed worked and/or which didn’t? I’d rather not experiment if someone already has…

  15. Marian

    I agree that the batter is sticky (I used Betty Crocker) However, if you lightly dust your hands with flour it shouldn’t be an issue. I also used one of my kids plastic lunch spoons to scoop the mix. It stuck a lot less compared to metal. 10 minutes in the oven for me, and added an extra tsp (or so) of peppermint. Added icing sugar accordingly. I also took these cookies to a cookie exchange. They were a hit! I was able to make 4 dozen cookies with the recipe. Had lots of left over filling which is okay. My daughter is going to make a batch for her school bake sale. Thanks for the great post!

  16. Catherine

    I am making the cookies as we speak and have taste tested….a few, yumm!
    The batter was very sticky and tough but I let it sit in the fridge for 10 minutes and it was less sticky and easy to roll.
    I have made mine a little smaller, almost “two bite brownie” size, so you can have more than one dessert without feeling too guilty.
    I have lost count at about 135 cookies (divide in half once filled) and I haven’t even finished yet. Can’t wait to taste the completed finished product. Thanks for a great cookie! Happy Holidays!

  17. Brooke

    I love these! I have made them several times, even throughout the year. I have made them for about every holiday. They are an EASY dessert to bring to a function. For different holiday themes, I just changed the type of sprinkles I roll them in!!! Thanks for this great idea! The batter was a bit sticky, but I was able to work with it! The bake time for me was 10 minutes. Thanks!!