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I love holiday baking…

I especially love the chocolate peppermint combo…

I’m pretty sure you are BOUND to find one chocolate/mint recipe on this blog that you will love. In case you missed them:

  1. Thin mint brownies
  2. Chocolate cookies with candy cane butter cream
  3.  Peppermint brownies in a jar
  4. Peppermint brownies with candy cane butter cream
  5. Chewy chocolate cookies with peppermint chips
  6. Chocolate chunk peppermint pudding cookies 
  7.  Chocolate cookies with candy cane kisses.

Today I’m going to share with you a simple and cute gift to make for your friends and neighbors… that will only cost you a couple bucks! YEA!

Peppermint oreos in a jar! These are fantastic and so simple to make. Let’s get started shall we?

Homemade Peppermint Oreo Recipe


Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea


  • {batter}
  • 1 box devils food cake
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • {frosting}
  • 1 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 TB milk, or heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • Andi's crushed peppermints


  1. Combine egg and butter in a large bowl. Mix until combined. Pour in devil's food cake and mix until the batter is smooth (about 2 min). Roll dough into a ball and push flat onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Remove to cooling rack and allow cookies to completely cool.
  2. For frosting: Mix together butter. Next add milk, vanilla and peppermint extract. Then slowly add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Frost one cookie on the BOTTOM and then sandwich another cookie on top. I like to use a lot of frosting (make sure it's coming out the sides). Then dip the sides of the cookie into crushed peppermint andis.



To turn these into a fun gift I found these jars/vases at the Dollar Tree. I layered my cookies in the jar and then placed a coffee filter on top.

I added a glue dot to hold down the coffee filter. Those things are great! Then I tied a ribbon on top and it was ready to go!

For more Christmas ideas make sure to check  out this post HERE. I hope you all have a Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading! :D

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23 Responses to “Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea”

  1. Diana

    I LOOOOVE THIS idea!! I even love that you put them in little vases found from the dollar store and covered them with coffee filters…how clever!

  2. Cathy

    Oh Wow, you have stolen my heart with these. These are perfect and some of them I can send to my grandson in Afghanistan. Thank you bunches and bunches, hugs, CathyK

  3. Shirley

    Mmmm, I am all about peppermint! So when I saw this title I was already imagining deliciousness! This is a really fun idea, and it doesn’t sound difficult. Excited to try! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nehema

    How long do these keep, since the frosting in the centre involves butter? I’d like to make and send some of these to one of my friends across the country, and I’m wondering how plausible that would be.

  5. Mom of six

    Umm…it says to roll it in a ball, push it down and bake it. I’m assuming that means individual balls…. How large might you make those? They sound great!

  6. Joey

    The recipe reads 1 stick(s) of butter, do you mean 1/2c or 2 sticks=1c? Because in the directions you say to mix together butter, next milk which makes me wonder if you meant 1c=2sticks. Thanks, can’t wait to make these!!