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Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea

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 

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!

homemade peppermint oreos in a gift container

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

homemade oreos on cooling rack



a container of peppermint oreos with a red ribbon

Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea

5 from 2 votes
Peppermint oreos in a jar! These are fantastic and so simple to make. A gift that everyone will love! 
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Total Time: 26 mins
Servings: 24


For the Batter:

  • 15.25 oz devil's food cake (1 box)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter (softened)

For the Frosting:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk (or heavy whipping cream)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup Andi’s crushed peppermints


  • 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.
  • For frosting: Mix together butter. Next add milk, vanilla and peppermint extract. Then slowly add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • 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.

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye




dipping homemade oreos in crushed peppermint


peppermint oreos in tall plastic container

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.

container of peppermint oreos

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!

a container of peppermint oreos with a red ribbon

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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