Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea

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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 oreos gift idea

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 6 minutes
    Total Time: 26 minutes
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 201
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Peppermint oreos in a jar! These are fantastic and so simple to make. A gift that everyone will love! 


    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





    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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