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 
  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



  • 1 box devils food cake
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter softened


  • 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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  1. joanie engels posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:06 am (#

    nothing shows a confirmation. am I confirmed to get the printables? I work at a school and this surely would help us out a lot.

  2. Theresa// Quite the Occasion Events posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm (#

    Love how you packaged these!

  3. Diana posted on November 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm (#

    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!

  4. Eva Scott posted on November 30, 2012 at 5:09 am (#

    Ahhhhhh these look SO delicious. I love peppermint!!!

  5. deb ~ accessoryalamode posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:17 am (#

    Oh, Wow, that would be great for the teachers. The trick is to try to make them as pretty as you did :)

  6. Cathy posted on November 30, 2012 at 9:42 am (#

    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

  7. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on December 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm (#

    These are so darn cute! And I know people would be so excited to get something like this!

  8. Shirley posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm (#

    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!

  9. christine posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm (#

    Haven’t made these yet. I wonder if the icing will make the cookies soggy?

  10. Lisa posted on November 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm (#

    These look so good! And I how they fit in the jar for giving. These would be great as a teacher gift!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm (#

      Good idea Lisa, teachers would love these!

  11. Victoria posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:12 am (#

    How many Oreos does this recipe make?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm (#

      Since there are two cookies per oreo, it will make about a dozen! :)

  12. Nehema posted on December 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm (#

      If they got there in a couple days, I think they would be fine! I would probably make a cookie recipe that doesn’t have frosting in the middle though…I think they would keep their shape better!

      • Kathy posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm (#

        Can you just mix in the mint chips in with tne cookie dough and bake?

      • Jamielyn posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm (#

        Yes, you definitely can! It would be really yummy! :)

  13. Mom of six posted on December 8, 2013 at 9:32 am (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm (#

      1 inch balls would work! It just depends on how big or small you want your cookies to be! :)

  14. Joey posted on December 14, 2013 at 8:14 am (#

    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!!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm (#

      It’s 1 stick of butter!! :)

  15. Danielle posted on December 24, 2013 at 10:37 am (#

    Do you follow the directions on the box for the devil’s food cake?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 24, 2013 at 11:47 am (#

      No, you just add a stick of butter and egg to the devil’s food cake for the dough! :)

  16. Heather+@+My+Overflowing+Cup posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm (#

    Chocolate and peppermint is my favorite Christmas flavor combination. I will definitely be making these this year. Thanks so much – pinning now!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm (#

      I love these peppermint oreos! They always get rave reviews when I make them!

  17. Greta posted on November 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm (#

    These look fantastic! Would they freeze ok?

    • Laura Capello posted on November 7, 2015 at 10:14 am (#

      I haven’t tried! Maybe make a half batch and freeze a couple to see if defrosting is ok? :)