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 

    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

    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

    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! 

    Ingredients

    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

    Instructions

    • 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.

    Nutrition

    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
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    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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