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?



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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 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

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


  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.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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31 comments on “Homemade peppermint oreos gift idea”

  1. 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 Reply

    Love how you packaged these!

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

  5. deb ~ accessoryalamode Reply

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

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

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

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

  11. How many Oreos does this recipe make?

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!!

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

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

  17. These look fantastic! Would they freeze ok?

  18. These are wonderful! We’ve made them for our Christmas cookies the last three years. We often double the filling cause it’s just so yummy we like more. :)

  19. Awesome!!! Will make again 

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