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A stack of homemade cake mix oreo cookies with peppermint candy cane pieces stuck to the frosting in the middle.
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Homemade Peppermint Oreos

These homemade Peppermint Oreos are so easy to make, starting with a chocolate cake mix cookie, and filled with a smooth peppermint cream cheese frosting. They're soft and so delicious, and such a yummy combination of chocolate and peppermint!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 397kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature - 3/4 of a block)
  • 6 TBS butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy cane pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degreed Farenheit.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Stir together till everything is combined and you have a thick cookie batter.
  • Roll the cookie dough into about 1 1/2 to 2 inch sized balls. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • Flatten each of the balls slightly with your fingers.
  • Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cookie tops are set and start to crack.
  • Remove pan from the oven and let cookies cool on the cookie sheets for about 3 minutes. Then remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat the cream cheese in a medium sized bowl with a stand mixer or hand mixer until smooth.
  • Add in the butter and beat till smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and peppermint extract and beat until the whole thing is smooth.

For the Assembly:

  • Frost the bottom of one of the cookies and place another cookie on top to sandwich them.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces over the sides of the frosting that are showing between each cookie. Rotate the cookie as you sprinkle to cover all the frosting.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Enjoy the cookies immediately, or place them in a container with a lid and chill for at least one hour to enjoy them chilled.
  • Store any leftovers in a container with a lid for up to 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg