Homemade Peppermint Oreos:
1 package of devil’s food cake mix
3/4 cup of shortening
The dough will be pretty stiff-
it’s supposed to be that way. ;)
Roll into balls and put on baking sheet.
Make them little balls (like 1″).
They cook more evenly that way.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
Immediately transfer to a cooling rack.
When cookies are cool, frost them and then
sandwich them like an Oreo.
This will only make about 12 cookies total
depending on how big you make them.
1/2 stick of butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. peppermint (not mint)
4 c. powdered sugar
*Note: if you’d rather make traditional oreos,
omit the peppermint and add another tsp of vanilla instead.
For you non-chocolate fans out there:
(I am not a chocolate fan- can we still be friends?)
I decided to make a vanilla version.
Instead of using devil’s food cake, I used a yellow cake mix.
They taste sorta similar to Trader Joe’s vanilla jo jo’s.
While the cookies were baking, I put my preschooler to work:
Unwrapping candy canes and smashing them in a sandwich baggie.
He took his job very seriously (tongue out= hard work).
I then dipped the homemade oreos
into the crushed candy canes.
Do you have a favorite cookie/treat recipe? Share!