Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Peppermint Oreo Cookies

'Tis the season to be baking! My friend and I jump-started the holiday season with some baking (and wine) Saturday. I love baking to begin with, or maybe I just love dessert, but either way, Christmas cookies are probably my favorite to bake. This recipe we found on Pinterest was so easy and the dough was SO. GOOD. The recipe called for Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces, but we substituted those for crushed up candy canes. Just as good. 

Also, food pictures are so hard to take. Or maybe it was the wine. Either way, sorry for the poor quality. 

Preheat oven to 350. 

Combine full box of cake mix, melted butter, egg and peppermint and vanilla extracts. Beat dough until soft. Add in cream cheese and beat until combined. 

Chop up peppermint pieces. The easiest way I do this is put the Oreos in a big zip lock bag and use a rolling pin to break them up. (I've definitely used a bottle of wine to do the same thing in college - do you see the baking/wine trend here?) Stir in peppermint pieces and dark chocolate chips. 

Break up Oreo cookies (same method as candy canes).  Gently stir in. The recipe said to do this by hand. We definitely did not. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes. 

Once refrigerated, place dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 9 minutes at 350. 

Let them cool and enjoy! 

I brought these into work on Monday and they were a huge hit! 

1 box white cake mix
1 stick melted butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract 
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (half a block)
1 cup Oreo chunks 
1 cup candy cane pieces 
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 

Find the original recipe here (we definitely did things a little more haphazardly). 

What's your favorite Christmas cookie to bake? 
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  1. These sound so good! Peppermint and Oreo sounds like such a delicious combo! Will have to try baking these this holiday season...

    xx freshfizzle