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Peppermint Oreo's
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
36 mins
 

Make your own Peppermint Oreo's for the holidays. Stuffed with a beautiful mint green filling perfect for the holiday season and oh so delicious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, homemade oreo's
Servings: 24
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Ingredients
Oreos
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups to 1 1/2 sugar depending on how sweet you want the cookies- I used 1 cup.
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons room-temperature unsalted butter, 1 1/4 sticks
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Crushed Candy Canes
Filling
  • 1/4 cup room-temperature unsalted butter, 1/2 stick
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening I used the Spectrum Organics Brand I've mentioned before.
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • t A few drops of peppermint extract (the stuff I have is strong so I can' use too much I'd mix it in gradually until it's the right level of minty-ness)
  • Green food coloring optional
Instructions
  1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
Oreos
  1. In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
  2. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and dip the tops in crushed candy canes. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately two inches apart. (These cookies will spread a lot so give them plenty of room!) Bake for 8-11 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
Filling
  1. To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and mint extract. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
  2. To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Oreo's
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.