Peppermint Cookies 2 of 3

It's not too hard to see from the first Christmas cookie I shared that I have a thing for peppermint. I also have a thing for Oreos. A serious, boarding on scary, thing - I've been known to consume a whole package in less than 24 hrs. A cookie that combines both loves is bliss. 


I actually used a Thin Mint recipe (found here) to make the cookies.

finished dough rolled into logs (i doubled the recipe)
* to avoid a flat edge i've found it helpful to take the
logs out of the freezer after about an hour and roll
them a few more times with them still wrapped. 

sliced cookies

Once your cookies are baked and cooled you'll want to frost half of them. This is the recipe I used for the frosting -
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp red food coloring gel

 batman (aka big buddy) enjoyed helping with 
the frosting

frosted cookies, you want a lot of frosting so it comes
out the sides a little

After half your cookies are frosted, use the rest to create a "sandwich". 



Then roll the cookies in crushed candy canes. It isn't necessary but after rolling them in the peppermint, placing the cookies in the fridge for about a half hour helps the frosting set. 


This recipe (undoubled) makes a little over two dozen sandwich cookies, which, if you don't share, should last you a least 24 hours. :) 

3 comments:

  1. I'm drooling!! These look SOOOOOO good! I am with you on consuming the Oreos in 24 hrs and I would certainly not hold back on these. Yummy!

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  2. These look so yummy and festive! Thanks for your comment at Reading Confetti!

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  3. These look amazing! I want one right now ;)

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