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.
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
|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".