Delicious baked Peppermint Cookies with a Mint Oreo cookie in the middle! We are big fans of peppermint and love using it in all things baking. Be sure to try my Peppermint Meltaways if you want more peppermint treats, as well as all my tried and tested Cookie Recipes!

Oreo Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookies

The key to creating a show-stopping cookie is to start with a great recipe. These peppermint cookies are perfection on their own, but when you add an oreo to the middle you really blow people’s minds! The formula is simple enough; start with the recipe below and prepare as directed. Add in the Oreo element and bake. Bring to a cookie exchange or serve at your holiday gathering and get ready to be the most popular person there!

Oreo Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

How to Make Peppermint Cookies with Oreo’s Stuffed Inside

Place Oreo’s on cookie sheet.  Using a medium ice cream scoop (holds roughly 2 tablespoons of dough), remove a level amount of dough and set it on top of the cookie. Get another scoop for the bottom. This is what I did in the picture above. What I ended up doing after a few batches (took me a while to figure it out) was to make sure the TOP layer of dough was thinner and the bottom was thicker. These cookies will spread and if you put too much dough on top they will not be as pretty as we would like!

Oreo Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

Repeat this for all cookies. I ended up having 2 cookie sheets with 6 cookies on each sheet, each cookie placed at least 2-inches apart. (After making the recipe a few times and using a little less dough on each cookies, I can stretch it to 18 cookies total)

Once you have scooped all the dough, start forming the dough around each Oreo. With clean hands, press it over and around so that the peppermint cookie dough covers the Oreo completely. Repeat this for all the cookies.

Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown around the edges. A little ooey gooey is exactly what you want.

Allow cooling for 5 minutes before eating.

Oreo Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

If you like mint and chocolate these cookies are for you. I honestly can’t say enough good things about them!

Seriously amazing chocolate mint cookies with a fantastic surprise inside!

Can You Make These Without Oreo?

Yes, of course. I have many times! You will want to use about 2 tablespoons of batter and drop it only a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°F or until the edges are starting to slightly brown and the top no longer appears wet.

Just in case you want to see how I stuff an Oreo into a cookie, check out my video for Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies!

4.34 from 3 votes

Peppermint Cookies with Oreo’s Inside

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Not only do these cookies look fun but they TASTE AMAZING!!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup (300g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 10 drops McCormick green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick peppermint extract
  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips divided (1/2 finely chopped)
  • 12 Mint Oreo Cookies


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of stand mixer beat on medium high speed until light and fluffy, or 1-2 minutes.
  • With the mixer on the lowest speed, and in eggs one at a time.
  • With mixer off, add in peppermint extract and food coloring. Turn on lowest speed and let ingredients incorporate.
  • In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  • With mixer on low, add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Remove bowl from mixer.
  • Add in all chocolate to dough and mix by hand. Half of the chocolate should be chips (or large chunks) and the other half should be finely chopped. Mix until just combined.
  • Cover the dough and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Using a medium ice cream scoop, (roughly 2 tablespoons) scoop out peppermint cookie dough and set one scoop on top of the cookie and one underneath. 
  • Carefully press the dough around the cookie (trying not to break the cookie) so that all of the Oreo is covered in peppermint cookie dough.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350 or until the cookies are JUST starting to brown on the edges.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Did you make this recipe?

Thank you for making my recipe! You took pictures, right? Well go ahead and post them on Instagram! Be sure to mention me @iambaker and use the hashtag #YouAreBaker.


Share with your friends!

Categorized in:

Related Recipes

Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. all your cookie recipes look scrumptious.I would love to see info on storage and shelf life. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  2. I made the peppermint cookies yesterday. They turned out so light and delicious with a light minty taste. I used dark chocolate chips instead of semi but otherwise I stayed to the recipe. This would have to be my favourite recipe I was so impressed and it wasn’t hard. I never thought to shift or aerate my dry ingredients in cookies and I cook from scratch all the time. I can’t wait to try your cakes!

  3. Okay first I live these cookies but I must be doing something wrong lol I’m in the middle of making them now and I have been about an hr and a half on the prep work making a double recipe. And the last time I made them cook time was no where near 12 mins. More like 30-40

  4. I hate these cookies! 🙂 just kidding. Every year I stay home on the first day of school and bake cookies for my kids. My older ones used to change it up every year. However for my next to youngest that is not the case. We have been making these cookies every.single.year. Since you posted them. He absolutely loves them!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.