Delicious baked Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with a Mint Oreo cookie in the middle!
This cookie is 100% inspired by Jenny from Picky Palate. She created the original Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie back in 2011 and it is genius.
To make these cookies you will need:
1 Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (below)
12-18 Mint Oreo’s (can use regular Oreo’s)
Ice cream scoop
cookie sheet’s lined with parchment paper
Cookie recipe just barely adapted from The Food Charlatan. (Once you see her pictures you will understand why I had to try this recipe!!)
When ready to assemble the cookies:
Place Oreo’s on cookie sheet. Using a medium ice cream scoop (holds roughly 1-2 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 awhile 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!
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 to cool for 5 minutes before eating.
If you like mint and chocolate these cookies are for you. I honestly can’t say enough good things about them!
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!