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Peppermint Cookies with Oreo's Inside

Not only do these cookies look fun but they TASTE AMAZING!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, peppermint cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 571kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 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.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 571kcal