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These delightful treats are super super easy. The cookie dough is made from a devils food cake mix. How easy is that! The frosting is homemade with a hint of mint. Gotta LOVE chocolate and mint. Love may be too light of a word. I think I might be down right obsessed with chocolate and mint. The frosting could easily be made with out the mint…but why in the world would any one want to? All right….MyHandsomeHusband requests a few made with out the mint each time I make them. I know, super crazy!
Mint Oreo Cookies

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 30 cookies


Cookie Dough:
2 boxes devils food cake mix
2 sticks melted butter
2 eggs
5 C powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 C milk
dash salt (just a sprinkle)
1/2 t peppermint flavoring
1/2 t red food coloring


1. In a large mixing bowl (or in your Kitchen Aid Mixer) combine cookie dough ingredients. Mix for about 1 minute, or until all ingredients are incorporated.
2. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Smash the balls down just a bit.
3. Bake the cookies at 350 for about 8 minutes. This is not an exact time. You don't want to over bake them. A cookie that isn't soft, isn't worth eating in my book. Take them out of the oven when the tops have cracked, as in the picture above. Let them finish baking while they sit on the hot cookie sheet. When the sheet is cool, you can place the cookies on a wire rack to finish cooling.
4. To make the frosting whip the butter until smooth. Mix in the powdered sugar and add the milk a little at a time. You don't want the frosting to be too runny.
5. Add the food coloring, peppermint and the salt and mix.
6. Frost the underside of a cookie and place another cookie on top.

Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

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  1. These look absolutely divine! Can't wait to try them out.

    I'm a new follower, too. Btw…thanks for following my blog!!

  2. OMGoodness! You really know the way into my heart. I LOVE anything mint chocolate too. Would you use this same frosting on brownies too? I love mint brownies but haven't found the right recipe.

  3. RaCeNMoMmy….I haven't tried the recipe for brownies, but I have put it on chocolate cake, and it's wonderful. I bet the brownies would work as well. I know of a brownie recipe that has a similar frosting…during the last 5 minutes of baking time, you put a layer of marshmallows over the brownies, then when they cool you add the mint frosting. I'll have to ask my sister for it and get it posted for you, but this recipe would do fine as well. You could easily use green food coloring, instead of red as well. Thanks!

  4. good morning from sits! looks super yummy-I might have to try this but am thinking of rolling the sides in crushed pepppermints!

  5. Omgosh…did you really have to do this to me today…I've been so good. Love this!! Following now thanks to sits:) muahhh

  6. Thanks for answering my question. I have another one, what is the difference between peppermint flavoring & mint flavoring? Bought mint a while back but haven't done anything with it. Wondering if I should buy peppermint or if they're the same or similar?

  7. RaCeNMoMmY,
    I have purchased both mint and peppermint. I think they are quite similar, but I like the peppermint a bit better. If it's mint that you have in your cupboard, I would use it for this recipe. They will be great.