Desserts

Homemade mint Oreos

If you love Oreos, then you will absolutely love these! They are not crisp and crunchy like the classic Oreo you get in the grocery store, but soft and chewy and about twice the size. I made the vanilla stuffing version of these for our wedding (along with 2 other flavors) and they were the first to go. My cousin’s picky 2.5 year old absolutely loved them. He loved them so much that he is getting some from me for his birthday next month.

Pin for later!

This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you click a link and make a purchase- I may receive a commission at no cost to you.

This recipe is an adaption from Tuffet. See original  here: http://tuffetblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-oreos.html

First, I have to mention- these are already a double batch. Quite frankly when I think of making cookies, the idea of making only 14 is pretty lame to me. So you are receiving the recipe for a doubled batch. If you want to half this recipe, by all means do so. However, I think this quantity is pretty perfect for sharing. Or eating multiple at one sitting.

Detailed instructions:

Step 1: (starting with the cookie first, of course)

Preheat oven to 375 and pull out 3 baking trays.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until well blended. Then add the eggs and vanilla and blend again.

Step 2:

In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder together until well incorporated.

Step 3:

Slowly add the dry mixture to your butter mixture while blending. Once it is all in the large bowl, mix well together for a few minutes. Be patient, it takes a little bit to come together as a dough.

Step 4:

Roll your dough into approximately 1″ round balls and place about 2″ apart on the cookie sheets. See below image for approximate size and appreciate the dedication of my small dog trying to get food. Once your trays are full, press down on the cookies with the palm of your hand until cookies are flatted to about half the size.

Step 5:

Place trays in oven and cook for 9 minutes. Do not overcook these! The first time I made them, I didn’t think they were done and cooked them for more time, but they were and they turned out very hard and crunchy. These cookies will cook more once they are removed from the oven and cooling on the pans. Trust the process!

Step 6:

Once the cookies are finished, set them on wax paper to cool. You will probably have one more batch to cook after your first- I know I always do. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling below.

Filling:

Cream together shortening and butter. Do not, I repeat DO NOT use all butter. The shortening makes this filling soft and of course you want that. I have tried this with just butter and the filling is far too hard. Once the butters are blended, add the vanilla and peppermint extract (this is the extract I use: https://amzn.to/3cFn3L6) and mix well again. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar and blend well. Now, add the final 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and the milk and blend well again. Finally, put in your 2 (or so) drops of green food coloring and blend until the color is even. Unplug your mixer and give one beater to your husband and one to your child, like so:

Final Step:

Add all of your filling into a quart sized ziplock bag, push the air out of it and seal. I usually put it in the fridge until the cookies are 100% cooled.

Now that they are cooled, match up the sizes of your cookies and put a good amount of frosting/filling on one cookie and add a second on top making a sandwich. Relish in your accomplishment and enjoy the wonderfulness of the flavor.

Homemade mint Oreos

Desserts
By Kelsie Rudnick Serves: 28 cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 9 minutes per batch Total Time: About 45-60 minutes

Soft and chewy homemade Oreos that will never make you want the store bought ones again. These sandwich cookies feature a light green mint filling perfect for St. Patricks day.

Ingredients

  • For cookie:
  • 1 1/4 Cups salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For filling:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375 and pull out 3 baking trays.

2

1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until well blended. Then add the eggs and vanilla and blend again.

3

2. In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder together until well incorporated.

4

3. Slowly add the dry mixture to your butter mixture while blending. Once it is all in the large bowl, mix well together for a few minutes.

5

4. Roll your dough into approximately 1" round balls and place about 2" apart on the cookie sheets. Once your trays are full, press down on the cookies with the palm of your hand until cookies are flatted to about half the size.

6

5. Place trays in oven and cook for 9 minutes.

7

6. Once the cookies are finished, set them on wax paper to cool. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling below.

8

Filling:

9

Cream together shortening and butter. Once the butters are blended, add the vanilla and peppermint extract. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar and blend well. Now, add the final 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and the milk and blend well again. Finally, put in your 2 (or so) drops of green food coloring and blend until the color is even.

You Might Also Like

6 Comments

  • Reply
    good photography
    March 10, 2020 at 7:01 am

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or
    did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like
    to find out where u got this from. many thanks

    • Reply
      kelsie@thethriftykitchen.com
      March 10, 2020 at 11:55 am

      I did not build this myself, you can view themes by the company that made my website template at http://www.solopine.com
      thank you!

  • Reply
    Francy
    March 10, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I need to make this recepies for my brother in law! He really loves this tipe of cookies. 😀

  • Reply
    Melinda Cummings
    March 10, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    You had me at mint!
    I’m out of cocoa at the moment or else I would be in my kictchen right now!

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    March 10, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Adding this too my cookbook of treats!

  • Reply
    Cristina Ioana
    March 11, 2020 at 5:37 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I know the whole family would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Leave a Reply