Need a quick and easy cookie that will disappear in record time? These Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies start with a cake mix, but no one will ever know that…unless you spill the beans.
Happy National Cookie Day!
What? You didn’t realize it was a national holiday either?!?! I had no idea that cookies ruled the world on December 4th, until I was surfing along Facebook and Instagram this morning. A holiday devoted to a sugary treat is one that I am all about…even if I did just realize it was today.
Lucky for you, my youngest and I just baked cookies two days ago, and I couldn’t wait to share these any longer anyway. Thank goodness I have a good reason to share these now I love food related holidays!
Of course I don’t really ever wait for holidays to start working on new recipes. Most nights you will find me in the kitchen while our little monsters work on homework. My youngest doesn’t usually have much homework, so he always wanders into the kitchen to see what candy he can steal from me. I caught him a few times sneaking cookie dough and peppermint chips while we made these. Chip of the ‘ole block that one!!!
Last year I made these Chocolate Mint Cookies, and I have seriously been dreaming about them all year long. They seriously taste like a deep fried mint Oreo…amazing!!! Why I waited this long to make them again is beyond me!
It’s probably because I have a list a mile long, and I don’t like to make things twice. I’m sure there is some sort of medical condition for that kind of craziness!
These are seriously one of the easiest cookies to make. They start with a cake mix, a stick of butter, and an egg. Then to give it just a bit more fun and amazing taste, we are adding some peppermint extract, Oreo cookies, and Peppermint Crunch pieces.
Yes, I am using the Andes pieces yet again! I warned you guys I was completely and totally obsessed with them this year. I am down to one bag in my cupboard, and that kind of freaks me out! Must.Go.Buy.More! #peppermintobsessedforlife #sendhelp #nevermindsendcookiesinstead
Look how soft and puffy these cookies are!!!
They come out of the oven slightly puffed, but you can fix that by tapping them gently with a spatula while they are still hot. And whatever you do, do not over bake them! It says 9 minutes…listen to the recipe!!!!
This whole batch of cookies disappeared from my kitchen in under 24 hours. Even my husband (who says he doesn’t like sweets) couldn’t stop eating them. That tells me these were a cookie success
Now I don’t know about you, but I am totally headed to my kitchen again tonight to make more cookies. No, not these…although I’m sure my family would love more of them. I have another crazy cookie idea to work on, and what better day than National Cookie Day to experiment on cookies.
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