Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

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.

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This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them

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! 

This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them
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!!!

This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them
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!

This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them

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 Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips 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

This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them

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 Cookie 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.

This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them

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Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

This easy cake mix cookie gets a holiday twist from Oreo cookies and Peppermint Crunch pieces. They will disappear almost as fast as you make them.


1 box white cake mix (15.25 oz.)(I use Pillsbury)
1 stick butter, melted (8 Tbsp.)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup Oreo cookie chunks
1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Combine the cake mix, melted butter, egg, and extracts. Beat until a soft dough forms. Add the cream cheese and beat in gently until combined. Stir in the peppermint crunch pieces and chocolate chips first. Then gently stir in the cookie pieces by hand being careful not to break up the cookie more. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Roll the dough into 36 balls. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Do not over bake. The cookies will be very soft and look undone. Let them sit on the hot cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then gently remove them with a spatula to a piece of wax paper on the counter.
  3. Very gently tap the tops of the cookies with the bottom of the spatula to even out the tops. Let them sit until completely cool. Store in a sealed container. Makes 36 cookies.


I like to use a Silpat to bake these cookies. It helps to keep them from spreading too much, but it isn't necessary.


Love this cookie?  You need to try the Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookie version.  It will rock your socks off!

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies 11-2

This easy peppermint Oreo cookie will disappear just as fast as you make them

Other peppermint crunch recipes that our family loves:

Peppermint Chip Brownies

Peppermint Chip Brownies

Peppermint Crunch Oreo Truffles

Peppermint Crunch Oreo Truffles

Peppermint Mocha Pudding Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Pudding Cookies

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  1. says

    These cookies look amazing Jocelyn! So soft, pretty and festive! I am on a peppermint and chocolate kick and adore anything with the Andes Peppermint Crunch chips too :) Happy Cookie Day, these cookies are just perfect for this occasion! Pinned :)

    • says

      I haven’t tried these cookies using yogurt, so I’m not sure. I know greek yogurt can be substituted for cream cheese in some recipes. If you try it, let me know how it works out.

  2. Amy says

    I am in the process of making these. I am not seeing what temperature to bake them at…? It’s probably obvious but I don’t want to mess up these yummies!!

  3. says

    This is the second time I’ve randomly clicked on one of your links! I guess that means I should start following your blog! I wouldn’t have thought to add oreos to a peppermint cookie-just goes to show what I know! Those look amazing!

  4. emily d says

    I just made these to “test” for my upcoming cookie exchange. I had another cookie in mind for the exchange and was just trying these to be sure… and I’ve definitely changed my mind and will make these instead! I loved how easy they were to make and also how delicious they are! I am not normally a big mint fan…. but these are amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. says

    Ok, I am so with you on the Andes obsession. Although, after looking at your “related recipes” I think you might have a whole new level of obsession. But I’m ok with that because they all look amazing! :) Plus… peppermint and chocolate… is there really anything better? Pinning to my Christmas Treats board, thanks Jocelyn!

  6. Emily says

    I can’t seem to find the Andes at any one of my SD grocery stores (shocker!)…how do you feel about a substitute of chopped mint m&m’s?

    • says

      Oh, I am so sad to hear there are no Andes mints in your area. You are missing out!!! Did you check Walmart or Target? I think the chopped mint or peppermint M&M’s would work just as well though. Keep me posted on how they turn out!

  7. TC says

    I am a huge fan of all things peppermint too!
    These look amazing and I am adding them to my Christmas baking list! One question. Is it possible to omit the Oreo pieces?

  8. april says

    Ohh I saw these and had to try them. In fact I made a special trip to the store just to get the ingredients. I made just as described minus the peppermint extract (I couldn’t find any in the store and had just ran out last week). My my these are good. And simple enough to get help from my flock of chicks. My centers didn’t seem to cook through. Do you think flattening them before baking would help with that? Like a sugar cookie?

  9. Tracy says

    This may be a stupid question to most… but where did you find the Andes Peppermint Crunch????? I can not find it :( and REALLY want to try these cookies!!!! They sound AMAZING!!!!

  10. Lauree Kramer says

    My life has been so crazy the past couple of weeks and I have my first cookie exchange tomorrow. I was thinking of turning a gingerbread man cookie cutter into a reindeer sugar cookie but even the idea of mixing more than one color of frosting just tired me out. I’m so glad I found this recipe and I’m sure they’ll be a hit. However, I had to go to two stores before finding the Andes and then when I did there were only two bags left so I bought them both and plan to make a double batch so my husband can take some to work.

  11. Robert says

    I made these tonight and the were delicious! Mine turned out “darker” than yours due to the oreo dust in my mix. What is the best way to break up oreos?

  12. Kendall says

    I’ve been looking for the peppermint Andes chips and haven’t been able to find them :(. My local Publix and Walmart only had the creme de menthe Andes chips. If I ever do find them I’ll be stocking up because these cookies look amazing!

  13. Bryn says

    Can you tell me what brand of mix you use? Different brands have different ounces and I don’t want to mess them up. My husband was looking over my shoulder and said “Those.Make those” :)

  14. Nellie says

    So happy I found this recipe on your blog! I was pressed for time so made these into bars instead of cookies and used the Peppermint Oreos and left out the candy candy pieces – delicious! Once things settle down and I can breathe without feeling any time crunch, I will definitley be making these the right way – cookies! Yum!

  15. Steph says

    I made these cookies today and not sure what happened but they were flat but despite the flatness they are still delicious.I want to make them agin to try getting them fatter like in the picture.

    • says

      Did you refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes? Also, I bake cookies on a Silpat…that keeps cookies from spreading more. You can also make the balls taller instead of round. I hope some of those tips help.

  16. Amanda G says


    Is there a substitute I could use for the Ande’s peppermint chips? Do you think crushed up candy cane pieces would work instead? Thank you!

  17. says

    These would not last long in my house at all! I’m definitely a fan of cookies from cake mixes – they are so yummy especially with peppermint pieces and Oreos added in!
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  18. Kelley Jose says

    I have been meaning to comment on these cookies for WEEKS..so here goes! I was a little behind this year with my baking (ehh hmm..like I finished New Year’s Day! Hey…New Year’s goodies are great too :)..but I wanted to tell you that I made these cookies with my daughter. I asked her to pick a cookie from my Pinterest boards and she immediately said we HAD to make these cookies…they were amazing! Definitely a new addition to our Christmas goodie list. And I must say that they freeze exceptionally well. Now..if I could just stay out of the freezer !! ( I just got done reading your post from today..I can totally relate!)..Thanks for the great recipe..it was a great recipe for my daughter and I to make together :)

  19. Robert says

    I made at least six batches of these for the holidays. They were a huge hit and I sent everyone who asked for the recipe to your site. =)

    I think the cake mix idea is brilliant and I’m getting ready to make your Red Velvet and Chocolate Cherry Chunk cookies for an upcoming event. I noticed you don’t recommend to tap them with a spatula to even out the tops. Is there a reason for the difference?

    • says

      Woo hoo! I am so glad to hear that they were such a hit! And thank you so much for sharing my blog with everyone! Yes, you want to tap these ones too…I must have forgotten that in the directions. I better go fix that :-)

  20. says

    I made these cookies and wrote about them here. Chalk this one up to not following the recipe. I used a different cookie as an add it. I should have stuck with the oreos! Also, I don’t recommend using red velvet cake mix unless you want a bunch of red toothed friends! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, even if I was a goon and didn’t follow it like I should have! 😉
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  21. Heather says

    I really want to eat these but I really don’t like cream cheese. I know a lot of recipes you can’t taste the cream cheese. Can you taste it in the cookies?

    • says

      Hi, Heather. I can’t taste cream cheese in these at all. It just makes the cookies so soft and puffy! You really will only taste the chocolate and peppermint. I hope you give them a try…they are one of my favorites!

  22. Chilly Runner Girl says

    Just came across this on pinterest and it looks amazing! Are the Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces like crushed candy canes? I’d kind of love the crunch of the peppermint candy canes!

    • says

      The Peppermint Crunch pieces are white chocolate with crunchy little pieces of peppermint candies. They are so good!!! I have been buying them at Walmart in their holiday baking section!

  23. says

    Jocelyn, I ended up buying yellow cake mix on accident. I see that there is the white and chocoalte mix with these cookies, but will the yellow throw off the taste? email me asap please!
    Thank you,

    • says

      Hi, Charlotte. The flavor will change slightly with the yellow cake. I would just use 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract and do not add vanilla. Other than that I think it will be just fine :-)

  24. kristen says

    I hope you get this!! I cannot find the Andes Peppermint crunch anywhere!!!!!!!!!!

    Would you suggest crushing up candy canes instead? Or would that change the recipe? I have never had the Andes Peppermind Crunch, so i am not sure what the big hype is all about (but i am SO WILLING to find out!)

    Thanks!! :)

    • says

      Oh, girl! Those Peppermint Crunch as so worth the hype! I found mine at Walmart in the holiday baking aisle. They are white chocolate chocolate with peppermint crunch pieces in them. If you can’t find the Andes, you could do white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy canes. I just think the candy canes will melt into the cookie more than a chip would. Did you try on Amazon?

      • kristen says

        yum! they sound so amazing! I will check out walmart, and yes, I did look at amazon… however I can only buy it in a pack of 6 (which might be worth it!?) Oh, and these cookies are for this Saturday =P

        Nothing like a little last minute cookie planning!

        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I cant wait to make these cookies!

        Have a happy day!

  25. Lisa says

    I used your recipe for a cookie exchange this morning and won the prize for “Best Tasting Cookie”! Thanks so much!!

  26. says

    My friend brought these into work today for a cookie contest and they were AH-MAZ-ING!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to make them myself. They missed 1st place by ONE stinkin’ vote! Thanks for the recipe, great pics- love your site!
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  27. Karen says

    Just finished my first batch! Reading some of the followup comments you made helped me understand the recipe better. I used parchment paper instead of Silpat, and decided not to flatten them (last step) because the spatula transferred the melted chocolate to other cookies and made them look a little too sloppy. (I guess I could have wiped after each cookie, but too busy.) Awesome taste, and easy once I understood how to “break the Oreos”. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  28. Starlight says

    I just finished baking these. They are so delish! However in my small town I couldn’t find the Andes so I substituted the crushed peppermints they sell by the chocolate chips. I just wanted to let everyone know that they melted into the cookie and made them flat. Next time I will use peppermint Oreos if I still can’t find the Andes. They don’t look as pretty as yours but the taste is still there.

    • says

      Good to know about the crushed peppermint! I am so glad to hear that they still taste great though. Another suggestion is to use any peppermint bark candy. The Andes Peppermint Crunch chips are white chocolate with candy cane pieces in it…so any other chocolate candy or bar like that would work!

  29. Sharon says

    Hi! I waited too long and the Andies Peppermint crunch are sold out everywhere. I was wondering about crushing up the hershey’s candy cane flavored kisses or the Dove peppermint bark candies? Do you think that would work? thanks!

    • says

      Hi, Sharon. Oh, no to the peppermint crunch chips being sold out. Our Walmart still has quite a few…but yes, any kind of peppermint white chocolate candy would work. Just chop it up and stir it in :-)

  30. Michelle says

    First, I LOVE your site – thank you for sharing all this delicious-ness! I have a question about the size of the dough you roll: do you think each ball is approx. the size of 1 Tbl? Or a bit bigger or smaller? Thanks!!

    • says

      Awe thank you so much for the sweet comment Michelle. You totally gave me a smile tonight :-) I rolled the dough into 36 even balls. I’m not quite sure how much dough is in each one, but probably about a Tablespoon. Once I roll them, I kind of go back and even them out. I hope you enjoy the cookies!!!

  31. Sarah Hughes says

    I am wondering – if I sub in candy cane (peppermint) Oreos (it’s all I have), should I exclude the Peppermint extract? What do you think?

    (Apologies if a similar question has already been asked. I didn’t read all other comments.)


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