Friday, December 18, 2015

home-made peppermint oreo cookies

This is a re-post of some cookies I've been drooling to make all season.  I just figured I'd share again because they're probably my favorite cookie.  Ever.  Yes, even better than "Rita's Chocolate Chip" ones.  And that means they must be pretty dang good.

I need to make these again ASAP, and you may want to too, so here you go:

My friend made these for book club last month and I was in love at first bite.

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The recipe is from “Our Best Bites” which is an awesome cooking blog.  Seriously, I need to sit down and try a whole slew of the recipes in that thing because they look good

But for now, I’m going to re-tell you this recipe in my own words.  But don’t give me the credit, because this girl Sara is the one who came up with the whole mouthwatering thing.  She gives lots of her own details about it here.

Ok, so you start by mixing

1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

…in a mixing bowl.2012-12-21 christmas prep 66638
Then melt

1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
5 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. water
in a saucepan:2012-12-20 christmas prep 66610
When it is all melted, add two beaten eggs to that chocolate mixture.
2012-12-21 christmas prep 66642(it’s ok that it’s still hot)

Then add all that chocolate into the flour mixture:2012-12-20 christmas prep 66612
Mix until barely combined.2012-12-20 christmas prep 66613
Make cookies to line your cookie sheet (sprayed with Pam).2012-12-20 christmas prep 66615

This is the personal preference part.  You can use a big scoop and cut it into four parts, make them into balls and cook (like Max is doing in the above picture).2012-12-21 christmas prep 66641Or you can use a small scoop (pictured above with the big one) and still get small cookies but a little more than bite-size. (I got these scoops at Pampered Chef and don’t know what I would ever do without them.)

I kind of like the bigger ones better but my recipe-friend-Sara-who-doesn’t-know-me likes the small bite-size ones better.  Try both and see what you think.

Bake at 350 for 5 minutes (small ones) or 6 minutes (bigger ones) or until they look soft but not gooey.
Be oh-so-careful not to over-bake.
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While they are cooling, make the frosting:

1/2 c. butter (one stick.  yeah, that’s a lot of butter but oh so good)
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 – 1 tsp. peppermint extract
milk, as needed for consistency.  Try a teaspoon at a time because you want it to be pretty stiff so it won’t smoosh out when you eat the cookies.

Get a little helper to help you with making the sandwiches.2012-12-20 christmas prep 66628
Slab a some frosting on:2012-12-20 christmas prep 666262012-12-20 christmas prep 66627
Add another cookie to make a sandwich, and roll in crushed peppermint pieces.2012-12-20 christmas prep 66630
Voila, you have the best Christmas cookies ever.

We bagged them up like this:2012-12-20 christmas prep 66635


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  2. Wow, those look great! Our quick chocolate peppermint holiday fix is Oreos dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes like this I bet yours are even better since they're from scratch. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Our Best Bites is my favorite food blog! Sara and Kate are amazing and their recipes are ALWAYS super delish. Your fam will love all the incredible goodies you discover on their site! And Sara's Instagram feed is great, too :) I decided to make their peppermint rice krispie treats for gift-giving this year, but those cookies have been tempting me... Merry Christmas, Shawni! xo

  4. I've followed Our Best Bites for years and some of my favorite recipes are from there. I've never made something off there that we didn't like. Thanks for sharing. I'll be making these today!

  5. Oh yum. They look great and I bet they taste amazing. Can't go wrong with peppermint oreo cookies!

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