My husband has obsessed with finding Candy Cane Peppermint Oreos for the last month. Every store we go to, we have to check to see if they have them. We have been looking everywhere and no one has them. We look online and everyone is out of stock, but you can buy them from $20 on amazon.com. Since these are a seasonal item and they are only sold during christmas time, time is of the essence. Yet we have failed over and over again. So last week we made our own, you should try this recipe it was really good everyone loved them. The homemade Oreo I have to give credit to one of my best buds Blaire, she is the one who taught me to make them.
2 boxes of Devils Food cake
2 Sticks of softened butter – not melted (sometimes I do half butter and half butter flavored crisco to make puffier cookies)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
I put all ingredients in the stand mixer with the batter attachment mix it until it seems mixed well. Do not over mix the batter. Then take about a tablespoon of dough and roll in to a ball, separate them about 3 inches apart on the non greased cookie sheet. Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
1 stick of butter
1 8 oz pack of cream cheese
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3-4 cups of powder sugar
36 peppermint candy canes
Put butter, cream cheese and vanilla in the stand mixer until it is mixed well. We used our ninja food processor to crush the candy canes until they were powder and diced pieces. Then slowly add powdered sugar and candy canes one cup at a time until to desired flavor or texture. We started out with only 20 candy canes but Matt said it wasn’t pepperminty enough for him so he just kept grinding up more candy canes. Until he said “I guess it’s minty enough, next time use extract,” so if you like it super minty then use some peppermint extract. We just didn’t have any and it was Sunday. Everyone else thought they were so good! Also, Matt ate a ton of them so they must have been awesome!
You’re welcome, all you fellow Candy Cane Peppermint Oreo lovers!!