Peppermint Oreo Cookies

We had a lot of leftover sugar cookie batter and I wasn't sure what we were going to do with it.  We had already made our annual painted holiday cookies and we had made our cinnamon bun cookies.

We were making our Oreo bark and I realized I had a lot of leftover crushed Oreo cookie bits and crushed candy canes.  I decided to try mixing them into the sugar cookie batter and baking up a batch of peppermint Oreo cookies.

The holiday Oreos led a festive red tint to the cookies and even though I am not a huge fan of sugar cookies I LOVED these cookies.

The dough we had left was for rolled sugar cookies so I let it sit at room temperature for a bit to soften it up.  I had enough dough to make 2 1/2 dozen cookies.  We added 1/3 cup crumbled holiday Oreo cookies (they taste just like original cookies but they have the festive red frosting inside).  We also crushed a candy cane to add to the mix.

I scooped out cookie ball and flattened them with the bottom of a drinking glass.

I baked them in 350 degree oven for 9 minutes.  We like our cookies soft so I just cooked them until the very edges were a light brown.

I let them cool for a few minutes before moving them to the cooling rack.  As they cool they deflate a bit.

We were so anxious to try them that we ate them while they were still a bit warm.  They were so good!

They were an immediate hit with my boys and so easy to make!

If you like these cookies you might also like these desserts:

Painted sugar cookies 

Cinnamon Bun cookies

Oreo Bark

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  1. Wow! You made so many cookies. We usually bake a lot too but this year not so much. I love how yummy your cookies came out. I just seen a recipe for Oreo peppermint bark that I want to try. Your boys are cuties. I have 5 boys that keep me on my feet so I know how fun they are. ;)

    1. Thank you for your kind words. We do a LOT of baking; actually we've done a lot less this year than in years past!

  2. What a brilliant idea with the leftover sugar cookie dough! And they look so festive. Oh how I miss baking with our three boys. I thought maybe the two oldest would come home from college and want to help mom but they just want to eat the goodies. That's ok, I'll keep making their favorites. I hope you have a very festive Monday dear lady!

    1. Mine mostly prefer to eat them too. Hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas.

  3. These look and sound so good!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! I'd love it if you came back tomorrow and shared it at our Great Cookie Exchange!

  4. Looks so festive! Perfect use of bits of leftovers! Thanks for sharing at our celebrate365 cookie exchange!

    1. You can never go wrong with bits of Oreo; right?

  5. These cookies all look amazing! I love cookies!

  6. Cookies are so good for breakfast! England can call them scones, I just call them oreos. :-) I am pinning this, I am going to have to try it!

    1. Shh.. don't tell my boys but I eat them for breakfast too! :)

  7. Um... these seriously look AMAZING!!!! I could get into trouble making these. I know I would eat more than I would share. ;)

    1. They were sooo good! I think we ate them all ourselves and forgot to share any.

  8. These look really good!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  9. So colorful and perfect for Christmas..


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