homemade oreos with peppermint filling...

these sweet treats are the BOMB!!

Day Eleven of our 25 Days of Christmas Treats Extravaganza has arrived and we have quite the yummy little treat for you today. These have been taste tested by teenagers (thanks Nicholas and Hannah) and younger children as well (way to go Tori and Noahman!) and they were a huge hit!! 

They are so easy to make! I had them done in one hour from start to finish! You can also make them plain by using vanilla extract instead of peppermint. So head into the kitchen and make everyone smile tonight with some yummy scrumdiddlyumtious homemade Oreos. Thanks to Christy from The Girl Who Ate Everything and Jamielyn from I Heart NapTime for posting this recipe. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!
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Homemade Peppermint Oreos
2 boxes Devil’s food cake mix
4 eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 (8ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
sprinkles or crushed candy cane for decorating
green or red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil with a mixer. The batter will be very stiff. Pinch of pieces of batter and roll into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets and flatten slightly with fingertips. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove immediately from the cookie sheets with a spatula and cool on a wire rack.

In a small glass bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter until completely blended. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and peppermint extract and mix until the icing is smooth. Color frosting green or red if desired. Spread half of the cookies with icing and top with remaining cookies.

Roll in sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or just leave them plain.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags.