Thursday, December 17, 2009

Homemade "Oreos" with Peppermit Frosting

Andrew and I were at walmart a few weeks ago and they had Oreos with Peppermint filling. We broke down and bought a package of them and they were sooo good. As I was eating them, I thought to myself, I have an easy recipe for Homemade oreos, but why don't I put crushed candy canes in the frosting. So, today my boys and I attemted it and they turned out yummy.

Homemade Oreos
1 packages Devil's Food Cake Mixes
4 Eggs
1 Cup Shortening

Combine shortening and eggs and then add the cake mixes. This mixture will be very thick. Roll into balls and put on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degress for 8-12 minutes. (Makes about 4-5 dozen.

Put icing between two cookies and enjoy!

For the frosting, you can use any kind you like. Today I used Melissa's Fluffy Frosting Recipe. Which is:

½ c. margarine softened (Blue Bonnet is best and don’t sub butter)
½ c. Crisco (not the buttered flavored & Crisco is the best

Beat the above ingredients until very creamy; then add:
4 ½ c. powdered sugar
5-7 Tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla

Beat together until creamy.

I then crushed up 4 candy canes and stirred into the frosting. It was very yummy this way, but I want a little more of the peppermint flavoring so I am going to go to the store today and buy some and add it in.


Frieda said...

I'm sure that 1/4 t. of peppermint extract would do the are smart to make your own! I use this cookie recipe to make ice cream sandwiches. The cookies stay chewy and don't get rock hard.

Melody said...

Yes! Chocolate and peppermint. My favorite!