Homemade (Real Food) Mint Oreos

This recipe needs no introduction.  It’s a homemade mint oreo.  What more do I need to say?  It’s happy, happy, delicious, happiness – perfect for a holiday gathering.

Besides the fact that these are made with whole food ingredients, perhaps the most exciting bragging point of these cookies is this:  After you eat one of these, you can smile at your friends without fear of having “oreo teeth.”  You know what I’m talking about, right?  Oh my goodness.

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Allow me to introduce you to your new friend:

Homemade Oreo CookiesYum

1 cup melted butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sucanat or brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (less or more as needed)

Stir together melted butter, cocoa powder, and sucanat.  Add eggs, baking soda, salt, and vanilla until well combined.  Stir in flour.  Use a cookie scoop to place cookie dough two inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350° oven.  Once the cookies have cooled, use the following filling recipe to create cookie sandwiches.


3 cups unbleached powdered sugar (more or less as needed)
2 Tablespoons melted butter
4 Tablespoons milk (more or less as needed)
Sprinkle of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer until smooth and it has reached desired consistency.  Spread filling onto cookies to form sandwiches like oreos.

Makes about 25 Mint Oreo Cookie Sandwiches.  Want just a “plain” oreo?  Simply leave out the peppermint extract in the filling recipe.

Homemade Mint Oreos

As you can see, some of mine are “regular” and some are “double stuffed.”  This is because I care so much about perfection and consistency while I slap on the filling.  Eh, life is entirely too short to spend time frosting cookies evenly.  I especially feel this way because no one – I repeat no one –  cares about perfect cookies when they are eating a Homemade Mint Oreo.  They are simply happy to be eating this treat.

Here is the part where I tell you to eat these in moderation, and to be sure to eat vegetables in great abundance before, after, and during your homemade oreo eating event.  (You knew this was coming.)  After all, eating these may not leave you with oreo teeth, but you could end up with other issues, including but not limited to a suppressed immune system and cavities.

Wow, do I know how to ruin a great cookie recipe post or what?  Never mind all the vegetable talk.  You just make this recipe and enjoy your homemade oreo cookies!!!  After you’ve eaten a large tossed green salad.

It has become clear that I cannot talk about sugar without encouraging vegetables.  Hey, at least I didn’t tell you to add spinach to the cookie dough or frosting.  Although now that I think about it…..


  1. Cindy says

    Oh, my!!!! Your timing is perfect!! My daughter was just asking if we had a chocolate mint cookie recipe to take to a church Christmas party on Sunday. We may just have to do a trial run this week to make sure they turn out ok before making them for Sunday!! Be still my Oreo loving heart………and it just so happens that the mint Oreo variety are my favorite. Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Kristin says

    I started making homemade Oreos when I gave up processed food. Then a few years back I started making peppermint Oreos at the holidays to emulate Trader Jo-Jo’s peppermint sandwich cookies. Luckily, my husband finds the homemade versions better then the originals. If you really want to guild the lilly, try rolling the cookie edge in dye free, corn syrup free candy cane bits. My local whole foods used to sell jars of candy cane bits, but this year I had to buy whole candy canes to crush myself.


  3. says

    Are the chocolate cookies crunchy like an Oreo or soft like a whoopie pie? I think I’d like to try these instead of the homemade peppermint patties this year.


    Laura Reply:

    These are soft. :)


    Amber Macomber Reply:

    I have not made these yet. They sound good, but hearing that they are soft gave me an idea. What if I use the chocolate Graham crackers instead?


  4. says

    This recipe makes me so happy, Laura! Thanks so much. I was just at Trader Joe’s the other day and I put one box of candy cane Jojo’s in my cart. I changed my mind and put them back. Now I have your recipe so I’m so glad I did! Thanks so much – pinning to my Christmas board.


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