Oreo Mint Chocolate Cookies

A few weeks ago I had an idea for a cookie I wanted to try. It involved mint M&M’s (love those things), and Oreos. I bought both said items and stashed them away where they would not be discovered and devoured by my ever-hungry clan. On Tuesday when I was checking out my favorite blogs, I saw that my cute friend Kristyn at Lil’ Luna had come up with. . . guess what?

The very same cookies that I had been dreaming about creating! Is that a strange coincidence or what?  If I wasn’t over a decade older than she is, I woulda thunk we were twins separated at birth. LOL!

After seeing her rave about how yummy the cookies turned out, and how they tasted like Thin Mints (double yummo), I just had to give ‘em a try. But of course I didn’t want to be a total copycat, so I changed them up a bit. Kristyn’s cookies start with a chocolate chip cookie dough, so I decided to try out a chocolate base.

The results were over the top yummy! If you love Thin Mints (who doesn’t), you’ve gotta give these a try. With the green M&M’s, they would be just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. If that’s not a great excuse to eat chocolate I don’t know what is. ;)

oreo mint chocolate cookies-recipe
Oreo Mint Chocolate Cookies

1 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
20 Oreos, broken in pieces
1 pkg mint M&M’s
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars for about 3 minutes, or till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and stir in. Add Oreos, M&M’s, and chocolate chips. Combine thoroughly. Roll dough in balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 8-10 minutes, depending on size.

-Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies

Note: I accidentally added too much flour to my cookies, so when you make these, they won’t look exactly like the ones in the photo. They will spread out more. That’s a good thing. :)

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Comments

  1. I have been looking for mint m&m’s and can’t seem to find them since christmas. Where did you find them?

  2. Mine actually were the leftover Christmas ones. I had to pick out the red ones. LOL! I found them at a little grocery store by my house. But I know that Kristyn said she got hers at Walmart.

  3. Do you think I could use Andes Candies broken into smaller pieces if I can’t find mint m&m?

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