Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

by Kate on December 12, 2013

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One of the things I love most about the holiday season is the plethora of cookies available at any given moment. Chocolate chip cookies or slice and bake cookies or even cookies with a little surprise in the center. But some cookies are just classic like Oreos. This iconic little cookie can stand alone and be perfect but add just a few simple ingredients and you get Oreo cookie balls! Have you ever made them? They’re a bite-sized treat made with three easy ingredients and guaranteed to be gobbled right up off your holiday cookie platter.

While the creation of some holiday treats can only add to the stress of such a busy time of year, OREO cookie balls are easy to make and a great way to spread a bit of festive cheer. There are so many versions of this fun holiday treat but you know how much I love chocolate and peppermint paired together so for me, this creation of peppermint Oreo cookie balls only seemed natural.

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls -

Three simple ingredients, a splash of peppermint schnapps and a roll in some crushed candy canes and you’ve got a crunchy, minty, chocolatey holiday treat that’s sure to be the hit of the party.This is definitely one of my favorite things I’ve made this year. As 2013 comes to the end, I always find myself looking back on my year and all the decadent deliciousness that was created. Here’s a collection of the BEST recipes from Food Babbles this year. You’ll definitely be drooling.

Want even more Oreo cookie ball ideas? Here ya go! Change the flavors. Roll them in nuts or sprinkles or coconut. The creative possibilities are endless. Now, let your imagination run wild and make a batch of Oreo cookie balls for yourself.



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Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

These boozy little cookie balls pack a chocolatey peppermint pop to your holiday cookie platter.


  • 36 Oreo cookies
  • 1 (oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
  • 16 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 6 candy canes, crushed


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place Oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until finely crushed. Add cream cheese and peppermint schnapps. Pulse to combine.
  3. Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop mixture and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Dip frozen oreo cookie balls in melted chocolate then roll in crushed candy cane pieces. Return to parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with all cookie balls.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Let cookie balls come to room temperature before enjoying.
  6. **Not a fan of alcohol or want to make these kid friendly? Simply omit the peppermint schnapps!


Adapted from Oreo

**Disclosure: This post is a sponsored opportunity through partnerships with both Yummly and All the opinions are my own.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines December 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

Three words, Oreos, schnapps, peppermint. I’m sold.


Akaleistar December 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

Those look amazing!


mimi December 12, 2013 at 11:46 am

these look absolutely amazing. but i have a question… are they hard to eat?


Kate December 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Nope, not at all Mimi. They’re quite soft, like biting into a chocolate truffle.


Damaris @Foodie December 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm

My type of cookie for sure.


suzanne December 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

These are so easy and delicious! I always love anything that has anything to do with oreo’s and mint.


tanya December 13, 2013 at 7:44 am

This pretty much rocks Kate! The Schnapps was a fantastic addition!


David @ Spiced December 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

These look delicious…and awesomely festive! Thanks for sharing, Kate!


Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Peppermint Schnapps for the win! Fun little cookies


Dina December 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

they look yummy!


Elizabeth @ December 15, 2013 at 1:54 am

These look delicious! Oreo and peppermint is obviously a match made in heaven–and I love how easy they are!


johnna@thecharmitspot December 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I didn’t think these would be so simple to make! Oreos, peppermint, AND no baking required?! Sold! 🙂


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