Last week on Twitter I shared that "It's the most, wonderful time, of the year" because Anderson Erickson Dairy's Egg Nog is at the grocery store.
All of AE Dairy's versions of Egg Nog are released at the end of October (I know this because my birthday is at the end of the month and I'm such a big Egg Nog fan that I've received cartons as birthday gifts...) and their other seasonal milks, which debuted last year, hit the store shelves earlier this month. Seeing these "holiday" milks in the grocery store makes me excited for the approaching holiday season and in the mood for baking!🎵 It's the most, wonderful time, of the year 🎵 @AEDairy Egg Nog is here! #AEdairy #IA365 pic.twitter.com/0Du6GFJ3RT— Val Plagge (@PlaggeVal) October 12, 2016
Once I saw AE Dairy's After Dinner Mint chocolate milk hit the shelf, I was inspired to create a tractor friendly treat with it. I love to bake, and especially for the holidays, but with my days spent harvesting corn and soybeans, I had to figure out something that was quick, delicious and easy enough to eat while traveling down the field at 3 mph. My first thought was a cookie. Cookies are always a hit during the fall (and for Christmas) because they're easy to eat. But how could I use this chocolate milk, that has a mild mint undertone, in a cookie? Ding, Ding, Ding - frosting! Well no one wants a frosted cookie while driving a tractor or combine... but what if the frosting was sandwiched between two cookies??? Aha! Homemade Chocolate Mint Oreos.
Homemade Chocolate Mint Oreos
2 boxes of Chocolate Cake Mix
2/3 cups vegetable oil
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Shortening
1/4 tsp Peppermint extract
2 cups Powdered Sugar
2-3 Tbsp AE Dairy's After Dinner Mint Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk
Start by making your cookie batter. Mix the cake mixes, eggs and oil with a spatula till all ingredients are fully incorporated. This will be a thick batter, so don't give up on it - it will come together, I promise!
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. After you take them out of the oven press them down to flatten them. Let them rest a couple minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
While the cookies are baking you can make your frosting. Blend the butter and shortening together with a hand mixer. Add peppermint. Then add the powdered sugar. Finally, add AE Dairy After Dinner Mint chocolate milk to the mix a tablespoon at a time until it is fluffy.
Once the cookies are cool, spread a nice helping of frosting between two cookies. Recipe yields 2 dozen sandwich cookies. These pair delicious with a glass of AE Dairy's After Dinner Mint Chocolate Milk too ;)
Have you tried AE Dairy's After Dinner Mint Chocolate Milk before? I'm not even a huge fan of chocolate and mint, but this milk has the proportion of chocolate and mint just right that everyone can enjoy a glass. This milk would also be great milk to warm up for hot chocolate! Remember to Comment for a Cause!