Friday, June 11, 2010

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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Sorry I've been a little M.I.A. this week from my blog but my little sis, Farrah, is here visiting and we've been busy busy busy. We mainly have been busy EATING! Why is it that when I have visitors most of the visit is centered around what we eat, where we eat, when we eat, and what we are going to cook? Farrah is a foodie like me and I am scared to weigh myself after this week is over! One time when she visited me years ago and I lived in San Antonio, we made these cookies together and they were amazing. I had totally forgotten about them until I was browsing recipes trying to figure out what we could make together. They came out perfectly and we had fun making them! How did I ever forget these??? They are also called Homemade Oreos but I like to name them something more generic I guess. They are best after they chill in the fridge and I think they would freeze well. They never last long enough in my house to make it to the freezer though! We frosted these thick and still had frosting leftover so I think next time I'll either half the frosting or double the cookies. You might like the frosting even thicker so follow this recipe as is if you like. Don't you love the little plate they're on? I saw it at Anthropologie and had to have it. Luckily it was on super sale at only $3! Oh, and it's not my fault if you gain 5 lbs eating all of them yourself or if you get a tummy ache because you can't stop eating them!


1 Devil's Food cake mix
3/4 C shortening
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
8 oz package cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix cake mix, shortening, and eggs. Dough will be thick. Roll into balls and smash to desired size. Bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes. Don't overbake! Completely cool cookies. Mix remaining ingredients together and frost between 2 cookies.

1 comment:

  1. THe ultimate McKayla cookie!! Chocolate, and pink! We had fun making them together, and Daddy brought some to work to share (which made McKayla feel special that her cookies were good enough for Dad to want to share them at work). Very rich, definitely can only eat one : ). We are enjoying your recipes... I have a few more on my menu for when we get home from UT.