Sunday, January 10, 2010
Cookie Recipe #8 - Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
This is a fairly simple recipe because you begin with a cake mix. The cookies are soft and the cream cheese filling is sweetly delicious.
Ingredients: 2 pkgs (18 1/4 oz. each)devil's food cake mix, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 package (8 oz)cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup (1 stick)butter, softened, 3-4 cups confectioner's sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, food coloring(optional).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, empty the 2 packages of cake mix, drop in eggs and vanilla, blending well (batter will be very stiff). With floured fingers, roll into 1 inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheet and flatten slightly with fingers or floured bottom of a glass.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or when touched lightly the cookie bounces back. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute or two; transfer to cooling racks. While cookies are cooling, the filling can be made as follows:
Beat cream cheese and butter in medium mixing bowl until blended. Add vanilla;mix well. Start adding the confectioner's sugar a cup at a time until thick enough to spread with a knife. If desired, you may add a few drops of your favorite color of food coloring.
To assemble: Find 2 cookies of approximately the same circumference and apply a dollop of filling to the flat side of one with a knife or spatula; spread evenly and top with the flat side of the other cookie, forming a sandwich.
These cookies are also good all by themselve, without the filling. If they do have the filling in them, they should be kept refrigerated. Allow to stand at room temperature for awhile before eating if you don't care for them cold.
I have also tried this recipe with a white cake mix and add a chocolate filling. The variations are unlimited. Experiment until you find the combination you like!