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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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“These cookies don't have many ingredients, are easy to make, and taste pretty good. This was my attempt at a copycat of a Chocolate Oreo Cakester, but it's not the same. It's not really like a whoopie pie, either. Unlike either of those, with these, you can really only eat one (well, I can), because they're pretty dense. You can also make a mint version by adding the ingredients that are marked as optional. If you try these with butter-flavored shortening for the cookie part, let me know how it turns out - or any other substitutions (cake mixes, extract flavors...). If you make these the day before (or even 2 days before) and refrigerate them, the cookie part becomes a bit softer. Also, try my Vanilla Sandwich Cookies!”
30 sandwich cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookie
  • 2 (18 1/4 ounce) boxes devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • Filling
  • 12 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (omit if making mint version)
  • 1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • 3 -4 drops green food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cookie ingredients.
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls (ping pong ball-size) and place on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Make sure you have an even number of cookies. Smash the balls down just a bit.
  4. Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Take them out of the oven when the tops have cracked a little.
  5. Let them sit on the hot cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Make the filling: With a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla (or peppermint extract and green food coloring, if using). Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  7. Frost the underside of a cookie and place another cookie on top.
  8. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

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