Cake Cookie Sandwich’s

Seeing that I love to bake and there are only two of us in the house — a lot of times my baking habits do not help either of our waistlines!  There is a reason that both Mark and I run — and trust me it is not purely for our love our running — a lot of it has to do with our love of food!  

I often get asked what I do with all of the goodies I bake — and let me tell you what — rarely do I keep them!  It just is not healthy to have that many baked goods laying around our house all the time.  Neither one of us has very good self control! 🙂 But I do not believe in wasting food either.  I am extremely lucky that I have the perfect solution!  My husband is a police officer and that means that he works with men who love having treats dropped off to the office!!!!! 

One of Mark’s favorite, and I mean FAVORITE treats is cookies topped with frosting.  And not skimpy amounts of frosting — LOTS of frosting!  The other evening I was in the mood to make cookie sandwich’s for him and the guys at work and I knew I wanted to make them using these amazing cake cookies.  Why?  Because the flavor combinations are endless! I truly mean endless!!!   And this recipe is literally one of the easiest recipes I have ever made! 

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I made larger sandwich’s using a strawberry cake mix and smaller sandwich’s using a yellow butter cake mix — and I have an entire list of other flavor combinations I cannot wait to try like chocolate and lemon!!!   You can also use a different flavoring, other than vanilla, in the filling if you so desire. 

These would make a great treat for a child’s birthday party!!  You could have the cookies all baked, the filling made, and have the kids all help assemble them allowing them each to pick which topping they want their cookie sandwich rolled in! 

Cake Cookie Sandwich's

Cake Cookie Sandwich’s
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Ingredients:
For the Cookies:
1 Package Cake Mix (any flavor)
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup Butter, at room temperature

For the Filling:
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
2-3 Tablespoons Milk
1 Stick Butter, at room temperature
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the cake mix, eggs, and butter until well combined. (The dough will be thick.) Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll into balls. Place the balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and press the cookies down slightly. (For larger cookie sandwich’s do two scoop of the dough and for smaller sandwich’s use one scoop.)

Bake the cookies for 8-12 minutes. Immediately transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely before filling!

To make the filling, in the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter until creamy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk one tablespoon at a time mixing on low/medium speed until it reaches your desired consistency. Pipe or spread the frosting onto the cooled cookies and sandwich together. Roll the cookies in the topping of your choice!

This recipe will make about 6 of the large cookie sandwiches and about 12 of the smaller cookie sandwiches.

Source: Cookies adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff and filling adapted from my Aunt Kathy.

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