Monday, February 8, 2016

Pantry clean out challenge- Quick Sandwich Cookies

I need a 12 step program for cake mixes!   Currently I have far too many taking up real estate in my cabinet and freezer.  Technically, the Pantry Challenge ended yesterday, but today was a snow day and I had time to bake.    I split the recipe down the middle, making half with a strawberry cake mix and half with a Devil's Food Cake mix.   I halved the filling recipe also, filling half with that and half with some canned chocolate frosting.    My cake mixes were 15.25 oz and I got 1 dozen total sandwiches of each flavor.     The chocolate/chocolate combo were the first to go, and my personal favorite.   :)   They'd be super cute for Valentine's day with a Red Velvet Cake mix.  



                      
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                     Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies


  2           packages  devil's food cake mix (used 1 15.25oz Strawberry and 1 15.25oz Devil's Food)
  1                cup  canola oil
  4                     eggs
                        FILLING:
  1            package  cream cheese -- (8 ounces) softened
     1/4           cup  butter -- softened
  2 1/2           cups  confectioners' sugar
  1           teaspoon  vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine the cake mixes, oil and eggs until well blended. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Do not flatten.

Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks (cookies will flatten as they cool).

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread or pipe filling on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator.