Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

March 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm 4 comments

Happy St. Patty’s day! I love all holidays and I especially love making cute little holiday inspired treats. I found some green and white sprinkles on sale over the weekend and knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. I normally do not like to bake with boxed mixes, but this cookies were too cute to pass up. I wasn’t sure how the actual cookie would turn out, but they were very soft and chewy — which is just the way I like them. :)

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I also got the chance to try out my silpats. I have had these for quite some time and haven’t used them yet. Boy oh boy did this make baking easier. I can’t believe I didn’t try them sooner.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Ingredients
For the cookies:
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

For the frosting:
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. milk

For decorating:
sprinkles

Directions
To make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cake mix, egg and butter.  Beat on low speed until just combined and all dry ingredients are  incorporated.  Roll the dough into 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls, place on the prepared baking sheets and press down to slightly flatten.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool completely on the cookie sheets.

To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the powdered sugar, and beat until incorporated.  Add vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until fully incorporated.  Add 2 tablespoons of milk and beat on medium-high speed until smooth.  If the frosting too thick, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of milk and beat until incorporated.

To assemble, pair the cookies based on size on a work surface.  Frost the flat side of one cookie from each pair.  Place the other cookie of each pair on top of the frosting, flat side down.  Lightly press down so that the frosting reaches the edges of the cookies.  To decorate, place sprinkles in a small bowl.  Dip the sides of each cookie in the sprinkles, pressing down gently and rotating to cover the sides completely.

Source: Annie’s Eats

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cate  |  March 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    These are so festive and cute!

  • 2. brannyboilsover  |  March 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    What an easy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  • 3. Joelen  |  March 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Great looking cookies and so festive too!

  • 4. Laure  |  March 18, 2009 at 9:54 am

    These are adorable, and I’ll bet they taste delicious!

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