Thursday, October 25, 2007

Devil's Food Sandwich Cookies

Devil’s Food Sandwich Cookies

18 ¼ oz. pkg. Devil’s Food Cake Mix

¾ c. shortening

2 eggs

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened

½ c. margarine, softened

½ t. almond extract

16 oz. pkg. powdered sugar

Combine cake mix, shortening and eggs. Form into small balls and flatten slightly on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. In medium bowl, blend cream cheese, margarine and almond extract. Gradually blend in powdered sugar until desired consistency. Beat with a spoon ‘til smooth; refrigerate. When cookies are cool, spread filling between 2 cookies; repeat. Keep refrigerated. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

These are pretty tasty. The cookie dough will give you a workout. There isn't much liquid in it and you really have to stir. I guess if you had a mixer, that would work too, but I recommend doing it the old fashioned way and work off some calories early (don't worry, you'll get them all back). I made these twice and the first time I made the balls into what I thought were 'small balls,' but the cookies baked to regular size. The next time I really made them small and they were perfect and the dough went a lot farther (it made almost 50 cookies that way compared to 22 the first time). It takes a little extra effort to put the filling in these cookies, but they sure are yummy. Maybe I didn't put enough filling in since I had a lot left over. Still trying to think of something to do with the extra filling. Maybe it could double as a glaze or frosting on cupcakes? Happy baking.


Michelle said...

I know of some fabulous girls at Tyler's work that was wondering if these most delicious cookies are for them. They do hope and pray that they might arrive soon!!

Michelle said...

OOPS!!! "were wondering" !

buhlersdayoff said...

My roommate up at college used to make some quite similar to that and I would have to agree on the name because they are so stinkin' good that they become like a temptation from the devil!!

Ker said...

thanks for the recipe! I will have to give it a try

Frog Gel said...

My friend would make them and call them homemade oreos. Thanks for sharing they are way good.