Monday, September 15, 2008

Oldie but a Goodie!

For this evening's small group treat, I decided not to mess around with a new recipe and pulled out a classic that is always a hit - Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.  The name is rather underwhelming, but as we have already established - I am not creative in that area.  This is a recipe that my mom made years ago, and since then it makes an appearance at most family functions, church picnics, and evenings with friends.  Make them.  Love them.  Just try living the rest of your life without them!   

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
For the cookies:
2 boxes Devils Food Cake Mix (Betty Crocker ONLY)
4 Eggs
2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine ingredients for cookies until smooth (batter will be very thick).  Roll dough into 1" balls and place on cookie sheets, flatten slightly.  Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are just set.  Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheets 1-2 minutes before removing to cooling racks.  Cookies will flatten as they cool.

1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter
8 oz. Cream Cheese (reduced fat works okay, but not fat free)
1/2 tsp. Salt (only if using unsalted butter)
3-4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Cream together butter, cream cheese, and salt until smooth.  Slowly add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth after each addition.  Add vanilla, beat frosting for several minutes until light in color and very smooth.  Frost cookies (completely cooled) to make sandwiches and enjoy.

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