Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chocolate Cake Cookie Sandwiches

On Sunday night we headed over to Heather's to see if the Vikings could pull it off and beat the Saints in the NFC Championship game and play in the Super Bowl for the first time in my lifetime. Unfortunately for Vikings fans, they lost in overtime by a field goal. Patrick, a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan, was thrilled as he predicted a Favre melt down in the NFC Championship game the day Favre signed with the Vikings last August. The cookie sandwiches tasted pretty good. I think that next time I would try to make them a little thinner, since these were too thick to easily take a bite of.

Chocolate Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Chocolate Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients:

For the cookies:
1 package chocolate cake mix (or other flavor of your choice)
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:
multi-colored non-pareils, or other sprinkles or candy of your choice

Directions:

To make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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 have been 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 fitted with the paddle attachment, 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: Heather Drive

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