Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
This week has been very stressful (family drama, friend drama, planning my friend’s baby shower etc etc) and I needed to de-stress so I decided to make some cookies. I can see why many ppl turn to chocolate when life gives them lemons. I’d prefer chocolate to lemonade anyday! ;)
(Recipe from www.allrecipes.com | photos from me!)
Makes 12 sandwich cookies (1 sandwich=1 serving)
Calories/serving = 551
WW pts/serving = 13
[NOTES: I cut the recipe in 1/2 and made 18 sandwiches (~2.5inch diameter cookies). Guess mine were smaller than the original recipe? *shrugs*]
2 (18.25 ounce) packages devil’s food cake mix
1 cup shortening
> Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
> Blend the above ingredients together with a pastry blender until mixed.
> Roll in balls about the size of a quarter and place on ungreased baking sheets. Make an even number of balls.
> Bake for 10 minutes. Let cookies stand on cookie sheet for 5-6 minutes before removing them to cooling rack.
> After cookies have cooled, put Cream Cheese Frosting (or use one can of pre-made frosting) between two cookies, putting bottom sides together.
* TIP: Adding chopped pecans to the cookies without making them into sandwiches is also very good. Spice cake mix can be used in place of Devil’s food.
[NOTES: I am renaming these cookies: Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Sandwich Cookies or CCCFSC for short. :) The original name doesn’t do them justice!]
Husband rating: A+
He says they are TOO good.
Wifey rating: A+
omg. yum. They were so rich that I could only eat one but wanted another one! LOL
Husband’s CW: A+
He said, “Its ridiculous how good these cookies are!”