Friday, July 8, 2011

Serving Up {Cookies}: Homemade Oreo Cookies

I've mentioned before the soft cookie versus crunchy cookie debate that is very much alive in our household.  This is, yet another, soft chewy cookie that I delight in.  Even though it claims to be a homemade Oreo, think more along the lines of an Oreo Cakester.

These cookies use a cake mix base, which makes whipping up the batter fast and easy.  The time consuming part is that once you have all the cookies baked, you do have to frost half of them and top each with additional cookies to make the "sandwich goodness".  But don't be deterred by the time commitment, they are well worth the effort and are even better a few hours later once the frosting has had a chance to soften the cookie part.

The recipe calls for a cream cheese frosting and they are perfect!  Seriously there is no need to stray from the recipe.  Unless you are like me and can't leave perfection alone.  I have used a chocolate frosting which I didn't think was as good as the cream cheese frosting.  I have also used a mint frosting and my husband fell in love with me all over again.  A very yummy and worthwhile variation.

(recipe from Jaime B.)
printable version

2 boxes Devils Food Cake mix
½ cup flour
1 cup butter, melted
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together; roll into balls the size of walnuts. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  DO NOT over bake!

6 oz. cream cheese
4 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

When cookies have cooled completely, frost and place another cookie on top of frosted cookie to make an Oreo.

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