Well, mine didn't come out soft but they came out like mini oreos! Literally! The size, taste and texture. I think I overcooked the sugar mixture to have it turn out this way but I was pleasantly surprised and also ended up being pleased with the end result (even though it was not what I was expecting it to be) so this recipe still earns 5 stars from me just for that. But like another reviewer stated - work with the batter quickly, the batter really thickens up as it cools making it harder to scoop out cookies. Thanks for sharing.
The batter, after mixing, was almost pourable and I was worried that I'd forgotten an ingredient. But I went ahead and did a batch... my oven cooked them in 8 minutes, then I let them set on the cookie sheet 1-2 minutes before removing to completely cool. Be sure to work with several cookie sheets b/c the batter gets harder as it cools, making it more difficult to portion. I wasn't exactly sure how thick/thin to make the filling and left mine thick. I think next time I'll add more milk to get a thinner consistency, so the filling is more like that in a Little Debbie. Overall, these are delicious and VERY rich. Definitely a keeper!
I found this recipe on the land-o-lakes site last year and deemed it 10 stars. They taste delicious, very easy to make(I use parchemnt paper on the cookie sheets), and freeze great. These are one of my kids all time favorite cookies.