Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

Total Time
40mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
30 mins

These cookies don't have many ingredients, are easy to make, and taste pretty good. This was my attempt at a copycat of an Oreo Cakester, but it's not the same. It's not really like a whoopie pie, either. Unlike either of those, with these, you can really only eat one (well, I can), because they're pretty dense. My picture is with French Vanilla cake mix. If you try these with butter-flavored shortening for the cookie part, let me know how it turns out - or any other substitutions (cake mixes, extract flavors...). If you make these the day before (or even 2 days before) and refrigerate them, the cookie part becomes a bit softer. Also, try my Chocolate Sandwich Cookies!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • Cookie

  • 2 (18 1/4 ounce) boxes French vanilla cake mix or 2 (18 1/4 ounce) boxes yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • Filling

  • 12 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cookie ingredients.
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls (ping pong ball-size) and place on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Make sure you have an even number of cookies. Smash the balls down just a bit.
  4. Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Take them out of the oven when the tops have cracked a little.
  5. Let them sit on the hot cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Make the filling: With a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  7. Frost the underside of a cookie and place another cookie on top.
  8. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.