Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

"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 Recipe #418020!"
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Ready In:
30 sandwich cookies


  • Cookie

  • 2 (18 1/4 ounce) boxes French vanilla cake mix or (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


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cookie ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Take them out of the oven when the tops have cracked a little.
  • Let them sit on the hot cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Make the filling: With a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Frost the underside of a cookie and place another cookie on top.
  • Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

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I am an active lady, and I am not the top chef in the world, but I can hold my own. I love making things that remind me of when I was little, I love trying out new recipes, and I love learning new things to cook. Most of the recipes I post are recipes I loved that I found online, but that I have tweaked just a bit. I do have some family recipes on here too. I love to bake, probably more than anything else in the kitchen. I love to bike ride. I like to read, travel, kayak (I've only been twice, but I loved it), hike, camp, basically any outdoorsy/active stuff.?
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