Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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These are my family's very favorite cookies. They're soft, chewy and totally delicious. —Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 packages devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Red and/or green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 181 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cake mixes, eggs and oil until blended. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets and flatten slightly.
  2. Bake 8-10 minutes or until a slight indentation remains when lightly touched. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until blended. Beat in enough confectioners' sugar to reach desired consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring.
  4. Spread filling on bottom of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Note: This recipe was tested with Duncan Hines Classic Devil's Food Cake Mix; results may vary when using a different product.
Originally published as Chocolate Sandwich Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p64

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"These added great color to the cookie tray. Tasted wonderful as well."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Nice sandwich cookie. Definitely, don't forget to flatten the cookie dough balls before baking."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Absolutely loved these cookies! Should have added a little bit more vanilla to the icing however, as there wasn't a significant vanilla taste. Will absolutely make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Great cookie. I use buttercream frosting mixed with Nutella to put cookies together. Then I pipe a holly sprig on top with colored royal icing."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014


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