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Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies Recipe

These cookies are a hit with kids and adults at my annual party. For extra flair, mix food coloring or crushed candy canes into the filling. — Amy Martin, Vancouver, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mixes, eggs and oil; beat until well blended. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  • 2. Bake 7-9 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and extract until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • 4. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich cookie equals 231 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.