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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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 240622
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

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

Not_Spacy User ID: 6034953 230648
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

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

sarahhaupt User ID: 8036577 216103
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!"

Dzyner User ID: 3546144 213841
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."

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 8314
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014


Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 8309
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Yummy. Everyone loved these and they were so easy to make. My son and I used buttercream and cream cheese frosting from the can to make it easier. We didn't use food coloring but we sprinkled red and green sugar around the edges after putting the sandwiches together. The cookies turned out great."

lizro User ID: 7524706 200546
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"Great cookie"

maxcoco User ID: 2344632 10118
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"I try to get away from preservatives the best I can because of some alageries in family"

annester33 User ID: 1616894 4976
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"Make these every Christmas...everyone loves them!"

cooking919 User ID: 6483918 14177
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"My absolute favorite cookies! I have made them numerous times and they are always amazing."

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