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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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 green food coloring, optional


  • 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. Cover with remaining cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Recipe Note

Note: This recipe was tested with Duncan Hines Classic Devil's Food Cake Mix; results may vary when using a different product.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

bcannoy1229 User ID: 6189615 9487
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"I found this cookie recipe a few years back and this is the only cookie my son requests for Christmas. I made a couple of changes after the first initial time making them. I add a few festive sprinkles on top when I bake half the cookies so they are pretty on top and since my son isn't that into cream cheese he prefers a buttercreme icing for the creamy middle."

tatich User ID: 1366962 8911
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"my nephews just love these cookies!"

kupcake28 User ID: 4472228 8910
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"These cookies are awesome I make them all the time they are my husbands favorite"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 9009
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"my boyfriend said to give this recipe the highest rating, and if you like "invisible" cookies to make them - as soon as you do, they're gone... he ate almost the entire batch by himself! I used a ready-made cream cheese icing for the sake of time and it worked well! i will try the recipe's filling next time! enjoy!"

charten89 User ID: 4396519 9008
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"Very good and easy to make. Great Frosting."

chefsj84 User ID: 3625303 9985
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"These cookies were just SUPER! They were SO good!!"

kupcake28 User ID: 4472228 9984
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"So fun to make and the whole family loved them."

[email protected] User ID: 1265257 7462
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"I made these for a church luncheon - they where well received but we all thought they where a little to sweet."

administrator User ID: 1996148 3331
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2008

""These are my family's very favorite cookies," declares field editor Karen Bourne of Magrath, Alberta. "They're soft, chewy and totally delicious."

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