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Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies

At my annual holiday party, these cookies are a big hit with kids and adults, especially when I mix festive food coloring or crushed candy canes into the filling. —Amy Martin, Vancouver, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and extract until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich cookie: 231 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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