Chewy Chocolate Cream Sandwich Cookies

Hands-On Time: 10min
Ready In: 18min
Yield: 16
chewy chocolate cream sandwich cookies

I came across cookies like these at the store recently and I wasn't willing to spend nearly four dollars for 12 cookies. In my house, they would be gone so fast it wouldn't be worth the cost. Just across from the cookies was a seasonal baking display filled with all sort of baking goods including cake mixes at a great sale price. I decided I could make those same cookies using my favorite cake mix cookie recipe, and I was right. The store version costs about 30 cents each and my homemade version is about 15 cents apiece.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt 1 stick of margarine and add to cake mix.
  4. Lightly beat eggs and add to mix. Stir well -- this will form a sticky dough.
  5. Roll dough into 32 balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool cookies completely.
  7. Cream together the remaining stick of margarine, cocoa and powdered sugar. Add milk if necessary so the filling is of spreading consistency.
  8. Spread about 1 teaspoon of filling onto 16 cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Decorate with filling thinned with a small amount of milk, if desired.
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the girls making chewy chocolate cream sandwich cookies

This is a great rainy-day project for the kids since it has multiple steps! I took several of these to my office and my co-workers devoured them.

the girls making chewy chocolate cream sandwich cookies

I used my small Pampered Chef melon baller to scoop the dough completely mess free and it was the perfect size to make exactly the 16 sandwiches!.

the girls making chewy chocolate cream sandwich cookies

We first attempted to prepare the filling using a stick of margarine but the consistency was not fluffy at all. We re-made it with shortening and butter (same total quantity) and it was perfect!

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