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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Homemade Oreo Cookies

It was my sweet husband's birthday yesterday and I made him these delicious and simple cookies to celebrate! I don't remember where I first located this recipe, but it is all over the internet. The picture is courtesy of this site here.


For the Cookies

1 package devil's food cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 - cup oil (or butter flavored shortening)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Add oil and eggs to cake mix and blend together. Roll dough into balls (a little larger than a quarter). Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet (until warm). Remove cookies from sheet and place on cooling rack.To assemble the cookies, add about a tablespoon of filling into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie similar in size on top of the filling. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.

Cream Cheese Filling Recipe:

1/2 cup butter
1 - (8 oz) block of cream cheese
3-4 cups powdered sugar (depending on desired consistency)
1 - tsp vanilla extract

Cream butter and add cream cheese and mix well. Add powdered sugar slowly until you reach your desired consistency.

*NOTE: I doubled this recipe because we wanted MORE cookies! For half of the cream cheese filling I did half mint and half vanilla extract and used food coloring to make it green. They were gone SUPER fast!

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