I found these cookies on Annie’s Eats the other day and knew they would be delicious. I liked that they were made with cake mix because I’m not going to lie.. I LOVE CAKE MIX. It’s easy and by adjusting the ingredients listed on the box it can taste delicious. Don’t get me wrong.. I like to make my cake from scratch too, but sometimes when you’re in a hurry or don’t have patience cake mix is the way to go. My sister and I had a lot of fun making these cookies. We used a simple vanilla frosting that we found on the Betty Crocker website. This will probably be my go-to frosting from now on because it was perfect. Needless to say these cookies tasted as good as they looked. However…. WARNING: Make sure you have a glass of milk ready! You will need it!
For the Cookie:
1 box of chocolate cake Mix
1 egg at room temperature
1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
For the Frosting:
1/3 cup softened butter
2 tablespoons of milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
multi-colored sprinkles of your choice (you can also use chocolate chips, M&Ms, sugars, nuts, etc.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and butter. Beat with a mixer on low speed until all the cake mix has been fully incorporated. Don’t over mix the dough. It takes awhile for the butter and cake mix to really combine so if it doesn’t look right at first just keep going and eventually it will create a nice dense dough. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheets. Try to make them all the same size so you may have to do some readjusting with the size of the balls until they are all the same size. You should get about 20 balls to make 10 sandwiches. Slightly flatten the dough before it goes into the oven because they rise a lot. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the oven. Allow cookies to cool completely before icing.
In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with the powdered sugar and mix with a blender on low speed until they are well blended. Add the vanilla extract and one teaspoon of the milk and mix well. Add milk one teaspoon at a time until the frosting is the desired consistency. Make sure that you scrape the sides of the bowl before adding more milk each time.
To assemble the sandwiches, frost the flat side of one cookie with the icing. With another cookie, make a sandwich and press down so that the icing reaches the sides of the cookie so that there is something for the sprinkles to adhere to. Place the sprinkles in a bowl and roll the edges of the cookie in the sprinkles to cover.
Idea and cookie recipe adapted from Annie’s Eats
Frosting adapted from Betty Crocker