What is better than one cookie?   Two cookies sandwiched together with cream cheese frosting.  These sweet little babies are like an Oreo…only better!  I can’t wait for you to make these cake mix cookies for yourself. Keep scrolling for the recipe!

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

There are so many wonderful things to say about this cookie!  First of all, it is made with a cake mix which makes them super simple.

These cake mix cookies are also extra moist and delicious.  In fact, my Darb loved them!  He is a straight shooter and these cookies DEFINITELY made the blog cut.

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Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

If you haven’t gotten on the cake mix cookie train, then this is the time to hop on.  This cookie will completely change your mind!

Using a cake mix is a great way to make cookies at home quickly.  The cake mix itself does a lot of the work for you.

I always begin by whisking the mix to remove any lumps.  Sometimes you will get cake mix that isn’t smooth and so this helps you end up with a dough that isn’t full of dry bits of mix.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Add the eggs and oil to the whisked mix and combine it with a handheld mixer {or by hand} until everything is nicely incorporated.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

The dough will be thick.  Using a cookie scoopScoop mounds of dough and roll them into a bowl of granulated sugar.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

You want the entire cookie to be covered in sugar.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Then you can place them onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees.  The most important thing is to not over bake the dough.  Cake mix cookie dough can over bake easily and will give you a heavy and super crisp cookie that isn’t tasty.

How to Assemble your Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies

Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

While the cake mix cookies are cooling, combine the butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl.  Mix them together with a handheld mixer until smooth.  Add vanilla and enough powdered sugar to get a really great texture.

Turn half of the cookies over on their tops and put the frosting into a piping bag {or Ziploc}.  Starting at the outside of each cookie, swirl frosting around the cookie.  Ending in the center.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Top with the other half of the cake mix cookies to create your sandwich.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

They are ready to eat or you can keep them at room temperature in an airtight container for 4-5 days.  But here is the thing…they lasted less than 4 hours at my house!  An instant hit!

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

You will notice that this recipe only makes a few large cake mix cookies but you can always use a smaller scoop to get more cookies.  I would just reduce the cook time by a minute.  Enjoy!

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

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Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Easy chocolate cake mix cookies are made extra special when sandwiched together with homemade cream cheese frosting.

Course Dessert
Keyword Cake Mix Cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 sandwiches

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs {whisked}
  • 1/3 cup oil {I used vegetable}
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter {softened}
  • 4 oz. cream cheese {softened}
  • 1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl combine cake mix, eggs and oil. Mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand} until everything is combined. Note: The mixture will be thick.

  2. Fill a small bowl with granulated sugar. Using a cookie scoop, scoop mounds of dough. Roll each mound in sugar to coat and place onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Note: Do not over bake cookies. They will look under baked but will continue to set up as they cool on the cookie sheet.

  3. In a medium bowl mix together the butter and cream cheese with a handheld mixer {or by hand} until smooth. Add vanilla and enough powdered sugar to get a good consistency. Put frosting in a piping or Ziploc bag and cut off the end.

  4. Turn half of the cake mix cookies over and pipe frosting onto each one. Start on the outside and continue in a circle {working your way to the middle} until the cookie is covered. Top with another cookie. Continue until all of the cookies have been frosted and sandwiched.

  5. Store your cake mix cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.