Thursday, February 13, 2014

Strawberry Cookie Sandwiches

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! I am going to a ladies Valentine party tonight where we bring treats to pack into boxes for our Valentine! I am not a baker so when I have to make a dessert of any kind, I get nervous! I found this recipe on Pinterest and it looked so easy. Luckily it wasn't a Pinterest fail, it was a Pinterest win! They would be really good using a different flavored cake mix too!

Strawberry Cookie Sandwiches
for cookies:
1 box strawberry cake mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup shortening
for icing: 
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp butter, sofened
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350
Use a whisk to mix together eggs and shortening.
They don't have to be completely incorporated, just mixed in.
Add the strawberry cake mix and stir until incorporated. It will be a thick paste like dough.
Scoop out 1/2 Tbsp of dough and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper or silopat baking mat. Do not set them too close together or else they will cook into each other.
Bake for 8 minutes.
Remove and pull the silopat off the baking sheet to allow to cool. Once the are movable, transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Use a hand mixer to whip together butter and cream cheese.
Once the mixture is fluffy, begin to add powdered sugar. Add until you have your desire consistency.
Spread icing onto the bottom of a cooled cookie. 
Press together with another cookie and set aside for the icing to set up.
These are so pretty and equally delicious!

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