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Sandwich cookies for St. Paddy’s Day

March 15, 2009

Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies

It is Claudia’s turn to take snack to preschool this week.  She and her little friends are very eagerly awaiting a visit from some naughty little leprechauns upon their arrival at preschool tomorrow morning.  They always enter their classrooms to find overturned chairs, toys everywhere, and general disarray.  The kids love it!  Claudia has been asking me when the leprechaun is coming for the past two weeks, so taking a snack that is green somewhere was a given.  I saw some cake mix sandwich cookies at Annie’s Eats and just changed them enough to make them look like a St. Patrick’s Day snack.  What 4 year old doesn’t love sprinkles?

Recipe:  Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies

1 boxed cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge)

1/2 c. butter, room temperature

1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine ingredients and mix until dough comes together. (I found that this took a little longer than I had expected.) Roll dough into 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Using the bottom of a glass, slightly flatten cookie balls.  Bake 8 minutes.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then transfer to wire rack until completely cooled.  When cool, spread the flat side of one cookie with buttercream icing, then top with the flat side of another cookie.  Roll the completed sandwich cookie in sprinkles.

Buttercream Icing:

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

4 1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

5-6 Tbsp. milk

Cream butter in large bowl.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until combined.  Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until frosting is the desired consistency.  (This makes a ton of icing.  You definitely can cut this recipe in half for the cookies, but I put my leftover frosting in the fridge to use later this week.)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2009 2:41 pm

    Thank you for a quick and easy cookie. I am making these tonight. Yours look so festive and cute!!!!

  2. March 16, 2009 4:00 pm

    Saw these on TasteSpotting, too cute!


  3. Jillian permalink
    March 16, 2009 5:41 pm

    Very creative! I was looking for an easy recipe for my girls to make. Thanks!

  4. March 17, 2009 2:03 am

    What a great little cookie treat. So simple too!

  5. oneordinaryday permalink
    March 19, 2009 2:20 pm

    Debbie – Thanks and I hope you come back and tell me what you think.

    NAOmni – Thank you – it’s the sprinkles, don’t you think?

    Jillian – Great! I hope your girls like them as much as my daughter’s preschool class did. They loved all the green sprinkles.

    RobinSue – Thanks!

    – Shell


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