Remember the sandwich cookies that were served during snack-time at school? The home-baked version is even better!
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 12 COOKIES
- 1 18.25-ounce box devil's food cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons oil
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 0.25-ounce envelope unflavored gelatin
- ¼ cup cold water
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pound plus 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a cookie sheet.
Combine cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and cocoa powder. Mix well using electric mixer on medium speed.
Butter your hands, form dough into balls, and place on the cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the palm of your hand or a fork. Bake for 9 minutes.
Remove cookies to a paper towel. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a clean mug. Let cool for 20 minutes.
In a smaller, microwave-safe bowl, mix gelatin powder and cold water. Heat in microwave until gelatin is transparent. Set gelatin mixture aside to cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl beat the shortening until fluffy. Gently fold in vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Mix cooled gelatin into shortening mixture.
Sandwich the filling between two cookies, rounded sides facing out. Serve with milk for dunking.