- 1 Devils Foods Cake Mix ( you can actually use any kind of cake mix depending on what flavor of cookie you would like)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 3 Tbls Softened Butter
- 4 oz or 1/2 block of softened Cream Cheese
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
The First step is to mix the three Charlie Ingredients together until a dough forms. Don’t over mix too much!
Then you simply form small balls of dough rolling them into the same size in your hand. Make sure your cookies are all about the same size. You can make the cookies as big or little as you like….I try to keep them very small as they are pretty rich! I can get about 25 finished cookies out of this recipe if I make them small enough.
This step is important to getting nice flat cookies. Take a small cup or shot glass and dip the bottom in flour (so it doesn’t stick) and gently press down on your round little cookie dough balls until you have flattened them into about the size of a fifty cent piece (or a bit larger).
Bake these for about 8-9 minutes or until done and immediately take them off of the cookie sheet and cool them on a rack or paper towel.
While They are cooling, you can make your frosting. I am not going to lie and say that I have NEVER used store bought cream cheese frosting on these…which makes them the easiest cookies in the world, but the homemade frosting really puts them over the top!
Mix together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and Heavy Cream on medium to high speed until well incorporated. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar and beat until all of the lumps are out. You might just have to turn your mixer on high and leave it to beat for a few minutes, but eventually it will become a smooth and delicious frosting!
This Frosting Recipe does make about 2 cups and is too much frosting for the cookies themselves. I save mine in the freezer and pull it out whenever I need it. This particular batch of leftover is bound for some Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls!
Now is the fun part! Put a lovely dollop of frosting on one Cookie Half and gently press a matching sized cookie on Top. Put these on a tray in the freezer ASAP so that they can harden up a bit and so the frosting doesn’t ooze out everywhere! I personally prefer these cookies right out of the freezer as they are super chewy and taste almost like a little ice cream sandwhich when they are really cold! However, they are good at room temperature as well.
HAPPY CHARLIEING and Merry December to each of you!