So, since tomorrow is Halloween, I thought I'd bake my kidd-o's a little something special. And perhaps I wanted an excuse to spend the afternoon in the kitchen, as well. (While I let my Business Man take care of all the yard work outside. Thanks hon!)
I wanted to make something Halloween-themed, but not too complicated since I was going to be making a lot. I remembered some Homemade Oreos that I made back when I was in high school, and thought they'd be perfect, especially if I colored the filling orange for Halloween.
|Aren't these little cupcake toppers so cute? Definitely not going to school though...|
I'm sure my students will gobble them up. I could bring in pretty much anything edible and it would get eaten, haha.
Servings/YieldAbout 24 sandwich cookies
- For the cookies
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- For the filling
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 3 cups powdered sugar
MethodPreheat the oven to 350*F. Combine all cookie ingredients and mix until combined. Roll into 3/4-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 8 to 9 minutes until edges are set.
Let cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
To prepare filling, beat butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add milk and powdered sugar, until light and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to reach the desired consistency.
To assemble cookies, spread about a tablespoonful of filling onto a cookie, and top with another cookie.