This is an oldie, but SUCH a goodie! I haven't bothered posting this in the past because I'm sure that everyone already has this recipe, or some form of it. But, since it is such a beloved cookie in our home, I finally figured what the heck. There just might be someone out there who has never made these and would appreciate trying them out.
Yes, a boxed cake mix is used, but hey, that's what makes them so easy to make, even if it is 10:00 at night!
HOMEMADE OREOS makes about 2 dozen sandwich cookies
2 pkgs. Devils Food Cake Mix* (do NOT make according to package)
1 1/2 C. shortening
Blend all ingredients together well. Dough will be very thick and stiff. Roll into balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten very slightly. Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake! They may appear doughy, but will set up as they cool. Let set on baking sheet a few minutes, then remove to cooling rack. When completely cool, spread the following filling between 2 cookies.
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. margarine or butter, softened
4 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in vanilla, then add powdered sugar. Blend until powdered sugar is fully incorporated and mixture is smooth. May need to add slightly more powdered sugar to get the right consistency. You don't want the filling oozing out the sides of cookie, so slightly thicker is better.
*Any flavor cake mix can be used such as strawberry or lemon.