A significant portion of my childhood was spent at baseball games. My brother played for a lot of local baseball leagues when we were growing up and I was too young to stay home by myself, so like all youngest children, I accompanied my parents to all of the games. Most of the time, I was off in the woods climbing trees with the other baseball siblings or I was camped out at the concession stand (ring pops and hot dogs, the summer diet of champions).
When I asked my mom where this cookie recipe came from, she told me that one of the other baseball moms had made them one summer and everyone loved them, so she shared the recipe. To this day, they are known in my household as Bader cookies, but they are basically giant homemade cake-y oreos. And they are a crowd pleaser. Did I mention they are some of the easiest cookies you will ever make?
These bad boys have only 6 ingredients total. Normally I frown upon store-bought cookie and cake mixes, but these cookies are too good to be bratty. All you need for these cookies is: 2 boxes of Devil’s Food Cake Mix (I use Duncan Hines brand), 4 eggs, 2/3 cup of vegetable oil. That’s it. Mix it together and get ready for some of the best cookie dough out there. Roll the dough into medium size balls (or use a cookie scoop!) and flatten slightly on cookie sheet. You’ll get about 18 cookie sandwiches from this recipe. Bake them for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
While your cookies are baking, you can whip up the filling. Beat together 8oz cream cheese and ½ cup of butter, then add 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. I like to give my icing a vanilla flavor, so I add ½ tsp of vanilla, but it’s optional.
You must let these cookies cool completely before you ice them or you will have a mess on your hands! I like to dye my icing according to the time of year (holidays are a baker’s paradise) and sprinkles are always fun to add a little more décor. Bring these to a party and watch them disappear before your eyes!
- For cookies:
- 2 Boxes Devil’s Food Cake Mix (I use Duncan Hines brand)
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup vegetable/canola oil
- For filling:
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ½ cup butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar’
- Food coloring (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil in mixer. Batter will be sticky.
- Roll into balls and flatten slightly onto cookie sheet. Cookies will spread when baking so give a little room between cookies on sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Transfer to wire cooling rack.
- To make filling, beat together cream cheese and butter.
- Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Add vanilla and food coloring, if desired.
- Wait for cookies to cool completely before filling them with icing. Roll in sprinkles if desired.