DAY 2: These cookies are Big A’s favorite cookie to make. She almost always chooses to make these when she has to bring a treat somewhere. The cookie recipe is extremely simple, starting with a cake mix. The only time consuming part is putting the frosting between the two cookies (which really is not much to complain about). You can easily make these as plain oreos (instead of mint) by omitting the peppermint extract and green food coloring. Refrigerate these after making, as the filling contains cream cheese.
2 chocolate cake mixes
2/3 cup oil
4 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp peppermint extract
10 drops green food coloring
2 cups powdered sugar
COOKIES: Beat all cookie ingredients until well mixed. Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes. Drop cookie sheet on counter to flatten cookies slightly. Cool cookies on rack.
Spread one cookie with filling. Top with a second cookie. Store in refrigerator.
FILLING: Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer. Add vanilla, peppermint extract and food coloring. Beat in powdered sugar.
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECAP:
DAY 1: Swedish Peppar KaKar