These are some cookies that I made for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. They were really easy to make and very tasty! They were a big hit with my church friends and co-workers…not so much with my husband. I didn’t realize how much cream cheese they had in them until I had already started, and he doesn’t like cream cheese. But even so, he still ate one and said that it would’ve been great with regular cake icing inbetween. Those who like cream cheese, you will love these cookies! Here is the recipe and the link to where I got the idea.
Strawberry Valentine Oreo Cookies:
1 package of strawberry cake mix
3/4 cup of shortening
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 stick of butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together strawberry cake mix, eggs and shortening until well combined. The dough will be pretty thick. Roll dough into balls, making sure they are all similar in size. Place dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooking rack.
Mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies and sandwich together.
*Makes 12-15 cookies after they are sandwiched together
I also think these would be wonderful using a red velvet cake mix instead of strawberry. You could do both and have red and pink cookies for Valentine’s Day!
Here are some pictures of the baking process.
Here are the cookies.
This is the filling.
And here is the finished product! Nailed it!!!