Oreo's And Milk

When I was pregnant with Potter J. a co-worker introduced me to the wonder that is Golden Oreo's.  I LOVE them....we could easily sit down and eat an entire package of them on our break....maybe that is why I gained 10 pounds in a week.

Well today I had the urge for Oreo's and didn't want to load up my army of boys, so I went a googling......and I found the most fantastic recipe for homemade Oreo's, the recipe made chocolate Oreo's but I wanted golden....no big thing, just a couple of modifications. These aren't crunchy Oreo's, they are soft and silky and divine. [WARNING, if you're on any kind of calorie restriction program DO NOT EAT THESE COOKIES!] However if you're like me and could really care less eat away!

Here's what you'll need:

For the Cookie:

2 boxes of devil's food cake mix.  I used yellow cake.  

1 cup of Crisco shortening

4 eggs.

Combine the cake mixes, shortening and eggs together with a pastry blender until a soft dough forms.  The dough comes together quickly and is really easy to work with.

When the dough is combined take a tablespoon and form the dough into quarter sized balls (don't make them bigger because they really spread while baking.)

Place them evenly apart on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  DON'T BAKE LONGER, the cookies need to be slightly doughy.  They are ready when the tops are cracked.

Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then invert them onto a cooling rack.  While the cookies are cooling make a batch of cream-cheese frosting for the middles.

Frosting:

4 ounces of cream cheese ( I used the fat free stuff and let it sit at room temperature while I was making and baking the cookies).

1/3 cup of butter softened.

1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar.

1 tsp vanilla extract

Throw all of the ingredients into a bowl and with your mixer (hand or stand) beat until all of the ingredients are combined and silky smooth.  Just a little tip.....don't start your mixer on high-speed, it will make the powdered sugar fly ALL OVER (not that I would do something so stupid.)

When the frosting is combined, take your butter knife and smear one cookie with frosting, and then place another on top.  Smoosh them down just a bit so a little of the frosting oozes out of the sides....heavenly I tell you! You might want to put them into the fridge for a few minutes so the frosting sets up just a bit.

I was thinking for a delicious holiday treat, I might take a spice cake or some pumpkin quick bread mix and see if I could make some fantastic pumpkin sandwich cookies......the possibilities are endless!

I am off to eat cookies until I explode!