Well Mother's Day is over and it's back to the grind stone! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, celebrating with loved ones! I've been on a serious baking rampage as of late! I can't seem to get enough of being in my kitchen, whipping up something fun for my little fam! One evening, last week, after dinner was no exception! So once the dinner mess was cleaned up, I went to work making a baking mess! I assessed my pantry and baking cupboard and came up with these!
Spicy, warm, vanilla, comfort!
For the spice cookies:
1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe spice cake (18.75 oz)
10 oz salted butter, melted
2 large eggs
Mix ingredients together until a thick dough forms. Roll into 1-1 1/2 in balls and place on cookie sheets. Into a 350 degree oven for 11 minutes. Makes roughly 25 (3 inch) cookies.
For the buttery, creamy, vanilla filling:
1 stick salted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk for consistency
Cream butter and powdered sugar a cup at a time until well combined, creamy and smooth. Add the vanilla and mix well. If the consistency needs to be a bit more spreadable, add the tablespoon milk and mix well. Put heaping tablespoonfuls of the buttery, sweet filling in between two spice cookies. Makes 12 sandwich cookies.
Recipe & images by Kara