Even though cake has its place, I just don’t like making them. We aren’t big dessert eaters in our house + every time we bake a cake, 90% of it gets thrown out. Cookies on the other hand… they give you the option to eat a few and give away a ton!
I wanted to try out my favorite cake, spice cake, via a cookie format. Nothing makes your house smell good like spice cake.
Spice Cake Sandwich Cookies
- 1 box Spice Cake mix
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
- 4 tbsp butter (room temperature)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a stand mixer or large bowl, blend the cake mix, eggs, + shortening until all cake mix is integrated. I used the mixer paddle on setting 2 for 3 minutes.
Your dough will be thick. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper + roll the dough into balls approx. the size of ping pong balls. You can always make bigger cookies if you want. Put in the oven and set your timer for 8 mins.
Once removed from the oven, let the cookies cool on the sheet pan for 2 minutes, then you can transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, place the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract + powdered sugar in your mixing bowl + blend together. I did mine in the stand mixer with the paddle attachment for 4 minutes.
Spread the filling onto the flat side of one cookie + sandwich with another. Makes approximately 24 sandwich cookies.