Spice Cake Sandwich Cookies

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.

 

Enjoy!

~katie

My Closet

Dress ~ MamaSan Maternity / Shoes ~ Delia*s

In my search for attractive maternity clothes, I ran across MamaSan Maternity on Etsy + I love their simple Rockabilly/Punk dresses. The fabric is super comfy + will certainly accommodate my not-yet-showing baby bump! What I love most about this dress is that even though it is classified as “maternity,” I know I’ll continue to wear this well after my pregnancy.

With the basic A-Line cut + the D-ring detailing, you can’t go wrong with this little black dress.

Do you have a favorite place to buy maternity clothes?

~katie

Recipe Roundup

I love to cook + bake… a lot. Especially while husby is deployed, I do more baking so I can send him care packages. Here is a roundup of a few of my favorites as of late:

Spiced Cider Whoopie Pies w/ Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling via A Beautiful Mess

 

Asiago-Garlic-Herb Bread via Draft Magazine — this recipe calls for spent beer grains, which I saved after husby’s last brew session!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel “Rice Krispie” Treats via Food Coma – I don’t personally like chocolate, but this was a big hit with the boys overseas

 

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies via Food Network Magazine

 

Apple Pie Pop-Tarts via A Beautiful Mess – I cut mine into hedgehogs… why not!

 

I hope you try some of these recipes! They are all well worth the kitchen time and delicious.

~katie

Welcome!

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I just wanted to say Welcome! to my new blog space. I’ve had a few blogs before, but none I was really ready for or committed to.

So here I am to start fresh + new with lamb + wolf! I’ll be posting crafts, diy guides, projects, recipes + all the other little things I love.

Thanks for reading + I look forward to sharing ideas with everyone.

~katie