Monday, January 21, 2013

Strawberry Valentine Sandwich Cookies

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 Anyone thinking about Valentine's Day yet?

I know right. Christmas just got over and now another holiday!?

I actually really like Valentine's anyway.  We keep it pretty low key around our house which is why I probably enjoy it.

We always have crepes for breakfast (I know super healthy right--but hey we love them), my parents get them a little surprise goody bag, and we make them homemade valentines cards that they get at dinner with a fancy table that is decorated just for them.

I use to try and make a really fun dessert but I gave them up several years ago.  Nobody cares too much since I have been making valentines treats for at least a month before the holiday.  Like these fun cookies.  They are super, super, super easy, pink (which is perfect for Valentines) and every kid loves a sandwich cookie. It's two cookies in one and so delicious!

Strawberry Valentine Sandwich Cookie

(click here for printable version)

1 package of strawberry cake mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup of shortening

4 oz. cream cheese
3 tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix cake mix, eggs, and shortening (and yes it needs to be shortening, butter and margerine, don't work well at all) together. The dough will be stiff, but mix until the ingredients are completely incorporated.

2. Roll into balls of equal size (a small scoop works great for this), place on greased cookie sheet (or use your silpat liner), and bake for 8 minutes. Immediately transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

3. To make the frosting, combine cream cheese and butter and whip with hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Mix in vanilla.  Slowly add in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency and is smooth and creamy.

4. To assemble, put a dollop of frosting on the bottom of one cookie and top with another one that is the same size. Repeat with remaining cookies. Makes about 12-15 sandwich cookies.  Enjoy!


Ellen said...

Those look yummy! I need to try them this year.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

Oh my gosh! These sandwich cookies are so pretty and look SO yummy!!

Amy Powell said...

aw, they look so sweet :) I love valentine's day! we just started making our plans for it the other day :)

xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

{PS - I'm giving away a Fitness Notebook & would love for you to win!}

Sarah Tackett said...

A cup of coffee would go great with these. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter!

Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

These look great! Thanks for sharing them with us on the Creative Corner Hop.

Cherished Handmade Treasures

Chandra Sirois said...

Oh These are such a sweet little treat! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

Winnie said...

Such pretty cookies!
These are sweet romantic treats

Shannon said...

These look amazing. I can't wait to make them. I love a sandwich cookie and these are perfect for Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

They are so pretty...but I still want to eat them! In my head that is about perfection! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! I hope we see you back this week! xoxo - Cheryl

April Tuell said...

I found you from the Friday Favorites link up. Your cookies look yummy and perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share!

Maria said...

These sound so good!!!! And they look so pretty with the white and the pink! Perfect for Valentine's day! :o)

HungryLittleGirl said...

They look so lovely! Great way to use a cake box mix!
Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness :)

Jerri Rivers said...

These look yummy! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

April Tuell said...

Thanks so much for sharing these yummy cookies – they look fantastic! I've featured it on this weeks Saturday Spotlight – come on by & check it out. :)

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