Homemade Oreos

makes about 2 dozen sandwich cookies


Cookies:

2 pkgs. Devils Food Cake Mix* (do NOT make according to package)

4 eggs

1 1/2 C. shortening

Blend all ingredients together well. Dough will be very thick and stiff.  Roll into balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten very slightly. Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake! They may appear doughy, but will set up as they cool. Let set on baking sheet a few minutes, then remove to cooling rack. When completely cool, spread the following filling between 2 cookies. 


Filling:

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened

1/2 C. margarine or butter, softened

4 C. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in vanilla, then add powdered sugar. Blend until powdered sugar is fully incorporated and mixture is smooth. May need to add slightly more powdered sugar to get the right consistency. You don't want the filling oozing out the sides of cookie, so slightly thicker is better.


* You can use any flavor cake mix such as strawberry or lemon