Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These sandwich cookies are simply made with a cake mix and a sweet peanut butter and cream cheese filling. Baked and assembled in under 30 minutes.

Cake Mix Chocolate Sandwich cookies with a peanut butter filling on a silver plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

This recipe has a special place in my heart. It signifies a time in my life where I was nervous to step out of my comfort zone and do anything new or different.

Encouragement from my husband and mom was the deciding factor to enter a cooking contest. It was completely different and definitely new from anything I had ever done before. I had to create a cooking video of me making the recipe and then submit it for thousands of others to see.

Chocolate Cake Mix Chocolate cookies with a peanut butter filling in between.

Guess what?

I actually won!

The grand prize was $25,000 and a six month contract to make other cooking videos for Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It truly was the time of my life.

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Chocolate Sandwich cookies with a peanut butter filling on a silver plate

Cake Mix To Make Cookies

When it comes to making cookies I’m a firm believer that from scratch is what is best. I steer clear from premade cookie dough or mixes from boxes.

That is, until it comes to these cookies. I love using a cake mix to create the chocolate cookie for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. There turn out super chewy and are full of chocolate flavor.

It only take a few minutes to whip them together and I always have a cake mix or two on hand in the pantry. They bake in the same amount of time as a regular homemade cookie mix, too.

These chocolate cookies on their own are really good. It’s the peanut butter cream cheese frosting that takes them to another level!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
These sandwich cookies are simply made with a cake mix and a sweet peanut butter and cream cheese filling. Baked and assembled in under 30 minutes.  
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Cookie, Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

FOR COOKIE

  • 1 Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 4 TBSP Butter, Softened
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

FOR FROSTING

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Milk

Instructions

FOR COOKIES

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter together until well incorporated.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  • Slowly mix in chocolate cake mix and blend until just incorporated.  
  • Using a small cookie scoop (see notes above in post) evenly scoop out dough and place evenly spaced onto a standard baking sheet.  Fitting 15 to a sheet.  
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • Removed from the oven and immediately press the tops down gently with the flat bottom of a glass. 
  • Let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet then remove to a cooking rack to cool completely. 

FOR FROSTING

  • Cream together cream cheese and peanut butter until well incorporated.  
  • Mix in vanilla.  
  • Slowly blend in powdered sugar and mix until completely smooth.
  • Add in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.  
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of frosting onto the bottom of one cookie and top with another cookie.  The tops of the cookies should be facing out. Gently press together.  
  • Best served chilled.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
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