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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.  
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
Author Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com



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


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



  • 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. 


  • 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.