These chocolate fudge sandwich cookies combine Duncan Hines cake mix cookies with a delicious filling to create chocolate cookies with cream cheese filling that are absolutely delicious. This easy chocolate sandwich cookies recipe is a breeze to make and perfect with coffee or milk.
The only thing better than a chocolate recipe is a chocolate recipe with some sort of creamy filling or topping, and these cookies deliver both of those things! I've made a lot of different cookies in my life, but these are absolutely my favorite. Rich, chocolaty cookies sandwiching a decadent cream cheese filling make for a sweet treat that just blows everything else out of the water. Whenever I make these, everyone devours them almost immediately. I never have to worry about storing any extras!
When you think about cream-filled cookies, you probably think of Oreos. Well, throw that right out the window. Actually, don't. These are not Oreos, but they have a few of the same sensibilities. They're both chocolate cookies. They both have a cream filling. These chocolate cookies with cream cheese filling, however, are made with cake mix, so they're fluffy and soft, and their cream cheese filling is a nice combination of sweet and tart. They're a little bit like if Oreos and whoopie pies had a baby that had a bit of an angsty attitude.
Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies
This easy chocolate sandwich cookies recipe features the rich, decadent flavor of devil's food cake mix in the cookies, the sweet and tangy combo of a sweet cream cheese filling, and taste that is pure Heaven from the first bite to the last. I've served these cookies for everything from weeknight desserts to potlucks and holiday get-togethers. No matter where I serve them, everyone always loves them.
The soft, caky texture of the cookies combined with a decadent filling makes for a treat that is really the height of deliciousness with the least amount of work possible.
You won't believe how quickly these chocolate fudge sandwich cookies come together, and you'll be blown away by the flavor.
You only need a handful of ingredients to make these delicious chocolate cookies with cream cheese filling. The entire recipe is a semi-homemade dream, with a few simple ingredients doing the bulk of the work. The best part is that you almost certainly have most or all of the ingredients you'll need to make these cookies in your kitchen already, especially if you do any amount of baking regularly. Here's what you'll need to make this delicious easy chocolate sandwich cookie recipe.
- Devil’s food cake mix
- Vegetable Oil
- Cream Cheese
- Unsalted butter
- Confectioner’s sugar
- Vanilla Extract
See? Pretty easy, eh? Seven ingredients. That's all it takes to create a delicious treat that everyone always loves.
Making the Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies
Making these delicious Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix cookies with cream cheese filling is as easy as gathering the ingredients. Because the cookies are made with cake mix, there's almost no measuring other than what you'll need for the cake mix and the filling. The entire recipe is mostly a matter of mixing. Of course, you'll have to bake the cookies themselves, but even that is just preheating the oven. It's so simple! You'll find the complete recipe along with amounts and times in the recipe card at the end of the post, but the overview below will give you a clear idea of the simplicity of this delicious recipe.
For the Cookies
- Combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, and vanilla with a wooden spoon. The dough will be thick.
For the Cream Cheese Filling
- Combine softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
- Gradually add vanilla, mixing thoroughly.
- Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing thoroughly.
- Let the cookies cool completely.
- Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting over the bottom cookie and place another cookie on top.
That's all there is to it! It doesn't bet much simpler than that. The entire cookie recipe is really just cake mix, and the cream cheese filling couldn't be easier! You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time flat.
Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies Tips
This recipe is so simple and easy that you might think there would be no tips at all. However, as with all simple things, there are little secrets to keep in mind that will make these chocolate fudge sandwich cookies the absolute best that they can be. If you want this easy chocolate sandwich cookies recipe to be the absolute best ever, don't skip this section.
Fully Soften the Cream Cheese and Butter
Whenever you're creaming butter or cream cheese with anything, you want to let them fully soften. Both butter and cream cheese blend incredibly easily when they're fully softened. However, if not softened, you'll end up with a lumpy mixture that's full of chunks of cream cheese or butter. That' snot what you want.
Keep an Eye on the Cookies
These chocolate fudge sandwich cookies are essentially little cake discs, so it's incredibly important that you don't overbake them. They'll cook fast, and you need to take them out as soon as they're ready. If you overbake the cookies, you'll end up with a dry, crumbly cookie that won't hold up and won't taste very good.
Let the Cookies Cool Completely
Be sure you let your cookies cool completely before adding the cream cheese frosting filling. Just like frosting a cake, if you add your filling to these chocolate fudge sandwich cookies while they're warm, the heat will cause your cream cheese mixture to melt. To get the perfect easy chocolate sandwich cookie recipe, always remember to let your cookies cool 100 percent.
Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies Variations
One of the great things about these chocolate fudge sandwich cookies is how versatile they are. With just a few tweaks, you can add great flavor variations to this recipe or make a completely new recipe. It's such an easy recipe to being with, and the ingredients needed to make it are absolutely perfect for getting creative.
To turn these Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix cookies into the quintessential Christmas treat, simply add a little peppermint extract to the cookies and the filling and some crushed candy canes to the cookies. You'll end up with a delicious chocolate mint treat that is perfect for any Christmas table.
Different Cake Mixes
This recipe is for chocolate fudge sandwich cookies with cream cheese filling, but you can turn them into almost anything simply by changing the cake mix. There are so many mixes in the baking aisle of the store. You'll find everything from classic chocolate and vanilla varieties to fruity flavors, funfetti variations, and more. The best part is that they all work amazingly well with this recipe.
Flavor the Filling
With so many extracts out there, you can do all kinds of fun things with your cream cheese filling for these cookies. Try any extract you like so long as it pairs well with the cookie you chose as the base. Feel free to get creative. Just like with the cake mixes, the sky's the limit.
Serving Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies
As you've probably already guessed if you've been following the theme o this easy chocolate sandwich cookies recipe, serving these delicious chocolate cookies with cream cheese filling is as simple as everything else about the recipe. They're cookies, after all. Simply put them all on a big plate and set them on the table. Everyone can feel free to take one or two as they pass by.
These cookies are so quick and easy that they're perfect for weeknight desserts or afternoon snacks. They're also so delicious and special that they make the perfect addition to any gathering. They're always welcome at parties, potlucks, and holiday get-togethers. It doesn't matter where you serve them. Everyone always loves them.
Storing Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies
These delicious cookies will keep well in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to four days. Be absolutely sure that the container is air-tight and burped. Air is the enemy of these cookies. When left exposed to the air, these cookies will dry out. For longer storage, you can freeze these cookies in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to three months.
To freeze the cookies, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and put them in the freeze for an hour. After they've frozen, transfer them to your storage container of choice.
Simple Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies are Always a Great Choice
This easy chocolate sandwich cookies recipe is always a great decision when you want to make something sweet. These chocolate fudge sandwich cookies are quick, easy, and delicious. You'll be in and out of the kitchen in a flash, and you'll be carrying a tray of sweet, delicious goodness that no one can say no to. Give this recipe a try, and I know you'll love it as much as my family does. I can absolutely guarantee that your family and friends will devour them. With a recipe like this, there's no reason not to give them a try.
More Favorite Recipes
If you like this recipe as much as I do, I have some other favorites below. From potato pancakes to peach cobbler dumplings, these recipes are some of my absolute favorites among the many recipes I've made. They're all delicious, and I think you'll love them.
- Instant Pot Gingerbread Cake with Maple Bourbon Frosting
- Cheesy Zucchini Potato Pancakes
- Easy Sausage, Pepper and Rice Skillet
- Easy Peach Cobbler Dumplings
Quick Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies
- piping bag or resealable bag with tip cut off
- ⅓ cup crushed candy canes
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- drops red or green food coloring
- Set your butter and cream cheese out to soften.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Combine cake mixes, eggs, oil and vanilla extract with a spatula in a medium mixing bowl.
- Roll 1 inch cookies into balls and lighten flatten on baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- While cookies are cooling, beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy.
- Add vanilla and gradually add in powdered sugar until you get a smooth frosting consistency.
- Optional: add peppermint extract, candy canes and/or food coloring at this step if desired.
- Add frosting to a piping or resealable bag and swirl it onto half the cookies.
- Top with the remaining cookies.
- Serve and enjoy every bite!