I will let you in on a little secret about me. I know alot about copying and printing. Why? I worked at Kinkos for four years. After my mission toRomania until a few months after Ben was born you could find me me in the blue apron full time. I am left with strange knowledge about how to unjam a machine, how to create a stapled booklet on a copyer, and how to blow up an image 400%. BUT...the biggest contribution Kinkos gave me was this recipe. One day, a fellow coworker, brought in these delights. My tastebuds were singing. Ohhh....soft chocolate-y goodness! After seeing the reaction from the guys there, I begged her for the recipe. I was still single and needing some delicious cookie recipes to make me a little more beautiful in the eyes of a young man. Mindy, if you are out there.... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. These truly are my hubby's favorite cookie on my holiday gift plate each year. His favorite way to eat them is with the frosting edges rolled in crushed candy cane. YUM!
But, you can roll them in sprinkles or crushed cookie crumbs. Use your imagination and make these your own. My sister in law, Emily, loved the softness of these cookies, but isn't a chocoholic, so she tried it with lemon cake mix. They were almost as yummy as the chocolate. Experiment and see the way you like them the most. And let me know what you try and works...
Here is the original recipe my Kinkos coworker gave me...
Homemade Oreo Cookies
2 boxes devils food cake mix
1 Cup Crisco
1 Container Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting (*see note)
Mix first 3 ingredients in your mixer. This batter will be super think. Almost like bread dough. So thick I broke 2 hand mixers with this recipe and Paul went out and bought me my kitchenaid. Once the dough is well combined, roll into 1 inch balls for small cookies, bigger for larger cookies. Experiment and see what size you like. Bake at 350 degrees till cookie starts to look cracked on top. In my oven the perfect time is 9 min. Cool completely, frost, and sandwich together.
* You all know my feelings on frosting from a container...YUCK-O. However, this is the one exception for me for some reason. The container frosting just works for this cookie. That being said, I have used homemade cream cheese frosting and it is FANTABULOUS!!!
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