I will rarely buy a baked good (with the exception of when I am on vacation) and I do not use baking mixes.  I just love adding each ingredient too much and I like to know exactly what is going into my baked goods.  I know some people will argue that all of the butter, sugar and other yummy ingredients I use are just as bad for you as the chemicals in processed baked goods.  But I know you lovelies are not “those people”.

There is only one exception to this statement that I must confess.

These soft and chewy chocolate sandwich cookies are so spectacular and so popular when made that I can’t justify messing with perfection.  These cookies begin with store-bought devil’s food cake mix (GASP!).  I am well aware that I could very likely find a chocolate cookie recipe to replace the mix, but honestly, the chocolate cookies that you get with the devil’s food cake mix are so soft, chewy and flavorful that I just can’t find it in my heart to change such a good thing.  If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.  Maybe someday when my “To Bake” list is not so many miles long I will go on a quest to eliminate this one mix that I use.  But the other thing is, sometimes you need to bake something quick.  And there is no batter quicker than this one.  And the cream cheese frosting is so tangy and not too sweet so it is the perfect match for these sweet, chocolatey cookies.  Finally, you have creative freedom to color the frosting to your heart’s content so they are perfect for holiday baking and gift giving!

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 “Black” and orange=perfect for Halloween! 

This recipe linked to Tidy Mom I’m Lovin’ It Fridays

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3 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    I’ve made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with a spice cake mix that are really good too. I’m sure these are great, especially with the cream cheese middle.


    • Mercedes
      Oct 01, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

      Oooh, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sound great too! Thanks for reading!


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