I don't always bake from scratch, in fact I really like using boxed cake mix (BCM)...I think it's a great tool, and people seem to have such a negativity to it even though it's just pre-measured ingredients. What I love about BCM is that it's dependable and the same every time. With that said, I never use BCM in it's original state, I always add other things to it then what the back of the box calls for. But don't think it's the only thing I use for cake, because I do often make cakes from scratch. The main brand of BCM that I use is Betty Crocker, I like it's flavor and texture best, I do not like the taste of Duncan Hines and I hate the texture of Pillsbury. The only time I will use Duncan Hines is if I'm making something for my brother in law because he's allergic to milk and DH is the only one that doesn't have pudding in the mix. With all that said let's get to the yummy cookies.
This is vanilla apple butter that I made, but you can use store bought if you don't have homemade.
Mix together the apple butter, water, oil and egg.
Add the bag of cake mix and beat for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
These are the scoops that I use for cookies, I used the small one for these.
Drop by even spoonfuls onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes at 350 degrees.
Pipe a thin layer of frosting on the bottom of a cookie.
Top with another cookie and lightly squish together.
Apple Spice Sandwich Cookies
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup apple butter
1/2 cup water
4 oz. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl combine the apple butter, egg, water and oil and mix together. Add the cake mix and beat for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
3. Drop the batter by spoonful onto the cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool.
4. For the frosting, combine the butter and cream cheese and beat together. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and beat until combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
5. Pipe a thin layer of frosting on the bottom of one of the cookies, and place a second cookie on top and gently squish together.
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