Christmas Wonderful: Funfetti Sandwich Cookies


Hi there Design Dazzlers! I’m Dorothy, from Crazy for Crust.

 I’m a wife, a mom, and a dessert blogger. I love all things pie…and brownies, and cake, and cookies too. Oh, and I like to talk. A lot. I bake up a storm and then I blog about it, with a slice of my life.
I’m so excited to be here today, to share a Christmas-y cookie concoction that your family and your kids are going to love. You will too. I promise.

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies with Marshmallow Filling featured on Design Dazzle

 It’s that time of year when there are SO MANY goodies to make for SO MANY reasons. Bake Sales, teacher gifts, neighbor gifts. You’ve got to have lots of goodies in your arsenal if you’re going to survive a holiday season with children, am I right?
Enter my daughters’ school book sale. They tout it as some awesome school event. Really, it’s a Barnes and Noble held inside the school library.
But whatever.
Families are asked to donate cookies. They figure more kids will come buy books if they are lured with sugar.
{Works for me!}
I’ve found at these things that totally outlandish desserts like I usually make (Cookies ‘n Cream Magic Bars, anyone?) don’t go over well with kids. They prefer things that sparkle and are doused with frosting.I was happy to oblige.

Nothing says Christmas like sprinkles! Sprinkle sandwich cookies featured on Design Dazzle

Sprinkles and me, we’re BFFs. Especially Christmas sprinkles. I loooooove seeing the red, green, and white mix. In fact, I spent $7 on a pack of 4 bottles of sprinkles so I could have the bottle of jimmies for these cookies. Totally worth it. Jimmies are my absolute fav.
These cookies are easy-peasy. They start with cake mix. Anything is better with cake mix!I added some butter emulsion (like a thick extract) to the batter, to pump up the Funfetti-ness of these cookies. If you don’t have butter extract, don’t worry. They are cake batter enough with just the cake mix.Then I made marshmallow cream frosting for the filling. Can you say sugar overload?

{Awesome sugar overload, I should clarify. Totally rad, people!}They were the first cookies to disappear at the book fair. I wasn’t surprised, though. Kids and adults are all addicted to sprinkles. They’re like a sugar magnet.

So, um, if you need a super easy and sparkly dessert, make these. I promise you won’t be sorry!
Funfetti Sandwich Cookies with Marshmallow Cream
(Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker)

For the cookies:
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon butter extract or butter emulsion (optional)
1/4 cup Christmas (or rainbow) jimmies

For the cream filling:
5 tablespoons butter, softened
Heaping 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon jimmies

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all cookie ingredients except sprinkles in a mixer bowl and mix on medium speed until combined. Stir in sprinkles.
Drop tablespoon sized drops of cookie dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until cookies have browned ever so slightly on the bottoms. Cool completely before filling.
To make filling: cream butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Beat in fluff until combined with the butter. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar until it has a crumbly, pea-sized texture. Add vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat until frosting forms. Stir in sprinkles.
Frost the bottom of half of the cookies, and top with a second cookie. Best served room temperature.

 Thanks for having me for the 100 Ideas of Christmas Wonderful! It was so fun to be here. Come catch up with me, crazy-style, at Crazy for Crust or on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.Happy Holidays!xo, Dorothy

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YUM! Thank you so much for sharing, Dorothy!
Christmas Wonderful runs until mid-December. Check back for more great ideas like this one.  🙂


 
Posted on November 16, 2012
 
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, diy tutorials & creative ideas, edibles, holiday awesomeness

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