Birthday Cake Cookies
And Cookie Awesomeness.
If you could have any super power in the world what would you choose? Me? I'd demand to have more than one super power (I'm like that.) Here are my top 3.
- Teleportation. I'd love to transport myself at whim to anywhere in the world and any period of time in the world. A dinner in Paris, snorkeling in Hawaii...
- Flying. Self explanatory. Who doesn't want to fly?
- Freeze Time.
Me: 'L, what do you want to do when you grow up?' (My thoughts...race car driver, pilot, fireman)
L: 'I want to chew gum'
L: 'Yep, and live here with you and Daddy.'
Me: 'Oh, can't you stay 3 a little longer....please'
To ease all of us into this birthday (okay maybe just me.) I made cookies. Cookies help anything. Better yet is a cookie crossed with cake. Yep. Sugar induced coma should commence in 3,2,1....
Happy Birthday L! I love you more than words can do justice. xoxo. Mom.
Birthday Cake CookiesIngredients:
1 pkg confetti cake mix**
1/2 cup oil
vanilla buttercream filling
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
splash of milk
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheet with silpat mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In large bowl, combine oil, eggs and cake mix, blend together using a wooden spoon.
Roll dough into quarter sized balls onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten a little.
Bake for 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes, before transferring to wire rack
Meanwhile to prepare filling. Cream butter. Add in vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar slowly. Add in a splash of milk, until you reach your desired consistency.
To assemble: Add approximately 1 tablespoon of filling in the bottom center of one cookie. Place another cookie similar in size on top of the filling. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue process until all cookies have been sandwiched.
**I used Duncan Hines Confetti Cups Mix
Yields: approximately 20 sandwiched cookies
Recipe inspired by homemade oreos from mommy's kitchen