Whenever Justin and I go to our favorite frozen yogurt shop (you know, the kind with a toppings bar), I am always faced with the tough choice of cake batter versus cheesecake. I love all things cake batter and usually that is my go to ice cream/frozen yogurt flavor. But their cheesecake flavor is so good too and I can never seem to choose one over the other. Since I am always afraid of regretting my decision, I usually just mix the two and call it a day.
That is exactly what I did with these cookie sandwiches. Traditional cake mix cookies filled with a cheesecake cool whip icing made for a decadent at home dessert with very little fuss.
I have really been keeping it pretty easy when it comes to Easter desserts because I feel like there have been so many holidays one right after another from Thanksgiving right on through. Especially with St. Patrick's Day and Easter being so close this year. I actually spent about three hours on St. Patrick's Day photographing bunnies, and chicks and Easter treats. You feel me fellow food bloggers? I cannot wait for two whole months without a major holiday.
If you are getting a little dessert lazy like me, then these cookies are perfect for you. They were like those famous cookie sandwiches you can get at the mall kiosk without actually having to get dressed and get in your car : )
My sister is obsessed with those mall cookies and she actually inspired me to turn the cookies into icing filled sandwiches. She is going to be mad at me for saying this but I am pretty sure she ate two (maybe three) of these babies in one day.
And honestly, I can't blame her. I forced myself into self control by only keeping one of these at my house while packing off the rest to my family and the fire station. Because they were that good. And because I have three more Easter recipes on my "to bake list". April 1st can't get here fast enough!
Easter Cake Mix Cookies with Cheesecake Filling
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup Easter M&M's
- 1 tub of Cool Whip
- 1 small package of cheesecake pudding mix (I used sugar free)
2.) Let cookies cool completely.
3.) While cookies are cooling, stir the cheesecake pudding mix into the tub of Cool Whip and mix completely.
4.) Spread a generous amount of the Cool Whip filling in between two cookies, sandwich together and enjoy!
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