Making your own oreo-style cookies is pretty easy, it just requires a store bought cake mix and a few minutes of time, they're well worth it!
1 (18.25 oz) box Dark Fudge Cake Mix (Tried using homemade recipe, didn't taste like oreos)
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons shortening
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup shortening (no substitution)
3 tablespoons hot water
Preheat oven to 325F.
Combine cake mix and shortening, add water. Mix well into a very thick dough, then scoop into 3/4 inch balls (a melon baller works great!), place them on parchment paper. Use the bottom of a glass to press them flat. They should be spaced about 1/2 an inch apart to keep them from running together during baking.
Bake about 5 minutes. Cool
Make the filling by Combining the powdered sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and shortening in a mixing bowl or kitchenaid mixer. As it's mixing add hot water 1 Tbs at a time as needed. Fill the cooled cookies.
Makes 2 dozen cookies (4 dozen wafers)
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