1 pkg Devils Food Cake Mix
¾ Cup Vegetable Shortening
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Espresso Powder
8 oz pkg Cream Cheese – room temp
½ cup Butter – room temp
2 tsp vanilla
2 cup Powdered Sugar
In a mixing bowl add the cake mix, eggs, shortening, salt and espresso powder and mix about 2 minutes until everything is combined. It will look like a fudge consistency.
Take a cookie scooper or 2 teaspoons and make the cookie balls. Place them on a cookie sheet lined w/ parchment paper. I used a cookie scooper and they ended up being too big so maybe cut it in ½. Flatten out cookies.
Place cookies in a 350 degree oven for 7-10 minutes. (Mine took 9 minutes). Place on a cooling rack for at least ½ hour.
In a bowl combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and 2 cups of powdered sugar. Mix to combine.
Spoon frosting onto the cookie and place the other cookie on top. Enjoy.
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