Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are soft, chewy, and incredibly delicious. Simple chocolate cake mix cookies are baked then filled with creamy vanilla frosting.

four chocolate sandwich cookies stacked on a wood board

These chocolate sandwich cookies with vanilla frosting as a filling will become a favorite family treat. A little bit like cake, a little bit like cookie, these cake mix cookie sandwiches make scrumptious desserts that are also super easy to make.

You’ll need one box of chocolate cake mix, three eggs, some vegetable oil, and vanilla. With this easy sandwich cookie recipe, you don’t even need to make the frosting – store-bought frosting makes cookie making so easy.

Sandwich cookies are a bit fancier than your average cookie but not fancier to make. Making cookies with cake mix cuts your preparation time; these cookies come together quickly. In no time at all, you can be enjoying these!

Cake mix cookie sandwiches are a neater alternative to cupcakes. Now, I love cupcakes, but they are a bit messier. These sandwich cookies give the taste of a cupcake without ending up in a crumbly mess.

These sandwich cookies are made with cake mix, which is the easiest way to make cookies ever. Every time I make cookies with cake mix, I wonder why I don’t do this more often – they’re so tasty. These are big, chewy, fudgy cookies. Super easy, and everyone loves them. 

Variations – make seasonal versions of chocolate sandwich cookies

One thing I love about sandwich cookies is their versatility. This sandwich cookie recipe works with any flavor of cake mix, and it’s easy to vary the filling. For instance, go for a butterscotch or buttercream filling, peanut butter frosting, or use strawberry cake mix and lemon frosting. These cookies are also fun for any holiday or celebration because you can color the filling to suit any occasion:

  • Think green for St. Patrick’s Day. 
  • Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Week – take your cookies to a fundraiser.
  • Roll the sides in sprinkles of red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July. 
  • These would be so cute for a kid’s birthday party, a baby or wedding shower, or anything worth celebrating with your fellow cookie (and sprinkle) lovers!

You’ll absolutely adore these sandwich cookies and keep returning to them for life’s special occasions… or just when you like treating yourself as special!


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Canned vanilla frosting

How to Make Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  1. Place cake mix, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
    adding cake mix, eggs, oil, and vanilla into a mixing bowl
  2. Use a hand mixer to beat for 1 minute until combined.
    chocolate cake mix cookie batter in a bowl
  3. Pour the batter into a gallon-size zip-top plastic bag and seal shut.
  4. Cut a corner of the bag to about ½-inch opening.
    chocolate cookie batter in a piping bag
  5. Pipe batter onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in 2 to 2½-inch circles keeping them 2 inches apart.
    chocolate cookie batter piped into rounds on a baking sheet
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  7. Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
    chocolate cookies on a cooling rack
  9. Spread frosting onto one cookie.
    vanilla frosting on a chocolate cookie
  10. Gently press another cookie on top.
    closeup of a chocolate sandwich cookie
  11. Repeat until all cookies are filled. 
  12. Store cookies with wax paper between layers and loosely covered.
chocolate sandwich cookies on a wood board

Recipe Variations

Make these chocolate sandwich cookies with different fillings instead of vanilla:

  • Chocolate Frosting for double chocolate sandwich cookies.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting for chocolate cream cheese sandwich cookies.
  • Mint Frosting for chocolate mint sandwich cookies. Just stir some peppermint flavoring into the vanilla frosting. Perfect for Christmas!
  • Peanut Butter Frosting for chocolate peanut butter sandwich cookies.
  • Strawberry Frosting for chocolate strawberry sandwich cookies. Great for Valentine’s Day!
a pile of chocolate sandwich cookies on a plate

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a stack of four chocolate sandwich cookies with a bite taken out of one

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are soft, chewy, and totally irresistible! Get the easy recipe and find out to make the best chocolate sandwich cookies with cake mix and vanilla frosting. Rich and creamy vanilla filled chocolate cookies are sure to be a hit with family and friends.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 304kcal



  • 1 box chocolate cake mix 15.5 ounces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 16 ounces canned frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to beat for 1 minute. Mixture will be thick and your mixer may struggle, but it should come together fine. 
  • Pour batter into a gallon size resealable plastic bag and seal shut. Cut a corner of the bag to about 1/2" opening.
  • Pipe batter onto baking sheet in 2 to 2-1/2" circles, keeping them 2" apart. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool on pan for 2 minutes before removing the pan and cooling completely on a cooling rack. 
  • Once cookies are cool, pair the same size cookies together. Spread frosting onto one cookie and gently press another cookie on top. Repeat until all cookies are filled. 
  • Store cookies, with wax paper between layers, loosely covered. 


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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