Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are easy to make treats that are perfect for the Christmas season! Cake mix cookies are sandwiched together with a fluffy and sweet buttercream frosting. Decorate them with some festive sprinkles to really make them picture perfect!

stacked chocolate sandwich cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Biting into a Chocolate Sandwich Cookie is an unbeatable experience. Soft, cakey chocolate cookies are held together by a sweet and smooth buttercream frosting. Dress them up for the holidays with some festive green and red sprinkles to make them even cuter! If you’re making these at any other time of the year, you could obviously opt for any color sprinkles you’d like.

Cake mix cookies are always some of my favorites to make. They’re easy as can be and always turn out so light and fluffy! I love how soft they are while still being chewy enough to really munch on. I’m a big fan of dressing up box cake mix for all kinds of recipes, and this one is one of the BEST! You only need vegetable oil, eggs, and some chocolate chips to dress up your cake mix.

Bring these Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with you to your next cookie exchange, Christmas party, neighborhood potluck, or leave some out for Santa Claus. There’s NO bad way to serve these picturesque treats! Oh, and a warning… Decide in advance who gets to lick the frosting spoon. Otherwise, it’ll be an all out brawl. I recommend making these while the kids are at school so you get it all to yourself!

chocolate sandwich cookies with milk
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Ingredients

Ingredients for Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Here’s the short and sweet list of goodies you’ll need to make these cookies!

For the chocolate cookies:

  • CAKE MIX – 1 (15.25-ounce) box devil’s food cake mix
  • VEGETABLE OIL – 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • EGGS – 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS – 1 cup miniature chocolate chips

For the buttercream filling:

  • BUTTER – 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • VANILLA – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • SALT – Pinch of salt
  • POWDERED SUGAR – 2 cups powdered sugar
  • MILK – 3 tablespoons milk
  • SPRINKLES – Christmas sprinkles
mixing chocolate cookie dough

How to Make Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

The best part about making cake mix cookies is that they’re SO EASY! No need to chill the dough or spoon any flour into a cup with this quick and easy recipe.

PREPARE. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

MAKE THE DOUGH. Combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs. Fold in the chocolate chips. Don’t over-mix the dough!

bottom of glass to flatten out dough

PREPARE THE DOUGH FOR BAKING. Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto your prepared baking sheets. Place parchment paper over the scooped cookie dough balls and use the bottom of a glass to flatten the cookies.

BAKE. Bake at 350°F for about 6-8 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack. Let the cookies fully cool to room temperature before frosting.

Filling chocolate cookies with buttercream frosting

MAKE THE FROSTING. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Then, add the vanilla extract and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk and beat until totally smooth.

ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES. You can use a knife or piping bag with a 1A tip to fill the buttercream between two COMPLETELY COOLED cookies to form a sandwich.

adding sprinkles to cookies

DRESS THEM UP! This is the fun part! Roll your cookie sandwiches into a bowl of holiday sprinkles. If the sprinkles are not sticking to the buttercream, just tap them slightly to get them to stick to the filling.

chocolate sandwich cookies recipe
Yield: 2 Dozen

CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
chocolate sandwich cookies recipe

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE COOKIES:

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips

BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • sprinkles

Instructions

    MAKE COOKIES:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using a stand or hand mixer, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; mix well. Add chocolate chips. DO NOT OVERMIX
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. 
  4. Place parchment paper over cookie dough balls and use the bottom of a glass to flatten cookies.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes..they might look underdone but they will continue to bake on the baking sheet. Transfer to wire cooling racks. Let cookies cool. 

MAKE BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

  1. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream butter until fluffy; add vanilla and salt. 
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk; beat until smooth.

FILL COOKIES:

1. You can use a knife or piping bag with a 1 A tip to fill the buttercream between two COMPLETELY COOLED cookies to form a sandwich.

2. Roll cookie sandwiches into a bowl of holiday sprinkles. If the sprinkles are not sticking to the buttercream, just tap them slightly to get them to stick to the filling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

I really love Christmas cookies! Enjoy all of the best baked flavors of the season with more festive recipes like Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, and Frosted Gingerbread Cookies.