Strawberry Oreo Valentine Cookies {recipe}

Well, now that we are all over our Superbowl junk food coma, let’s bring on some more Valentines treats!  I try to send treats with my husband to work every week at some point, and this is my weekly contribution to help make things a little more festive around the office.  They are super yummy and just as good as their chocolate counterparts 🙂  If you like these sandwich-type cookies, check out these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies I shared a few weeks ago for another yummy V-day treat!


Strawberry Oreo Valentine Cookies

1 package of strawberry cake mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup of shortening

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 stick of butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together strawberry cake mix, eggs and shortening until well combined. The dough will be pretty thick. Roll dough into balls, making sure they are all similar in size. Place dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooking rack.

Mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies and sandwich together.

*Makes 12-15 cookies after they are sandwiched together

Recipe Source:  Six Sisters Stuff