There are three reasons that I’m posting two recipes in a row from Austin: 1) Jake took my camera to work a week ago and has yet to return it… so my pictures are being held hostage.  2) I happen to love anything funfetti.  Check the cake balls.  3) Based on past experiences, Austin’s recipes are deeelicious and there is no need to keep them from the world for one extra minute!

Read it and drool:

“I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, which is the only reason I’m still able to fit through doorways without turning myself sideways. Basically, if I loved cookies they way I love chili cheese fries, I would have to be buried in a piano crate. My husband, on the other hand, loves sweets of all kinds. It’s not unheard of for him to eat ice cream WITH snack cakes crumbled on top for dinner. Youuu heard me: cookie dough ice cream topped with crumbled swiss cake rolls. Feel free to judge him, god knows I do.

 

So yeah, sometimes I see recipes that look right up his alley, and I make them for him because I’m a good wife and because sometimes it feels good to make something so sugary and sinful and say, oh no thanks, none for me. It’s a rare occurrence in my life, and it’s fun to pretend that I’m dainty and have some control over my eating. Shut up Lindsay, I can hear you laughing 5 states away.

 

When I saw these funfetti sandwich cookies on Cakespy, I was like JACKPOT because not only are they ridiculously sugary and adorable, but they’re also pink. One little known fact about Travis is that he loves pink foods. I nearly broke up with him years ago when he confessed his favorite donut was pink frosted with sprinkles. I mean, I needed to be dating a real man, and real men like double chocolate frosted or boston crème donuts and everyone knows this. He claims he only used the pink frosted line to get in my pants, which totally ended up working, so joke’s on me.

 

So I made these, and tasted one just to verify that they were too sweet for me and then I must have blacked out because when I came to, half of them were gone and I had crumbs in my bra. What I’m trying to say is: these are seriously delicious, and if you make them more than once a fiscal quarter, you’re probably going to get diabetes in a serious way.

 

Also, you could make the frosting any color you wanted, I just go with pink because it makes Travis giggle like a 5 year old girl.

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies (Originally from Cakespy):
For the cookies:

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 package funfetti cake mix

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Cream the butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg and vanilla.
3. Add cake mix in two parts, mixing well (the batter will be pretty thick, if you need to you can add a dollop of heavy cream and mix that in)
4. Using a small cookie scoop (or a spoon), drop balls of cookie dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between the cookies.
5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool cookies for at least 15 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack; the cookies are very delicate when they first come out of the oven and they will break if you try to transfer them too soon.
6. Once completely cool, add a generous dollop of frosting to the bottom of half the cookies, and then sandwich the rest of the cookies on top.

For the filling:

The recipe originally called for a different frosting recipe, but I have much better luck following the frosting recipe on the side of the Domino confectioners sugar box.

 1 package Domino powdered sugar
½ cup butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Food coloring drops

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until it’s creamy. Add more milk if it’s not a spreadable consistency.

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