I’d been meaning to come up with a recipe for this classic cookie for a long time. The opportunity finally presented itself to me when the consumption of solid foods was quite difficult due to the removal of my wisdom teeth. A little voice (maybe it was the prescription drugs…) was telling me to make cookies ‘n’ cream frosting. However, there were no cookies in the house and I was in no state to drive anywhere to buy them. This was the perfect time to create my very own chocolate wafer-like cookies that would sandwich together encasing a sweet vanilla cream between them. And it happened.
Besides eating these cookies on their own, they are great for making cookies ‘n’ cream frosting, milkshakes, ice cream, cupcakes, and so much more. For the sake of not having to clean your beaters before you make the cream filling after you made the cookies, we’re going to make the cream filling first! Or if you’re using a fork to make it, do it in whatever order you want. The shortening is essential in the cream filling for a stiff, non-runny texture, so no substitutions! This is a great recipe to have on hand for those times when you need chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, but have too many drugs in your system to drive a car or walk to the store anywhere near cars. Remember that the oven is hot though!
This is my version of the classic cookie. It’s soft, flavorful, and decadent!