- Mix together the cake mix, eggs, water, cooking oil and cocoa until you can shape it all into a large ball. Let stand 20 minutes.
- Shape into 1/2 inch balls, placed 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with bottom of glass greased once but dipped into instant chocolate drink powder.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 minutes. Remove cookies at once and quickly flatten each with back of spatula. Let cool 20 minutes.
- To make filling: Soften 1 envelope unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water; set in heatproof cup in pan, simmering until clear. Cream together shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add cooled gelatin. Beat 10 minutes. Use 1 tablespoon to fill each cookie. Press cookies gently together to spread the filling.
Per Serving: 295 calories; 13.4 42.5 2.9 20 169 Full nutrition
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I thought they were delicious! My students made these in class and did an excellent job. You should not use an electric mixer to make the dough. Use a bowl and a wooden spoon- mix by hand.
they tasted pretty good, but they were a pain in the butt to make. the cookie dough was so thick, it broke the mixer. i probably won't make them again.
I put the dough on plastic wrap and rolled into a log. After refrigerating for two hours, they cut into circles easily. Didn't love the filling but will try it again with some changes.