4 dozenPrep Time
1 (18.25 ounce) package: devil's food cake mix
2 tablespoons: water
2 tablespoons: vegetable oil
1/2 cup: unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup: shortening
5 cups: confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon: vanilla extract
1 (.25 ounce) package: unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup: cold water
1/2 cup: powdered chocolate drink mix
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.
Calories: 295 kcal
Carbohydrates: 42.5 g
Cholesterol: 22 mg
Fat: 13.4 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 2.9 g
Sodium: 169 mg