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Yields: 48 servings
1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup bitter cocoa powder
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup Crisco
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound plus 1 cup confectioners sugar' sugar
Cookie Dough: Blend all ingredients together until the dough can be shaped into a smooth ball. Let it stand 20 minutes, loosely covered.
Form dough into marble-size balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Flatten each with smooth bottom of a drinking glass greased once and dipped into Nestles' Quick Powder (or use sweetened chocolate drink powder). Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Remove cookies at once from baking sheet, to paper toweling and immediately flatten each cookie with back of pancake turner. Let cool 20 minutes.
Fill with Cookie Filling mixture.
Cookie Filling: Soften gelatin in cold water. Place in heatproof cup in pan of hot water till gelatin is transparent.
Meanwhile beat Crisco until fluffy, adding vanilla extract and sugar a little at a time. Beat in gelatin mixture when it is completely cooled, but not yet "set" or firm.
When cooled, shape filling into 1-inch balls. Place between the two bottom sides of the cooled cookies, pressing gently until filling has spread to edge of cookies and rounded out like the originals.