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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: OATMEAL SANDWICH COOKIES!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

OATMEAL SANDWICH COOKIES!!

Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

We all know I have trouble saying no, and trust me, there is nothing heroic about doing for others, to the point of near-comatose exhaustion. No, friends that’s called stupidity. And since I’m talking about myself I can use such descriptors.



Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Creme Cookies from Bakers Royale



It happens every time—I get to the end of another lost weekend from over commitments and I realize there are ten or more other things I forgot to do. In that moment of panic I commit myself to never repeating such insanity. Yet, I’m booked for another four weekends straight with this very same exercise.
Know what that means? Time to shut-up and put out. Yes, that’s right I’m just going to crank through it. Never mind actually learning from my mistake and modifying my behavior.
Who has time for such arduous self-training?
I hardly have time to weigh the importance of laundry vs posting. Obviously (and pretty much always), food first—so here you have it: oatmeal and chocolate chip crème cookies. Enjoy!



Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Creme Cookies via Bakers Royale


OATMEAL SANDWICH COOKIES


YIELD: Makes 15 2inch sandwich cookies


INGREDIENTS:
Oatmeal cookies
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/3 teaspoon cloves (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Easy buttercream frosting
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (to ice cream consistency)
  • 2-4 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preparation:
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  1. Sift flour and baking powder. Add rolled oats and whisk to combine; set aside.
  2. Place oil, cooled butter, eggs, both sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add in rolled oats mixture and using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon stir to combine. Add in chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  3. Drop tablespoon size dough onto bake sheet. Press cookies slightly to flatten and bake at 375 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
To make easy buttercream frosting
  1. Place confectioner sugar and butter in a stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment and beat butter and sugar on low until combined. Increase speed and beat for another 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of whipping cream and beat until combined. Add remaining whipping cream if needed for spreading consistency or more confectioner for more stiffness.
  2. Add in 3 tablespoons of melted chocolate and gently stir until chocolate ribbons through buttercream.
Assembly
  1. Place frosting on bottom side of one cookie and place a second cookie bottom side down on frosting.

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