Sunday, January 24, 2016

Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

More sweets. I know. What is it about New Year's Resolutions... they never really last, do they?

So I made an agreement with myself: if I make the sweet myself, it's way better than buying pre-packaged, processed nonsense, right? Right.

I remember my Dad used to love Little Debbie oatmeal cookie sandwiches. And since I thought my dad was just the coolest, I loved them too.



The little sandwiches were a road trip staple. We'd always hit a corner store for a "munchie stop" and load up on things to snack on during the trip. I tried to recreate them the best I could here, with a little bit of a crunch on top.


Honestly, crunchy cookies are a bit more my style. However, I got a good balance of crunchy crust, and gooey middle in the oatmeal cookie itself. The filling is marshmallow creme frosting, because it best resembles that sugary sweetness in the middle.

I honestly don't do much baking, guys. This is kind of a fluke. I made them because I had a memory in my mind and needed to recreate the flavor. I promise I'll be making more savory than sweet as the blog goes on...



Whether you're embarking on a road trip or just need a sweet little Resolution breaker... these cookies will serve you well.

Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice blend
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats


For the filling
1 stick butter, softened
1 jar marshmallow creme
2 cups confectioner's sugar

-In a stand or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, molasses, syrup, and vanilla.

-In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry to the wet, keeping the mixer on low.

-Chill the dough for two hours, or overnight.

-Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. On a parchment lined (or silpat-lined) cookie sheet, drop the dough by the rounded tablespoonful and flatten into a thick disk.

-Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just beginning to brown. Let rest on pan for five minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.


12 comments:

  1. That's exactly the deal I make with myself to justify sweets--I made it myself so it's healthier :P

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  2. I used to eat them by the box full, along with swiss rolls! I even had a certain way to eat them, edges first! Now I don't have to buy the junky chemical filled ones!

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  3. The Hubby would love these spicy little "resolution breakers". They'd be great for a ski trip munchie.

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  4. You should always make the sweet stuff on your own. It qualifies as "healthy" for you. :) My children and grandchildren still love those packaged oatmeal cookies. These sound way better and "healthier". :)

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  5. Yum! I love baking with oats, all the time they are in my kitchen. Your cookies look delicious!

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  6. I feel exactly - if a sweet treat is homemade, it is fair game :) what diet plans right?

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  7. These remind me of a cookie I use to love as a kid. This one will be so much better since it is homemade.

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  8. love a good oatmeal cookie, and making it into a cookie sandwich is double good.

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  9. Ooooh!!! These look amazing, pinned as I'll be making them this weekend!

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  10. Wow, these look wonderful! My mom used to send me with the Little Debbie ones as a snack for recess - yum!

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  11. These look delicious. Everyone in my house adores the Little Debbie ones ... though we only get them as a special treat now and again.

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  12. These look awesome! Totally does remind me of those Little Debbie cookies too! :)

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

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