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.


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

  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!

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

  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". :)

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker


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