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After seeing this recipe first on Herding Cats and Burning Soup I knew I had to make it. I hadn’t tried my hand at sandwich cookies yet and Anna loved these and make it sound so good. So I gave it a try and these cookies are so delicious. The cookies are filled with oats, pecan nuts and cinnamon flavour and then combined with the peanut butter filling, these are cookies where you can easily ate multiple after each other and still want more.
This recipe is based on the Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies recipe of Herding Cats and Burning Soup.
- Butter – 114 gram/ 1/2 cup/ 1 stick
- Flour – 128 gram/ 1 cup
- Oats – 125 gram/ 1 1/4 cup
- Pecans – 100 gram/ 1 cup
- Brown Sugar – 180 gram/ 1 cup
- Egg – 1
- Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
- Baking Powder and/or baking soda – 1 teaspoon in total
- Cinnamon – 3 teaspoons
- Nutmeg – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Peanut Butter filling ingredients
- Butter – 42 gram/ 3 tablespoons
- Peanut Butter – 125 gram/ 1/2 cup
- Powdered Suagr – 125 gram/ 1 cup
- Water – 3-4 tablespoons
While the recipe calls for smooth peanut butter, I always make this with penaut butter with pieces of nuts and it still turns out great. You can subsitute the water for milk, but I prefer using water as then I don’t have to worry as much keeping it out of the fridge. And I don’t notice much difference in the taste. You cna half this recipe when you don’t want to cover all of the cookies. I usually half it and can still cover most cookies when I eat them with them seperate instead of as sandwhiches.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius/ 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Mix the sugar and butter in a bowl, you can heat the butter for a few seconds in the microwave if you’re using a mixer, but you can also kneed the dough with your hands. Mix the butter and sugar until well combined.
- Add an egg and the vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well.
- In another bowl combine the oats, flour, baking powder and/or baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Then start combining the dry ingredient piece by piece with the wet ingredients until combined.
- At last add the pecan nuts and stir for a bit.
- Role small balls from the dough and place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper. It doesn’t really matter how big you make the cookies as long as they are all approximately the same size.
- Bake the cookies for about 13 minutes and then get them out of the oven and let them cool down.
- In the meantime get started on the peanut butter filling. In a small bowl combine the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and the water. Then stir well.
- Once the cookies are cooled down, scoop some peanut butter filling on a cookie and cover it with another cookie. Continue until all cookies are sandwiches. Or you can just put the peanut butter toping on oen side and eat the cookies like that.
Add the sugar and butter to a bowl
After mixing the sugar and butter add an egg
After mixing the egg through the dough. Yours might look different if you use a mixer, I kneed the dough with my hands.
Combining the dry ingredients
After mixing the dry and the wet ingredients
And after adding the pecans.
Cookies before going in the oven, you can flaten them a bit so they get a bit flatter
Cookies after going in the oven
Cookies cooling down
Ingredients for the peanut butter filling
And here’s how the penaut butter frostign looks after mixing
Put the peanut buter frosting on a cookie
And put another cookie on top
Ready to eat!
- Oatmeal cookies. If you don’t want to make the filling, you can also eat these as normal oatmeal cookies as they taste great on their own as well.
- Vary with fillings. I mentioned before that this is my first try at sandwich cookies, so I have no idea for other fillings, but I am sure there are countless of other fillings that would taste great with these cookies as well.