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

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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Yield: Makes 15 2inch sandwich cookies

Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS:

Oatmeal cookies

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/3 teaspoon cloves (optional)
  • 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
  • 3 tablespoon chocolate, melted and cooled to warm

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 (and cinnamon and cloves, if using) in a bowl and whisk until mixture becomes thick. 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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44 Responses to “Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 28, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    These look like classic sandwich cookie goodness, and you can never go wrong with classic!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 28, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    I’m the same way – it’s so hard to say no sometimes and then I’m stuck with so much crap!

    But these sandwich cookies – oh yeah, definitely hard to say no to these!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 28, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    These are like the grown-up, sophisticated, classy version of Oatmeal Cream Pies. And since I love the unclassy version, I know I’d be in heaven!! with yours!!! :) Pinned!

    And overcommitting and not enough time and running around like a nut – oh boy, don’t get me started. I am the same way.

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — July 29, 2013 @ 1:36 am

    I’m exactly the same! Really wear myself out because I cant utter that one syllable. But, these cookie would probably be enough to wake me up from the comatose! :)

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — July 29, 2013 @ 1:49 am

    No is the one words i think most people Struggle with. I can relate, being at University; When ever I am in group work I end up doing most of it because I can not say no. Oh Well…
    Oatmeal cookies are actually my favourite kind =. Un fussy and simple but yet delivers maximum pleasure. Wonderful

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 29, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    These sound awesome! A good sandwich cookie is heaven to me!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 29, 2013 @ 4:57 am

    I absolutely want a dozen!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — July 29, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    Boy, do these look good!! :)

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    Tieghan — July 29, 2013 @ 5:34 am

    I feel you! I have no time and WAY to many commitments.

    These cookies are incredible and gorgeous and I want them to give me more energy! Hey, they have oatmeal so I am thinking they will do the trick!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — July 29, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    Oh wow, I love oatmeal cookies and these look SO good! Don’t we hope we have extra 24 hrs just for ourselves everyday… even just 5 hrs is good! :D

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    marla — July 29, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    Stunning cookies! I feel fall :)

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — July 29, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    The only thing better than a cookie is 2 in a sandwich! :) They look amazing!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 29, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    These cookies are so gourmet! I would most definitely eat the frosting with a spoon. Pinned!

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    Jee | Oh, How Civilized — July 29, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    Oh my, these look amazing! Love the miniature size.

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    Kristen — July 29, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    Food should always win, definitely!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 29, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    These cookies have me salivating at the mouth.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 29, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    Loving these. :) Want them for breakfast lunch and dinner. Oatmeal creme pies are my favorite and these look even better!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 29, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    oh wow! these are the perfect sandwich cookies to help me get through Monday!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — July 29, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    These oatmeal sandwich cookies will surely cure what ails you…even working to the point of exhaustion. Thanks for sharing and hope you get some good rest soon, Naomi! xo

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    Heather Christo — July 29, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    these are completely beautiful Naomi. As for your commitments. Just cancel :)

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    Gaby — July 29, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    these are almost too pretty to eat! Almost :)

    I’d eat a dozen!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 29, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    LOVE oatmeal cookies – buttercream could only make them better!!

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    Ash- foodfashionparty — July 29, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Classic sandwiches and your pictures are stunning!!
    If only I could a box delivered.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 29, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I need these in my life!! LOVE oatmeal cookies..they are so comforting :)

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    THOM — July 29, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    OK, so I just found this blog and the first thing I see are these cookies. Hi, my name is Thom and I’m an oatmeal cookie junkie (“Hi Thom”). I frantically searched the pantry and fridge for the ingredients and as luck would have it, I had everything I needed (some other previously planned items will just have to wait). A-MA-ZING. After my wife tried one, she reminded me that this is just another reason why she can’t fit into her wedding dress anymore!

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — July 29, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    These are looks so delicious!!! Beautiful photographs as always!

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    meg — July 29, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies! And the filling makes them even better!!

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    kellypea — July 29, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Nice cookies. I think the NYTimes had an article recently about being busy. It was a good read. If it doesn’t have anything to do with following you heart, then…

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    Tahnycooks — July 29, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    I’m so glad you pick food over laundry! These cookies look fabulous!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — July 30, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    These look absolutely incredible! Can’t wait to try them!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — July 30, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    I’m the same way!!! if I have a choice between chores and baking… BAKING!!!

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    Nicole — July 30, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    These look great. I made them before but they were from a different recipe and that one was good. But your cookies are dark the way I like them from the original oatmeal cream pies. Will try.

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — July 30, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    I’ll take one dozen! Which I will promptly inhale. I really need to stop reading your blog when I’m starving, Naomi! My sweet tooth is strong enough as it is!

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    Susie — July 30, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I’m drooling just looking at the pictures. Can’t wait to make them.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — July 30, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    too good as always

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — July 31, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Yum! Now that is frosting perfection :) I love the addition of chocolate chips in the cookies!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — August 1, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    These cookies look so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. I hope you get a weekend to relax and do absolutely nothing very soon.

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    Kristen — August 7, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Hi Naomi,
    These look fabulous, and in fact I’m working on a batch right now. Just thought you should know that you don’t have vanilla included in your list of cookie ingredients or chocolate on your list of buttercream ingredients. I’m improvising myself, but thought maybe it could be helpful to others.
    Thanks for the beautiful recipe — these should brighten an otherwise gray Wednesday!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — August 14, 2013 @ 4:58 am

    These cookies are seriously just stunning! I am seriously in awe right now.

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    Anne — August 14, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    1/4 pound or 1/4 cup of butter?

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    Amy — August 18, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    This is a great cookie (I seem to be the only commenter who has actually made them), but the recipe needs a few changes. It says 1/4 butter – is this a cup or a pound? I just put about 1/2 a cup butter and it seemed okay.

    Also it lists spices in the ingredients but doesn’t specify when to add them.

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    Kathy — August 31, 2013 @ 2:00 am

    I made these today with 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 cup butter. I chilled the dough, and the cookies didn’t spread out nicely like yours. Maybe I should have added more butter? Or not chill the dough next time? The dough seemed wet enough when mixing. I’ll have to try this recipe again without chilling. I just love the way they look in your picture, like a moist chewy cookie.

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    megbrothers — September 5, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    made these this afternoon. i went with 1/4 cup of butter although it is not clear in the recipe. the dough was very sticky but baked up pretty well. they are very crunchy (and look nothing at all like the photo) so i’m trying to soften them up a bit before i do the filling. think i’ll check back in a few weeks in hopes that the recipe is updated with the missing bits and that maybe someone comments with the magic touch for getting them to turn out looking like the photos.

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    Kathy — March 31, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

    I loved the idea of these cookies. I made the recipe twice and not sure if I went wrong somewhere. The cookies came out thick and dry, I even flattened them slightly and only cooked until edges were golden. The creme really tasted buttery so I added more sugar for a sweeter taste and to thicken. The overall taste was desirable. The biggest complaint from my 5 year old twins was that all the creme squished out. Of course, they didn’t mind when I told them to lick it off the edges. Thank you for sharing and we will keep trying this out as I know humidity, oven variations, and human error all play a part.

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