Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
Welcome to our Virtual Cookie Exchange with an awesome recipe for Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies. Homey comforting oatmeal cookies wrapped around sweet creamy white filling. It’s like being a kid again.
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This Virtual Cookie Exchange is part of Freaky Friday. I’ve done quite a few rounds of Freaky Friday. Last year’s virtual cookie exchange I shared a recipe for Peppermint Patties. I’ve also brought you recipes for Homemade Potato Chips and Onion Soup Mix, and several others that you’ll find at the bottom of the post.
Freaky Friday is an old-fashioned blog hop where I make another blogger’s recipe. That blogger makes a recipe from someone, and if you clicked through all the way around all of the bloggers, you would get back to my blog! Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post so that you can see all of the wonderful bloggers and their recipes.
The Devilish Dish Blog
This time around I got Candi’s blog, Devilish Dish. Besides having amazing looking and creative recipes, she cracks me up. Here’s a bit of how she describes her blog, “… wicked good recipes. No calorie counts, no political correctness … Just sinfully stimulating scoop, and food so good it tastes like Jesus made it.” Love her!
I first “met Candi on Facebook when she shared her Jalepeno Ice Cream back in 2013. Ok, the idea of Jalepeno Ice Cream totally excites me. I still haven’t made it yet, but I will some day, I swear!
And her Giraffe Cookies were a definite possibility for me to make for this cookie exchange. They’re so cute!
Some of her recipes make me remember my youth (I’m guessing that she and I are about the same age). Like this Orange Julius Fruit Dip. I fondly remember being a kid and going to the mall and getting an Orange Julius. And, she turned that into a dip – so creative!
But, ultimately her Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies won out for today’s recipe blog hop, partly because the husband saw them and asked me to make them! Partly because they sound so dang good!
Past Freaky Friday Recipes (click on the image to get to the recipe):
Notes on the Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie Recipe:
This recipe for Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies makes a ton of cookies, 50 sandwiches when I made them. So, make them for a big bake sale, or a big potluck, or a cookie exchange, or maybe your kid’s sports gathering. Of course, the recipe is easily cut in half if you want.
To scoop out the cookie dough, I used a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop like this one on Amazon (my affiliate link).
The icing calls for raw egg whites. I know that many people will have a problem with this. Risk of salmonella and all; everyone has been told the worst case scenario for so long. I can tell you, that I have been eating raw eggs all my life – hello cookie dough! – and I’ve never gotten sick from it. Make sure your eggs are clean, and follow safe food handling procedures.
In the U.S., our store-bought eggs are washed, so never leave them sitting on the counter, because all the protective covering of the egg has been washed off. If the idea of raw eggs is just something you can’t get over, there are a few alternatives you can use: egg white powder, meringue powder, egg beaters (or equivalent brand) all egg whites (which are pasteurized). I have not tried these substitutes, again, I have never seen the need.
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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies Recipe
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies Recipe
- 5 cups flour
- 2 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons fine grain salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 ½ cups light brown sugar
- 2 ½ cups unsalted butter
- 6 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 6 cups old-fashioned oats
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, cream together (beat until well mixed) butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats. Using a cookie scoop, or a spoon, drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto Silpat lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-11 minutes. Let cool completely before filling.
To make filling, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and shortening until creamy. Fold in beaten egg whites. Spread filling between two cookies to create a sandwich. Wrap each cookie individually in plastic wrap, and store cookie sandwiches in the fridge.