Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie edition – 2012
These Double Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwiches are absolutely scrumptious! Lots of delicious oatmeal, chocolate chips, walnuts, and a luscious chocolate frosting sandwiched between two of these amazing cookies. Oatmeal Cookies are wonderful anytime but with the addition of chocolate chips and chocolate frosting–oh, my! These cookies are simply incredible.
I was looking for a way to use up some extra chocolate icing I had saved from making Chocolate Drop Cookies posted a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t want to put it on another chocolate cookie. I found a recipe from an old friend, Mimi Pownall for Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I used that basic recipe, substituted chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips and then added the icing and, voila! A magnificent cookie — one that you will enjoy down to the last crumb.
If you’re looking for chocolatey goodness in every bite consider giving these tasty treats a go. Neither you, nor your family, will be disappointed. I thought they were amazing and had to get them out of my house fast so I wouldn’t eat all of them!
Okay, don’t these just make you drool?
Lots of delicious chocolate icing in every bite. Oh, my!
You can see the chocolate frosting oozing out of the sandwiches. Yes, they taste fabulous.
I think I’m ready to sample one right now! What about you?
These are a great treat to take along to holiday parties or get-togethers. Everyone will go home feeling pretty happy after eating one of these!
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter. I was making multiple batches so the amounts shown are more than for a single batch.
Add Crisco shortening. Don’t use cheap substitutes
Add brown sugar.
Add salt and baking soda.
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer until well blended.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens any kind of baked goods.
Add walnuts. I was a little under the amount I needed because this was all I had left. They still turned out well.
Add chocolate chips.
Stir all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. (Using an electric mixer to stir flour into baked goods causes a tougher result).
Bake at 350 about 12 minutes or until done.
To make icing: melt butter.
Add vanilla and cocoa.
Add powdered sugar.
Mix with an electric mixer until well mixed and there are no more lumps from the powdered sugar in the icing.
I had stored this and when I was ready to reuse it the mixture had hardened slightly. So I added about a quarter cup of milk and mixed with an electric mixer to get it to spreading consistency again.
Spread icing on bottom of one oatmeal cookie.
Top icing with another cookie. Don’t these look yummy!
Here’s a plate of these delicious goodies for Santa.
Here’s a plate for my grandchildren!
Here’s a stack for friends and family.
This is John’s pile.
These wonderful sandwich cookies are great for parties or potlucks anytime of the year. Your kids will love these delicious cookies.
Here’s the recipe.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL SANDWICHES
(Recipe inspired from Mimi Pownall’s Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies)
1 ½ cups brown sugar
¼ cup shortening
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (Bleached flour toughens baked goods)
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tbsp. milk
1 ½ cup oats
½ tsp. baking soda
12-oz. pkg. chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375°. Mix brown sugar, butter, shortening, milk, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and egg until well blended. Stir in flour, walnuts, oatmeal, and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Don’t use an electric mixer or that will toughen cookies. Roll into balls and place about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. (I just sprayed them well with cooking spray). Bake until light brown, 10-12 minutes for soft cookies, 12-14 minutes for crisp cookies. Once cool, spread icing generously on the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie. About 2 dozen sandwich cookies.
(Recipe from my mom’s Chocolate Drop Cookies)
5 tbsp. melted butter
3 tbsp. cream
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 squares unsweetened chocolate or 1/3 cup cocoa
Mix together and spread on the bottoms of cooled cookies. Top with other cookies to make sandwiches.
NOTE: Mom always used cocoa rather than chocolate squares.
Ready for one of these chocolate delights?
Your coworkers are sure to love these amazing sandwich cookies.
Okay, I feel generous. Go ahead and taste a few!
Lots of rich chocolate icing in every bite. Yummy.
If you like oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chips, and chocolate icing you will love these cookies!
You may also like these oatmeal cookie recipes:
- Easy, Yummy and Fun! 10 Kid-Friendly Cookie Recipes – Recipes From The Kitchn (thekitchn.com)
- In the Kitchen: Peppermint-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies by Giada De Laurentiis (abullseyeview.com)
- C is for Cookie! (planetmarsz.wordpress.com)
- Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Hoagies – Moderately Enjoy Sweets with the Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)