Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 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!
When I originally published this recipe in December 2012, my pictures were grainy, blurry, dark, and there was too much stuff in the background causing the pictures to look too busy. It made for really indistinguishable pictures which isn’t what you want on a food blog! I was new to the blogging world that year and was using a cheap iPhone 3 camera.
I recently remade this recipe for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza 2014 (December 2014), and retook the pictures so you can have a better idea of what these fabulous cookies really look like. They make great gifts during the holidays.
Okay, don’t Double Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwiches just make you drool?
There is 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. Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies 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.
I used these ingredients for the cookies.
Soften butter. Add Crisco shortening–don’t use cheap substitutes–an egg, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and vanilla.
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer until well blended.
Add oatmeal and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens any kind of baked goods. Add walnuts and 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).
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll mixture into balls and place on prepared baking sheets.
Bake at 350 about 12-15 minutes or until done.
I used these ingredients to make the icing. I didn’t have cream on hand so I substituted milk. It doesn’t work near as well as cream.
To make icing: melt butter. Add cream, vanilla, cocoa and powdered sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until well mixed and there are no more lumps from the powdered sugar in the icing.
Spread icing on bottom of one oatmeal cookie. Top icing with another cookie of similar shape and size. Don’t these look yummy!
Seriously??? These wonderful Double Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwiches are great for parties or potlucks anytime of the year. Your kids will love these delicious cookies.
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwiches are also great for tailgating parties, birthdays, or anytime you want to make sweet treats for your friends.
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 [url href=”http://www.crisco.com/” target=”_blank” title=”crisco shortening”]Crisco [/url]shortening
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal unbleached flour”]Gold Medal [/url]UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (Bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- ½ cup [url href=”http://www.fishernuts.com/” target=”_blank” title=”fisher nuts”]Fisher[/url] chopped walnuts
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup [url href=”http://www.landolakes.com/” target=”_blank” title=”land o’ lakes butter”]Land O’ Lakes[/url] unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 12-oz. pkg. [url href=”http://www.nestle.com/” target=”_blank” title=”nestle chocolate chips”]Nestle’s[/url] Toll House 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.
- 5 tbsp. [url href=”http://www.landolakes.com/” target=”_blank” title=”land o’ lakes unsalted butter”]Land O’ Lakes[/url] melted butter
- 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3 squares unsweetened chocolate or 1/3 cup [url href=”http://www.nestleusa.com/” target=”_blank” title=”nestle’s tollhouse cocoa”]Nestle’s[/url] Tollhouse cocoa
- Mix together and spread on the bottoms of cooled cookies.
- Top with other cookies to make sandwiches.
Ready for one of these chocolate delights? Sorry, this plate of Double Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwiches is for Santa.
If you like oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chips, and chocolate icing you will love these cookies!