Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies have a creamy, thick marshmallow filling sandwiched between 2 chewy , but soft oatmeal cookies. They are the perfect after school snack when paired with a glass of milk.
This recipe makes a huge batch, about 4 dozen to be exact. That might be enough to feed the whole neighborhood.
Or just me. 🙂
If you generously fill the sandwich cookies with filling, you may run a little short, but the cookies are quite good eaten plain.
The cookies are just a little soft and chewy and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. They are made with shortening instead of butter which really helps them hold their shape and gives them a wonderful soft texture.
I love to pile them high on a plate and watch them disappear.
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies will take you back to childhood with a thick and creamy marshmallow center sandwiched between 2 chewy, soft oatmeal cookies.
- 1 1/2 cups shortening
- 2 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 cups old-fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
Using an electric mixer, cream shortening and brown sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg and add to mixture. Beat just until combined.
Stir in oats.
Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Place in oven and bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. (You will have to bake multiple batches.)
Let cool on baking sheets 3 to 5 minutes and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
To make filling, use an electric mixer to beat shortening, sugar, and marshmallow creme until smooth.
Beat in enough milk to get desired consistency.
Spread filling on the bottom of half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies.
Recipe source: Taste of Home
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