Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grownup Oatmeal Cream Pies

Ok, since the word "baking" is in the title of my blog, I figured it was high time I actually included a baking recipe here. I made this recipe up today as a welcome home for hubby, who's been out of town for four days. These should remind you of the old lunchbox favorites, but with a little bit more sophistication from the dried fruit. Nuts would also go great in these.

Ingredients:

Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1.5 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 c flour
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cherries, 1/2 cup dried blueberries

Filling
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow fluff
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter

For filling, blend together all three ingredients with a hand mixer and mix until well blended and light and fluffy. Set aside.





For cookie batter, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, blend. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together. Add to wet ingredients, blend. Stir in oats and fruit.

Add ImageDrop dough onto cookie sheet in about 1/2 TBS portions. I used a very small cookie scoop which made cookies the perfect size. You really don't want these too large, or else your finished sandwich cookies will be way too big. Bake at 375 for about 8 min or until brown and done. Cool on a rack until completely cool.

Use a piping bag, ziplock bag (with corner cut off), or simply a knife to place a little filling on the underside of one cookie, and top with another cookie to make a sandwich.

Eat.

I'm thinking a strong cup of coffee would go wonderfully with these, becawsue they are very very sweet. Not that I'm complaining.

You could play with the add-ins on this one very easily. I think dried apricot and walnut would be lovely. Or perhaps orange zest, pecans, and cardamom in the cookie dough? The possibilities are endless.


3 comments:

LisaZ said...

Oh, yum. Marshmallow Fluff! I'll have to go get some...

Jen said...

I like that you included the intructions to "eat" because otherwise I would have rubbed them in my hair.

Jen said...

They taste almost good enough you might want to. ;)

I am never going to make these again because I've eaten so many I might as well have super-glued them to my rear.