I’ve never been a huge fan of traditional sandwich cookies. I know that probably makes me a weirdo in your book, but two dry cookies sandwiched with a dreamy filling doesn’t make an ideal cookie to me. I’ll eat the filling, leave the dry cookies, thank you.
But wait! An oatmeal cream pie? Now there’s a different story! There you have two soft, hearty oatmeal cookies AND the dreamy filling. Um, yes please, I’ll take the whole thing…and an extra for the road.
That’s how I came to my Cookie Butter Oatmeal Sandwich cookies. I took the amazing cookie butter that I love (dreamy filling) and sandwiched it between to chewy but substantial oatmeal cookies. This just got serious. The perfect combo.
If you haven’t tried cookie butter… get in your car and drive to the store NOW! If you’re at Trader Joe’s grab a jar of their Cookie Butter; if you’re at Target, Walmart, Kroger or wherever you happen to shop, grab a jar of creamy Biscoff spread or Speculoos spread! Now, drive home and get ready to bake (oh, go ahead and eat a spoonful to start…and resist eating the whole jar).
Cookie Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
(makes 7 cookie sandwiches)
1 cup old fashioned oats
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup raw sugar
1 egg + 1 egg white
6 Tbs. melted coconut oil
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp. ginger
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 – ¼ cup cookie butter (Speculoos or Biscoff spread)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and raw sugar. Stir to combine. Then, add the egg, egg white, and stir until it’s well combined. Then add all of the dry ingredients and spices. Stir until the dough comes together.
3. Drop the dough by the rounded tablespoon (or use a cookie scoop) onto your prepared baking sheets.
4. Bake for 12 minutes (10-15 min depending on your oven, checking so you don’t over-bake them). Let the cookies cool. Enjoy!
Melissa Karras is a nanny, avid healthy baking blogger, and a proud FitFluential Ambassador. You can connect with her on her blog, Treats With a Twist, , Twitter, and Pinterest.