Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
(darker grade preferred)
Preheat the oven to 350 deg. F. Line cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper.
In a medium bowl combine flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer and a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs - one at a time and beat well after each one. Beat in maple syrup. Gradually add in the dry ingredients.
Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop, place the dough on cookie sheets, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake in preheated oven for 7-9 minutes-just until the edges start to brown. Cool completely on wire racks.
Maple Cream Cheese Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons maple syrup (darker grade is best)
3 cups powdered sugar
To make the filling, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the maple syrup and then add the powdered sugar a litte at a time until you have a good spreading consistency.
To assemble the cookies: Match up two cookies of similiar size---spread the filling on the bottom side of one cookie and then top it with the other cookie,
Makes about 2 dozen sandwich cookies.
Source: Our 2014 Maple Dessert contest winner, Sue Record of Bristol, VT.