- 2-1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, milk and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until chips are melted. Remove from the heat; beat in vanilla. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwiches in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p99
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