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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

 Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
These fun treats put a sweet fluffy filling between two chewy oatmeal cookies. They're perfect for snacking and to carry in lunch boxes. At bake sales, they go right away. —Jan Woodall, Indianapolis, Indiana
54 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon,
  • baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Stir in oats.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and

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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • marshmallow creme. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  • Spread filling on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with
  • remaining cookies. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 200 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.