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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:54 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 2-2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 large 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
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. For filling, in a small bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and 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 each: 200 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"My toddler usually only nibbles the edge of any given cookie and then says its yucky. I made these and he ate 5 in one night!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"These are the BEST. Every time I bake these they are a great success. I never have any left overs."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Every time I have made these they have always turned out crunchy on the outside and undercooked in the middle. I have tried adding more flour and it seemed to help a bit. I will look for a better oatmeal cookie recipe to pair with the cream filling."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Wow! These are sooo good. I did use quick oats instead of old fashioned because I had just bought a huge container of them and wanted to use them. The texture of the cookie was wonderful. The filling is sooo good. It gave me ideas to use it on cupcakes. They were a hit at work!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"Made this recipe this week for my hubby who is an oatmeal cookie fan. He absolutely loves them. Shared some with the neighbors and was told they are the best ever !!!!! Excellent recipe and it really looks like it is a lot more work that it is."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Absolutely amazing! The texture of the cookie is perfect. The filling adds just the right amount of sweetness. They are awesome!!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"Very bland cookie would not make them again!"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"These are as good, no better than the store bought version. These are super delicious!!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"I made these and everyone that tried them, loved them. Definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"These are always a hit everywhere I take them. Definitely worth the weight!!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"This is a very good recipe and nice to bring to a party when you want something special and out of the ordinary, but very portable to take to a picnic! As a TOH field editor, I try many new recipes and this is a keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"Just finished baking these cookies and they are just delicious! I don't think I'll ever buy another 'packaged' oatmeal creme cookie again!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I've made these several times to take to work and they are requested all the time. The chewyness of the cookie and cream go perfect together. Cookies are also great plain, the flavor is delicious. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"So yummy! My kids loved them with the cream inside but I enjoyed the cookies plain even more!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"These were wonderful. I didn't go overboard with the cream inside and they were just right."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"These were absolutely delicious, both as sandwich cookies and as individual oatmeal cookies! They're definitely reminiscent of the Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies, but I found these to be much better! Do keep a careful eye on them while baking. I left my first batch in the oven a tad too long and they turned out crispier than I intended."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"Best oatmeal cookies!! You can make them as is with filling , or skip filling and add raisins and any flavor nestle chips you prefer!"

Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"Delicious cookie, tastes like little Debbie brand."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"These were ok...mine were crispy so I must have over-baked them. They were good, although I might add some coconut, to the cookie, next time for a little more flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I couldn't have dairy, so I made the filling with vanilla rice milk, and it turned out just fine."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"Delicios!!! WE LOVE THESE"

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