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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. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk the next five ingredients; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. For filling, cream shortening, confectioners' sugar and marshmallow creme. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 201 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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the pink baker User ID: 4281712 253379
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Ive made many recipes from.TOH that my SS kids loved...this one no. The kids simply hate oatmeal lol. However, the adults gobbled them up esp Preacher. I would make again for a fellowship."

vballgirl User ID: 6304684 221231
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!"

goober213 User ID: 7378016 214970
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

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

Kristahammer User ID: 8128936 204117
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."

lisamaria User ID: 5442232 84301
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!"

MaMort User ID: 1173070 86848
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."

Franciska14 User ID: 7353355 34893
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!!"

Fairmont54 User ID: 7324498 91241
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"Very bland cookie would not make them again!"

nancymcf User ID: 5846378 29287
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

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

des432 User ID: 2109392 204116
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

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

luvs2bak User ID: 2888047 76853
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

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

thecreativebaker User ID: 7200207 29286
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!"

3808jnm User ID: 5175310 34892
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!"

grniis2 User ID: 5615142 30810
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."

JessannB User ID: 6188602 29847
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

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

pettymama User ID: 1026286 76852
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

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

cherstad User ID: 2390261 86847
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."

cfischer27 User ID: 3951945 45430
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!"

kayray38 User ID: 977961 86580
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"Delicious cookie, tastes like little Debbie brand."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 78188
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."

mrs_h User ID: 3544768 71530
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

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

Hemmen Girls User ID: 2983163 76851
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"Delicios!!! WE LOVE THESE"

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