Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie 2

I had Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting left-over from the Drunken Cupcakes and I couldn’t just let it go to waste. Instead of more cupcakes, I decided on cookies. (Most frosting are great as a cookie filling too.) These Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies are not sophisticated; they’re more the kind kids love to eat and smear all over themselves. They are very chocolaty and somewhat chewy and some said they were like brownies.

Chocolate Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
~makes about 20 cookies, 10 sandwich cookies

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick minute oats

Instructions-

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease 3 cookie sheets.

2. Melt unsweetened chocolate, chocolate chips, and butter in a double boiler, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Beat eggs, sugar, and instant espresso in an electric mixer on high speed until very thick and pale and mixture forms a ribbon when beaters are lifted, about 3 minutes.

4. Beat in chocolate mixture.

5. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold the flour mixture and oatmeal into batter until just combined.

6. Drop in heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake in the middle of the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until puffed and a little cracked on top. Do not over-bake! It may still look very soft.

7. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minutes, then carefully remove to wore rack to cool completely.

Baked Cookie

8. Fill with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. I like to pipe in the filling for more control. Make sure to get all the way to the edges.

Frosted Cookie 2

You can serve these on their own, but they are a little under-sweet because they are meant for a filling.

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