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Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Maple Buttercream

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Is there anything better than a freshly baked cookie? Yes: two cookies, plus a generous dollop of frosting. Chef Michelle whips up a batch of buttery oatmeal cookies spiced with cinnamon and clove for the perfect balance of crisp and cakey. They're bound together with a swipe of maple-infused buttercream for the ultimate cookie sandwich.


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    By Chef Michelle

    By Chef Michelle

    Nutritional info

    • Calories 640
    • Protein 7g
    • Total Carb 63g
    • Total Fat 42g

    Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

    Ingredients & Equipment

    What we send

    • half-sticks unsalted butters
      half-sticks unsalted butters
    • cream cheese
      2 packets
      cream cheese
    • dark brown sugar
      1/2 cup
      dark brown sugar
    • granulated sugar
      2 tablespoons
      granulated sugar
    • vanilla extract
      1/2 teaspoon
      vanilla extract
    • flour
      1/2 cup
    • baking soda
      1/4 teaspoon
      baking soda
    • oats
      1 cup
    • jar maple syrup
      jar maple syrup
    • parchment paper
      parchment paper
    • ground cloves
      1/8 teaspoon
      ground cloves
    • ground cinnamon
      1/4 teaspoon
      ground cinnamon

    What You’ll Need

    • eggs
    • kosher salt
    • baking sheet

    Cooking Steps

    1. Prepare ingredients

      Prepare ingredients

      Preheat oven to 375°F. Set butter and cream cheese aside to soften at room temperature (or, if you have extra time, feel free to let them sit out longer for even easier whisking in Step 5). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for Step 4. Separate 1 egg and place yolk in a small bowl. Discard white or save for an omelet.

    2. Cream butter and sugar

      Cream butter and sugar

      Place half of butter in a large heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until softened, but not melted. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar and whisk vigorously until mixture is pale and fluffy. Whisk in vanilla extract and egg yolk to combine. Set aside.

    3. Finish oatmeal cookie dough

      Finish oatmeal cookie dough

      In a separate large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, oats, spice mix, and ½ teaspoon salt. Transfer flour mixture to bowl with butter-sugar mixture and stir to fully combine. Wipe bowl from flour clean and set aside for Step 5.

    4. Form and bake cookies

      Form and bake cookies

      Working 1 at a time, scoop heaping tablespoons of oatmeal cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet to yield 8 cookies, spacing apart as much as possible. Bake until cookies are puffed and light golden, 10-12 minutes. Use the downtime to get a head start on dishes, or enjoy the sweet smells filling your kitchen. Set aside to cool slightly before assembling, about 10 minutes (this will help prevent the frosting from melting).

    5. Make maple buttercream

      Make maple buttercream

      While cookies cool, in bowl from flour, combine cream cheese and remaining butter and whisk vigorously until very smooth. Whisk in half of maple syrup to fully combine (save remaining maple syrup for another recipe—we love it drizzled over oatmeal). Transfer bowl to refrigerator to chill until cookies have cooled.

    6. Assemble and plate cookie sandwiches

      Assemble and plate cookie sandwiches

      Once cookies have cooled completely, flip 4 cookies and spread over maple buttercream, dividing evenly. Top buttercream with remaining cookies, flat-side down, to form sandwiches. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days and let come to room temperature before serving. Enjoy!

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