Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

 I was once told that these were as good as the Little Debbie version! And they are the #1 Christmas cookie in our house! They do take a little time to make, but they're not hard at all, and the result is totally worth it!!
I hope you give them a try....even if it's not Christmas!!

1&1/2 cups shortening
2&2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2&1/4 cups flour
1&1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1&1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 cups quick oats

3/4 cup shortening
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 (7 oz.) container Marshmallow cream
1 to 3 Tablespoons milk

In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Add to shortening mixture and mix until well combined. Add the oats and mix well. Drop onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.
In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, and marshmallow cream. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until spreadable consistency is reached. Once cookies have cooled completely, spread half of the cookies with 1 tablespoon of icing per cookie. Top with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated.

-This makes a LOT of cookies
-They freeze extremely well

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