Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Yes, I’m still making cookies.  I just can’t help myself, though!  And believe me, you should be happy about this.

A few months ago I made some oatmeal cookies with toffee and chocolate that were delicious.  The cookie wasn’t exciting enough, though so I stepped them up.

This time I made Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Peanut Butter Frosting.  Chocolate. Toffee. Peanut Butter. Love it.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

These mini cookie sandwiches are perfect for a plate sampler.  If your name was Matt, I’d say these were 2-bite cookies.  For the rest of us, however, it is more like 3 or 4 bites.

The cookies are soft and chewy and the peanut butter frosting is sweet, salty, and thick.  It is the perfect consistency for holding the the sandwiches together.

Each component is easy to make, it is just a matter of taking the time for both recipes as well as making them into sandwiches.  Matt actually helped with that part so it didn’t take long at all.  Peanut butter recipes are the best ones for my husband to help with since I won’t have to worry about him eating most of the work!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

I recommend making your cookies the day before the frosting so that you can freeze them before icing them.  Otherwise, the soft cookies can be a little too fragile and might break during the sandwich making.  I didn’t include cookie-making photos, but for sizing the dough balls refer to this post

Beat butter and peanut butter on high until creamy

peanut butter and butter 1 peanut butter and butter 2

Reduce speed to low and gradually add in Half & Half and then vanilla

pour half and half

Gradually add sugar until completely combined

add sugar peanut butter frosting

When frosting is done, gently spread on bottom half of cookie and cover with another cookie to make sandwich

spread peanut butter

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Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: Makes 120 mini cookies or 60 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 3 cups quick or old-fashioned dry oatmeal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup toffee bits

Cooking Directions

  1. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda; set aside
  2. Beat butter and sugars in an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla
  4. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture
  5. Once combined, stir in the oatmeal; then stir in chips and toffee bits
  6. Chill dough in refrigerator for 2 hours (or up to 24 hours)
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  8. Place dough balls of about ½ tablespoon 1 inch apart from one another on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  9. Bake 9-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown

Peanut Butter Frosting

Yield: Makes ~3 cups of frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smooth salted peanut butter (I used natural)
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 10 tablespoons Half & Half (can substitute cream) (plus more as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar (plus more as needed)

Cooking Directions

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter on high until creamy
  2. Reduce speed to low and gradually add in Half & Half
  3. Mix in vanilla
  4. Gradually add sugar until completely combined

To make the sandwiches:

 

Spread a layer of frosting onto the bottom of a cookie

Top with a second cookie and lightly press down

Repeat until all of your cookie sandwiches are complete

Notes:

Cookie recipe adapted from here this recipe, originally adapted from Quaker

Frosting recipe adapted from Cooks.com

I recommend making your cookies the day before the frosting so that you can freeze them before icing; this will keep them from breaking while putting sandwiches together

If frosting is too thick, add half & half, 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency

If frosting is not thick enough, add confectioners’ sugar, ¼ cup at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency

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Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

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48 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting”

  1. Madison @ Espresso and Cream April 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Your ability to churn out amazing desserts is amazing. Seriously, where do they all go?

    • KeepItSweet April 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

      I have some very happy friends, family and co-workers:-)

  2. Vicki @ WITK April 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    These look so good! I’m a big fan of sandwich cookies, especially when it involves peanut butter! Keep the cookie recipes coming, it works if they are what you love to make!

  3. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean April 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    these look DELICIOUS! love the toffee flavor

  4. Happy When Not Hungry April 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Oh wow these cookies look and sound amazing! So many amazing flavors!

  5. Brittany April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I love your blog. These look so good! I’d like to try these after I make those blueberry & pretzels covered in chocolate you made!

    • KeepItSweet April 15, 2011 at 6:21 am #

      Thanks, Brittany!

  6. Dana Salvo April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    You had me at Chocolate, I fell in love w/toffee but then to add peanut butter frosting is just sinful….and I love it! Yummy

  7. Fresh and Foodie April 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    WOAH. Hold up. Peanut butter frosting sandwiched between two cookies?! Now you’re talking. Awesome idea.

  8. Joy April 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    The cookies look great! I love the filling.

  9. Baking Serendipity April 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    The filling definitely brings this to an entire new level :) Peanut butter has to be one of the best frosting flavors yet!

  10. Rylan April 15, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Lauren, I’ve never had toffee in cookies! This looks sooo fabulous, though! Soooo good!

  11. Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews April 15, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    YUM! These look so good. I love toffee.

  12. Audrey Ellen April 15, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    The toffee, oat, chocolate, peanut better combination sounds divine, and I love your twist on cookies by making them frosted in sandwiches. That seems like it would make each cookie more satisfying and of course frosting makes everything better.

  13. The Taster April 15, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Great pictures!

  14. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 15, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Is there anything better in life than pb frosting? Ahh, these look amazing! Have a great weekend friend!

  15. thehealthyapron April 15, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    There are reasons why I can’t come to your blog every day…the treats make me want one the rest of the day!haha

  16. Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com April 15, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I will never (REPEAT: NEVER) get sick of your cookie baking. It is a joyful part of my morning :) These look unbearably delightful!

  17. Florida Foodie April 15, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Cookies are one of the best desserts ever! Keep on baking them! I will think of recipe suggestions for you and let you know. Do you have any Passover friendly desserts planned?

    • KeepItSweet April 15, 2011 at 11:59 am #

      I may come up with one this weekend:-) I made a flourless chocolate cake but the pictures aren’t blog-worthy:-(

  18. Lauren@LYK April 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Cookie Sandwich? PB? You stole my heart!

  19. Edd Smith April 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    wow, they look awesome!! :)

  20. Jesse April 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    wow, an amazing combination of some of my favorite flavors.

  21. Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Oh wow, these look tasty! I love toffee and pb so these would be dangerous to have in my house:)

  22. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Keep the cookies coming! xoxo

  23. briarrose April 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    The title alone demands that I nom them! Wonderful cookies.

  24. The Teenage Taste April 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    These cookies look amazing! I love how they have a little bit of everything in them! YUM!

  25. Jessica April 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    these encompass everything I love so much that I think the Universe actually requires that I make them. Thank you for delivering this message to me :)

    • KeepItSweet April 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      Any time!

  26. Nutmeg Nanny April 16, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    I’m in love…these look amazing!

  27. sweetlife April 16, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    wow chocolate, oatmeal, toffee and pb..killer!!

    sweetlife

  28. Sonny April 16, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    Peanut butter frosting!!!! Delicious! I will be trying this out asap! Thanks for sharing! :)

  29. Simply Life April 16, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    WOW! This is seriously a combination of every delicious thing – perfection!

  30. Monica April 16, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    What’s not to love about these cookies? Every ingredient is a winner. That frosting is a yummy finishing touch!

  31. torviewtoronto April 16, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    soft and delicious looking cookies

  32. pawsitivelife April 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Perfect timing. I have a jar of smooth peanut butter that im trying to use up this weekend (three recepies so far this weekend) I will add this to the list

    • KeepItSweet April 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

      Let me know if you try them! I love any excuse to bake with peanut butter.

  33. Joanne April 17, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Ummm hello gorgeous! That peanut butter frosting…how did you not eat it all out of the bowl?!?!?

  34. marla April 17, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    These cookies look beyond awesome – especially when made into those cookie sandwich-whoopie pies :)

  35. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! April 17, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I love that you added peanut butter frosting. Stepped it up a notch!

  36. Franklin from DineDelish April 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Amazing! You truly have talent!

  37. Emily April 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    These look sinful! Yum, yum and yum!

  38. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots April 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Yum!!! Peanut butter and chocolate…again, never get old. I love the toffee addition too! Mmm!

  39. Nic@daydreamaboutfood April 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Yum. Love the peanut butter frosting.

  40. Alex April 26, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    These look awesome! I love cookies all the time, just so satisfying!

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