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.
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!
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
Reduce speed to low and gradually add in Half & Half and then vanilla
Gradually add sugar until completely combined
When frosting is done, gently spread on bottom half of cookie and cover with another cookie to make sandwich
Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: Makes 120 mini cookies or 60 cookie sandwiches
- 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
- Whisk together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda; set aside
- Beat butter and sugars in an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy
- Mix in eggs and vanilla
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture
- Once combined, stir in the oatmeal; then stir in chips and toffee bits
- Chill dough in refrigerator for 2 hours (or up to 24 hours)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Place dough balls of about Â½ tablespoon 1 inch apart from one another on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake 9-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown
Peanut Butter Frosting
Yield: Makes ~3 cups of frosting
- 1 cup smooth salted peanut butter (I used natural)
- Â¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 10 tablespoons Half & Half (can substitute cream) (plus more as needed)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 Â½ cups confectionersâ€™ sugar (plus more as needed)
- Beat butter and peanut butter on high until creamy
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add in Half & Half
- Mix in vanilla
- 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
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
Are you sick of my cookie baking? What would you like to see more of on the blog?
Your ability to churn out amazing desserts is amazing. Seriously, where do they all go?
I have some very happy friends, family and co-workers:-)
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!
these look DELICIOUS! love the toffee flavor
Oh wow these cookies look and sound amazing! So many amazing flavors!
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!
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
WOAH. Hold up. Peanut butter frosting sandwiched between two cookies?! Now you’re talking. Awesome idea.
The cookies look great! I love the filling.
The filling definitely brings this to an entire new level :) Peanut butter has to be one of the best frosting flavors yet!
Lauren, I’ve never had toffee in cookies! This looks sooo fabulous, though! Soooo good!
YUM! These look so good. I love toffee.
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.
Is there anything better in life than pb frosting? Ahh, these look amazing! Have a great weekend friend!
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
I will never (REPEAT: NEVER) get sick of your cookie baking. It is a joyful part of my morning :) These look unbearably delightful!
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?
I may come up with one this weekend:-) I made a flourless chocolate cake but the pictures aren’t blog-worthy:-(
Cookie Sandwich? PB? You stole my heart!
wow, they look awesome!! :)
wow, an amazing combination of some of my favorite flavors.
Oh wow, these look tasty! I love toffee and pb so these would be dangerous to have in my house:)
Keep the cookies coming! xoxo
The title alone demands that I nom them! Wonderful cookies.
These cookies look amazing! I love how they have a little bit of everything in them! YUM!
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 :)
I’m in love…these look amazing!
wow chocolate, oatmeal, toffee and pb..killer!!
Peanut butter frosting!!!! Delicious! I will be trying this out asap! Thanks for sharing! :)
WOW! This is seriously a combination of every delicious thing – perfection!
What’s not to love about these cookies? Every ingredient is a winner. That frosting is a yummy finishing touch!
soft and delicious looking cookies
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
Let me know if you try them! I love any excuse to bake with peanut butter.
Ummm hello gorgeous! That peanut butter frosting…how did you not eat it all out of the bowl?!?!?
These cookies look beyond awesome – especially when made into those cookie sandwich-whoopie pies :)
I love that you added peanut butter frosting. Stepped it up a notch!
Amazing! You truly have talent!
These look sinful! Yum, yum and yum!
Yum!!! Peanut butter and chocolate…again, never get old. I love the toffee addition too! Mmm!
Yum. Love the peanut butter frosting.
These look awesome! I love cookies all the time, just so satisfying!