YOU'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT !
(remember that famous line from Rob Schneider in JAWS ?
HUGE....these things are HUGE !
i was told by quite a few people these were the best thing they ever tasted. i must admit...they were pretty darn over-the-top....simple recipe. nothin' out of the ordinary. just a good ol' oatmeal cookie sandwiched together with maple frosting...a few had peanut butter frosting...oooooh, yum!
you can definitely win friends and influence people with one of these...
or maybe just put them in a COOKIE COMA
BIG COOKIE...BIG FLAVOR.....BIG BITE
OATMEAL PECAN MAPLE SANDWICH COOKIES
adapted from a good ol'Martha Stewart recipe
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks (i cup) butter...room temp
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp maple extract
3 cups rolled oats (i like to use Old Fashioned)
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4-1 cup toasted chopped pecans
HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter until light and fluffy. add eggs and extracts...mix well. then scrape the sides and mix to incorporate.
in a separate bowl combine oats, flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
add dry mixture to wet mixture in 3 batches and mix just to combine. add your pecans (and or other goodies) and finish by stirring them in by hand. try not to over mix.
drop dough by large spoonful onto parchment lined baking sheet. bake until golden brown and just set, 12-14 minutes. remove from oven and let cool on pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
let cool completely before frosting for sandwich cookies
FROSTING FOR SANDWICH COOKIES
also from Martha Stewart, BUT i needed to add a little milk.
makes 1 cup
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp MAPLE extract (careful...some are very strong)
2 Tbsp milk...i added 1 at a time 'til smooth and spreadable
for PEANUT BUTTER frosting...(omit extract)...beat in 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter