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Oat Pecan Sandwich Cookies

Course cookies, Dessert, Snack
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Date Caramel

  • 1 cup dates deseeded
  • 2 tsp bourbon
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the butter until it is browned and cool. Place the oats and pecans on a sheet pan and toast for 8 minutes. Cool and place in a food processor and grind until fine.
  • Add the flour sugar and salt to the nuts and pulse until just mixed. Add the egg, butter, and maple syrup and mix. Line a sheet pan with parchment and press the dough into a 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch rectangle 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 40 squares 6x8. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Line another sheet pan with parchment. Remove the cookies from the freezer and place them on a sheet pan 1 inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, cool, and fill with date caramel.

Date caramel

  • Place the dates, bourbon, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the cream and blend until just combined. Set aside until ready to use.