I remember when I was a senior in college and one of my good friends who had just graduated came back to visit from "the outside world". I was having a conversation with him, telling him that I couldn't wait to graduate myself and be done with college. I distinctly remember his response: "Don't rush it. College is amazing. Once you get into the real world, time flies by so fast!" This conversation just came back to me recently, and it's definitely applicable to how I'm feeling right now. I can't believe it's time for the Secret Recipe Club again! It's feels like just last week that I was posting about Feta Avocado Dip. I need more time!
I also feel as if I haven't posted anything sweet in a while. What is going on over here on this blog?!?!!? Have we forgotten our sweet sweet origins, which happened to consist of us drowning in cupcakes? I must redeem myself. I actually used my new coworkers as my excuse. Since I've been at my new job, the treats have been flowing in and out of the office like whoa. Of course I had to contribute as well. For the good of the company, you know.
This month, I was assigned Nicole's and Susan's blog, Flavors By Four. They are a mother-daughter team and can I just say that their blog is chock-FULL of recipes that I want to make? I really really wanted to taste their Biscoff Brown Sugar Bars, but since they made that for last month's SRC, I knew I had to make something else. My coworkers were still in luck though, because I found another recipe that was just crazy delicious: Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches! There are no words for these, other than ohmigosh, ohmigosh, ohmigosh!
Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches
recipe from Flavors by Four
makes 16 cookies/8 sandwiches
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 - 1/2 cups Quaker oats, quick or old fashioned uncooked
- 5 ounces Nutella
1) Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2) In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.
3) Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy.
3) Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix only until everything is incorporated.
4) Fold in the dry ingredients until everything is combined evenly.
5) Drop the batter by rounded teaspoons on the prepared baking sheets.
6) Bake the cookies 9 - 11 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly crispy on the edges.
7) Cool the cookies for at least an hour.
8) Spread the Nutella evenly on the bottom of 8 of the cookies. Place another cookie of similar size on top of the Nutella to create a cookie sandwich.