I’m normally super organized about making the weekly menu, writing out the shopping list, and then doing a quick inventory check before we go shopping to make sure I don’t buy items we already have. Apparently though, my eyes are blind to oatmeal when I do my inventory check. We end up buying it only to come home and find we already have three (or more!) containers in the pantry. So, I put myself on an oatmeal-buying ban and am making an effort to use up all these dang oats. That was the main inspiration behind trying these cookies, but wow, am I glad I tried them!
The cookies are perfectly chewy peanut butter cookies with a lovely golden brown color, and the filling is a simple peanut butter frosting. The oatmeal primarily provides the chewy texture of the cookie but the actual oatmeal flavor isn’t really noticeable. As with a lot of sandwich cookies, I think the filling helps keep the cookies soft and tender. Apparently these are similar to the Girl Scout DoSiDo cookie or to Nutter Butters, but due to my childhood dislike for peanut butter, I never ate enough of either to know whether this is an accurate comparison. Either way, we love these cookies. Andrew enjoyed one during his Easter egg hunt and I think he cared more about the cookie than the eggs :)