12.09.2009

Eat My Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie


I am a procrastinator. I put things off until the very very last possible minute. I cannot do things ahead of time, even if I have the time to do them. Instead, I get lost in tweets or become painfully distracted searching and listening to new music on iTunes. It really is a problem.

True to form, when it came time for the Eat My Blog charity bake sale last Saturday, I had put off buying my ingredients and making my cookies.

The day before the sale I had to prepare everything, and I did not start early. Instead I cleaned the kitchen, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, I hung out with R; suffice it to say I procrastinated. Finally when I was ready to start mid-day I had not left myself much time.

The rest of my day was wholly consumed in whipping, mixing, sifting and baking- and I mean my whole day! Ninety-five cookies, two big bowls of frosting, and 30 mistake cookies later, I somehow pulled together my Oatmeal Sandwich cookies. Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. But why change my ways when I always manage to pull things together in the end?

The oatmeal cookies were crispy and sweet. The filling was satiny and light. A little hint of (divulging a secret here) almond extract made it taste almost like ice cream.


Eat My Blog was a great success. It was a bake sale offering home made sweet treats from LA food bloggers. When Cathy of Gastronomy Blog sent me a message that I could participate in this amazing event I was elated. I was happy to help a good cause, all proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, I was eager too meet so many LA food bloggers I have never met, and most of all I was excited to bake.

last one!

There was an amazing array of confections and everything sold out! Thanks again GastronomyBlog, DianaTakesABite, Deliciouscoma, and G-ma's Bakery for putting on a great event! I can’t wait for the next bake sale. This time hopefully I won’t wait until the last minute to bake and I can actually get a little sleep.


Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies:

½ pound butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup of granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

3 cups uncooked oats

Filling:

¾ cup confectioner sugar

1 stick butter, softened

½ cup vegetable shortening

1 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup

1 jar marshmallow fluff

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon almond extract

* mix ingredients with electric mixer until combined and fluffy

9 comments:

  1. Your cookies were so pretty and polished that I would've never guessed that they were made at the last minute! Thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did to make Eat My Blog a huge success :-)

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  2. YUM!! Those look so good! I wish I could have been able to get my hands on those little suckers! Unfortunately, by the time we got back from handing our fliers all the treats were gone! Guess I have to make them myself now :(

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  3. It was so fun hanging out with you on Saturday - we really need to get together for a girly lunch or dinner or something after the holidays. Even if it is just for a cup of hot chocolate!

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  4. Cathy and Diana- Thank you ladies! I really had a great time participating so don't forget me for the next one =)

    Sonja- I will make you a special batch as soon as we get over this cold!

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  5. I didn't get to Eat My anything!! Oh well, we will have to plan our wino Wednesday and make it a potluck so we can all enjoy!!

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  6. y'all did such an amazing job!

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  7. Mmmm...mmmmm that soft pillowy filling betwen those two crunchy oatmeal cookies was a Delightful.. it left me wanting more!!! C.

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  8. BOO. I missed them because I got there late! But bet they were awesome...I'll be sure to catch your recipe at the next #eatmyblog! :)

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