Orange-Almond Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

When I baked these cookies, I was on the verge of having a serious talk with the weatherman around these parts. “Sir, we are nearing mid-June, and I am very cold. I am enjoying my first weekend of summer vacation, but at the same time, I am considering turning on the heat. It’s windy, chilly, and well, just downright rude.”

Luckily, the flavors and brilliant color of these cookies brought something to the table that absolutely brightened the weatherman’s dreary mood, as well as mine.

These cookies use a lightly almond flavored oatmeal cookie and an orange-almond icing to create a bright sandwich cookie. The cookies are soft and chewy, while the icing is a bit tart. There’s really nothing more to say.  Just bake these. You’ll brighten everybody’s day.

Orange-Almond Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

1/2 C Butter

1/2 C White Sugar

1/2 C Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 Tsp Pure Almond Extract

1 C and 2 Tbsp Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp Salt

1 C Oats

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg and extract and beat well. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and beat until a soft dough forms. Stir in the oats. Drop by tablespoons full on to a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Once cool, top one cookie with a spoonful of Orange-Almond Icing, and sandwich another on top.

Orange-Almond Icing

1/2 C Butter

1 1/2-2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1/2 Tsp Pure Almond Extract

1 Tsp Pure Orange Extract

1 Tbsp Milk

Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar. Add the extracts and milk and continue beating. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

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