I was just going to whip up a batch of cookies to eat, but I had leftover cream cheese frosting in the fridge so I thought why not make these into fancy cookie sandwiches!
Chewy oatmeal cookies with delicious cream cheese frosting in the middle! SUCH a good combo.
The cookie recipe is adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, with a few of my favourite add ins - coconut and chocolate!
I made a cream cheese filling, but vanilla frosting would be good too!
Keep them refrigerated, because the cream cheese filling becomes firm so you can bite into the sandwich without it spilling out the edges.
1/3 cup almond or soy milk
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup melted coconut oil (or canola)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F (180C) and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the soy milk and ground flax seeds.
Whisk in the sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour, spices and salt and mix until just combined.
Fold in the coconut, oats and chocolate chips.
Roll or scoop the dough to form small balls onto the baking trays. Flatten slightly and bake for 10-12 minutes just until the edges are golden. Let cool on the baking sheets and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Cream cheese filling
1/4 cup vegan butter
1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat or whisk the butter and cream cheese together until well combined. Beat in the sugar in batches and mix until smooth, and then add the vanilla.
Assemble the cookie sandwiches with 1 or 2 tablespoons of frosting, refrigerate for 30 minutes, then eat!