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Friday, October 9, 2015

Chocolate Oatmeal Moon Pie Cookies

These cookies are the right balance of a number of elements of chewy, crunchy, fruity, earthy, gooey, and chocolate.  You an omit the chocolate drizzle, as I think it adds a very nice element of beauty but it doesn't much enhance the overall flavor of the cookie.  And if you aren't used to it, adds an element of difficulty that shouldn't be a barrier to making these cookies.
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (4 ounces), chopped into chocolate chip-size chunks
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 7-ounce jars marshmallow creme

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 350°. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Combine oats, cherries, pecans, and chocolate in a large bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in another large bowl, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat to blend. Scrape down sides of bowl. With machine running at low speed, gradually add flour mixture; beat just to blend. Stir in oat mixture with a wooden spoon just to blend.
  • Usie one tablespoonfuls of dough per cookie (or smaller--use a scoop to improve uniformity. Divide among baking sheets. Using your hands, gently press down on each dough ball until 1/2" thick.
  • Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.  Do not overbake. Let cookies cool on baking sheets.
  • Spread 1 Tbsp. marshmallow creme on bottom of 18 cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • Place chocolate and honey in a medium bowl. Bring cream just to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour over chocolate and honey; let stand for 1 minute; stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle over cookies or serve alongside sandwich cookies for dipping.

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