Adult Oatmeal Cream Sandwich Cookies

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by Sarah Kieffer. This is her recipe, Enjoy!


~Adult Oatmeal Cream Cookies~

Author Notes: This is an adult version of the classic oatmeal cream pie — a brown butter buttercream fills a bourbon oatmeal cookie for a rich and delicious treat. The brown butter buttercream is adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. (less) – sarah kieffer | the vanilla bean blog

Makes about 16 cookies

For the oatmeal cookies:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 eggs
1 tablespoon bourbon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line three half sheet pans with parchment paper.In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the molasses, and beat to combine, then add the eggs, and beat to combine. Add the bourbon and vanilla, and mix to combine. (Scrape down the sides as needed through this whole step.)Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix on low until completely incorporated. Add the oats and mix on low to combine.Take the bowl off the mixer, and use a spatula to make sure the dough is thoroughly mixed.Using a heaping tablespoon to scoop the dough, place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets (I could fit 3 across, and 4 down). Bake the cookies for 8 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack. When the cookies are cooled, place the brown butter cream (recipe follows) on the bottom side of one cookie, and top with another (how much you put is completely up to you!).

For the brown butter buttercream:

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), room temperature
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar

Brown 1 cup (2 sticks) of the butter: Melt it in a medium-sized saucepan. You need to stay close to the pan; don’t walk away from it. Swirl the butter around until it starts to brown — it will smell nutty and you’ll see little brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat, pour the brown butter and bits into a freezer-safe bowl, and let cool for 10 minutes. When the butter is partially cool, place the bowl in the freezer and let the butter chill until solid, about 30 minutes (you can also put it in the fridge to cool down, but it will take a bit longer). When the butter is solid (but not frozen!), take it out and place it in the bowl of a standing mixer.Add the remaining stick of butter to the browned butter in the bowl, and beat all the butter until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Stop the mixer and add the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt, and beat to combine. Slowly add the powdered sugar on low speed. Once it is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat the cream until it is smooth and fluffy, 4 to 6 minutes.
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4 Ways to Wrap Macarons as Favours

Love Corinna’s wrapping ideas!

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macarons favour — frosted gable box

Wedding Month on the Corinna Wraps blogMacarons — there’s something very luxurious about these meringue-based French confections. And if you’d like to hand them out as favours at a wedding or other special event, you’d better make sure the packaging is as sophisticated as the treat. Try one of these four elegant ways to wrap macarons without hiding the sweetness inside:

1.A frosted gable box gives a hint of what’s inside while keeping the sweets protected. A little wood fill or paper shred on the bottom acts as a cushion, while ribbon and a leather rose broach dress up the outside.

macarons favours — clear pillow box

2. Show off a pair of macarons in a clear pillow box tied with a ribbon.

macarons favours — frosted Chinese takeout container

3. For a variation of the gable box above, try a frosted Chinese takeout container.

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4. This is an idea that I shared in an issue of Food & Drink magazine: wrap each macaron individually in cellophane so they look…

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