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Santa Sandwich Cookies

No recipe image available.Santa will appreciate these festive frosting-filled sandwich oat cookies with their edges rolled in colorful candy sprinkles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (16-ounce) container ready-to-spread vanilla-flavored frosting - divided use
Green or red food coloring (optional)
Colored sugars and holiday sprinkles

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer until creamy.
  2. In separate bowl, combine flour, oats and salt; mix well. Add to butter mixture; mix well. Divide dough in half.
  3. Shape each half into a 2-inch diameter roll (approximately 5-inches long). Wrap in plastic wrap; chill about 3 hours or longer.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Unwrap one roll of dough and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices about 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  6. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
  7. Divide frosting in half. Cover and refrigerate half of frosting for another use. Tint remaining frosting with food coloring, if desired.
  8. Spread frosting on bottom of one cooled cookie; top with second cookie.
  9. Roll edge of frosting in decorations. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store tightly covered.

Makes 2 dozen sandwich cookies.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Quaker Oats Company.