Oat cookie sandwiches with spiced cream filling

A classic oat cookie is made even better when sandwiched with spiced buttercream to make a decadent cookie sandwich perfect served with a glass of milk.
Course Baked goods, Baking, Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 sandwich cookies/30 oat cookies
Author Alida Ryder


  • 250 g butter room temperature
  • 250 g demerara sugar
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g rolled oats

for the filling

  • 100 g butter room temperature
  • 200 g icing sugar sifted
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • splash of cream


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. To make the cookies, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition.
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder and add the oats. Mix until you have a relatively stiff dough.
  5. Form small balls and place on the prepared baking trays (approximately 5cm apart) and press down lightly.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Continue with the remaining dough until all the cookies have been baked and cooled.
  9. To make the filling, combine all the ingredients and beat until light and creamy.
  10. To make the sandwiches, top half of the cookies with a dollop of the filling then sandwich with the remaining cookies.
  11. The cookies will keep for approximately a week in an air-tight container.