Let me just make a disclaimer: I don’t believe in frosted cookies. I think cookies should be eaten on their own, and frosting belongs on cakes and cupcakes. That being said, these chewy coconut oatmeal cookie sandwiches were the bomb!
July is National Ice Cream Month so I took inspiration from a Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Coconuts for Caramel. I sandwiched some fluffy salted caramel buttercream between chewy coconut oatmeal cookies. And they are dangerously good.
First, you need to bake the cookies and cool them completely before frosting them. I love mixing quick cooking oats and old fashioned rolled oats. The quick cooking type adds a chew and the old fashioned adds texture. I also like to underbake my cookies so they stay nice and chewy. I used a cookie scoop to dish out the dough so all my cookies are relatively the same size.
Whip up the salted caramel buttercream while the cookies are cooling. I have a good amount of salted caramel left over from the Nanaimo bars but you could buy a jar if you can find it in your local store. Put as much frosting as you like between two cookies. I put in about a tablespoon per cookie sandwich.
There you have it. Chewy coconut oatmeal cookie sandwiches. They might not look like much but they were amazing.
My brother even claimed these cookie sandwiches and my Nanaimo bars were the best desserts I’ve made so far this summer. The cookies on their own are chewy and coconutty without being too in-your-face. But when paired with the salted caramel buttercream, it’s at a whole new level of delicious. It’s soft, rich, and makes you want to savor it for as long as possible.
Not a fan of coconut? Try a classic: oatmeal raisin cookies. They’re just as chewy!