12 Days of Cookies Challenge
Oatmeal Lattice Cookie Sandwiches-Cookie #1
As part of my 12 Days of Cookies Challenge I am starting with these Oatmeal Lattice Cookie Sandwiches. Keeping the recipe the same as the original Sunny’s Raspberry and Oatmeal Lattice Cookie Sandwiches with the exception of the filling. I am not a huge fan of Raspberry jam (too many seeds) so I did not have any on hand. Instead I decided to use what I did have which were an amazing homemade apricot jam and my basic mixed berry jam that we use for many a PB&J. A standard for climbing days and easy camping lunches.
Now, on to the recipe. After reading through it, it seemed easy enough. Super simple ingredients that I already had on-hand and easy mix and scoop directions. I’m a total raw cookie dough eater and this cookie was yummy, so I became thoroughly excited about tasting these lovelies.
My thoughts on this recipe: I give it 3ish stars.
The flavor is by far the best aspect of this cookie, however making these is very time consuming. You must be patient because they are SUPER labor intensive. Baking 6 cookies per baking sheet (because of the spreading), allowing them to cool slightly on the pan then more with the liner on a rack then more on the rack without the liner. Whew! I’m tired again just thinking about them.
The Oatmeal Lattice Cookies are super delicate and require a gentle hand when spreading the filling (which ever you choose). I felt that after spreading the jam and making them into sandwiches that they became more soft and fell apart easily. That is where the idea of using melted bittersweet chocolate came to me. Using the chocolate made a much firmer final cookie and I quite liked the flavor.
Recommendations: Make these cookies only if you have TIME, multiple baking sheets, multiple cooling racks and 2-3 oven shelves (we, unfortunately only have 1 shelf), and ample counter and/or table space. This will save a bit of the time but they are still quite a labor heavy cookie. Also not kid friendly.
UPDATE: The cookies with the jam, the next day, became so soft I couldn’t even pick them up without them falling apart. The ones I made with the chocolate, however, stayed crisp and firm. So recommend filling them with your favorite melted chocolate.