Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches: Soft and chewy apple spice oatmeal cookies sandwiched with brown sugar and cinnamon buttercream frosting and drizzled with salted caramel. Think of the perfect caramel apple pie you can eat with your hands!
Preheat your oven to 350 F and line your cookie sheets with parchment or a non-stick baking mat.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, oats, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the apples.
Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the cookie sheets, leaving about 2-3 inches between each cookie.
Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Buttercream
Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and beat until incorporated.
Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar on low until mixed.
Beat in vanilla and cream until fully incorporated.
Then add the remaining powdered sugar to the desired thickness.
Beat on high until super light and fluffy.
Swirl the frosting onto each cookie and drizzle with caramel. Top with another cookie.
Store in an airtight container.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookie sandwiches, with 1 serving being 1 sandwich. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.