Pecan and Oatmeal Caramel Sandwich Cookies

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Recipe courtesy of KAMUT

Makes 36 Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients: Cookies

1 cup pecans
1 cup KAMUT Wheat Flakes
1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats
1 ¼ cups KAMUT Wheat Flour
1 tsp of baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbs molasses
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Ingredients: Filling

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
¼ cup water
½ cup heavy cream
4 Tbs unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degress. Spread pecans on a baking sheet. Spread the KANUT Wheat Flakes and oats on another baking sheet. Toast pecans for 7 minutes and the KANUT Wheat flakes and oats for 15 minutes. Let cool, then finely chop the pecans.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl beat together the butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, vanilla and molasses. Fold in the flour mixture then stir in the KAMUT Wheat Flakes, oats and pecans. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls. Place two inches apart and bake for 10 minutes, turning once.

Transfer cookies to wires racks to cool completely. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for at least a week before filling.

 

Filling:

Combine Sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to the bowl over a medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Then cook until dark amber in color, swirling the pan occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the cream and butter, be careful as it will spatter. Whisk until the mixture becomes like melted caramel. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool completely until it stiffens.

Spoon a small level teaspoon into the center of the flat side of the cookies and top with remaining cookies.

 

Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 12/4/2015