Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies are an updated version of the nostalgic treat, with maple flavor. These delicious cookies are perfect for baking on a fall day!

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Home-baked goods will always be my preference, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies.  It’s a very nostalgic food for me, as I grew up eating them and there’s just something so comforting about those soft oatmeal cookies with cream filling.  

I don’t think I have had an oatmeal cream pie in probably ten years, but I still get a craving for them every once in awhile.  I developed this recipe for Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies with this childhood treat in mind, and I have to say - they did not disappoint!

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

The oatmeal cookie in these sandwich cookies is soft, yet holds up really well to the maple buttercream filling.  I think a soft cookie in a sandwich cookie is key because you don’t want crumbs from a crunchy or crumbly cookie as you sink your teeth into each bite.  The cookies are sweetened with a combination of brown sugar and maple syrup, and spiced with cinnamon. They smell absolutely divine as they bake in the oven!  

While I first tried making the buttercream frosting with maple syrup, I didn’t get an overwhelming maple flavor that I was looking for.  On my second attempt I picked up some maple extract and that did the trick!  

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

When I first made the cookies and tried one before adding the buttercream, I kind of thought they didn’t even need the buttercream.  After making the buttercream and assembling the sandwich cookies, I realized how wrong I was. Yes, the cookies are incredible on their own, but with the maple buttercream?  They are absolutely divine and so irresistible!  

If you’re looking for a pumpkin treat that doesn’t involve pumpkin or apples, but still has those warm cozy spices, these Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies are just the thing!

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

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Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies are an updated version of the nostalgic treat, with maple flavor. These delicious cookies are perfect for baking on a fall day!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 24
Calories: 365kcal


For the Maple Oatmeal Cookies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 ½ cups old fashioned oats

For the Maple Buttercream:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • dash salt
  • 4 tablespoon milk


To Make the Cookies:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract and beat to combine.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.
  • Add the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda, and beat until combined, scraping down teh sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the oats and mix until well combined.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop ~2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, and bake until golden, about 14-16 minutes. 
  • Let cool for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

To Make the Maple Buttercream:

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until combined. 
  • Add the maple extract and a dash of salt, and beat until combined.
  • Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is met.
  • Spread ~2-3 tablespoons of buttercream on ½ of the oatmeal cookies and then top with another cookie.
  • Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days.  Enjoy!


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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