Oatmeal Whoopie Pies with Brown Butter-Maple Frosting
Serves: Makes 34 cookies or 18 whoopie pies
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Brown Butter-Maple Frosting
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer in a large bowl cream sugar and butter. Combine eggs one at a time then add in maple syrup. Gradually add in flour mixture.
  4. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop make rounded tablespoon size balls and set on cookie sheets spacing about 1½ inches apart.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until sides just begin to brown. Cool completely on wire rack.
Brown Butter-Maple Frosting
  1. Add butter to a small saucepan and slowly melt on low heat until butter turns an amber-brown color. Set aside to cool.
  2. Using an electric mixer add cooled melted butter to medium bowl with maple syrup and confectioners sugar. Mix on medium-low speed until combined. Add in 1-2 tablespoons milk until creamy.
  1. Add a dollop of frosting to the bottom of one cookie. Place another cookie bottom on top of frosting and press down until a cookie sandwich is formed. Repeat set with remaining cookies.
Recipe by Mother Thyme at http://www.motherthyme.com/2012/09/oatmeal-whoopie-pies-with-brown-butter.html