Oatmeal Whoopie Pies with Brown Butter-Maple Frosting


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Brown Butter-Maple Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 12 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 1 1/2 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.