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Originally published Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:07 AM

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Recipe: Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

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Makes about 36 cookies, for 18 sandwiches

For the cookies:

¾ cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1¾ cups packed dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats

½ cup dates, pitted and chopped

5 tablespoons sugar

For the filling:

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

6 tablespoons mascarpone

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut flakes on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast, stirring occasionally, until lightly colored and fragrant, seven to 10 minutes. Cool. Raise oven temperature to 375 degrees.

2. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until light. Beat in brown sugar and honey, then beat until very fluffy, about five minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla.

3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. With mixer set on low, beat flour mixture into butter mixture until combined. Beat in oats, dates and coconut.

4. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, then roll balls in cinnamon sugar; transfer to baking sheet, leaving 1½ inches of space between balls. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan for two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Make the filling: Using the mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in mascarpone, powdered sugar and vanilla. Scrape down sides of bowl. Sandwich about 1 tablespoon filling between two cookies; repeat with remaining cookies.

Melissa Clark, The New York Times

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