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Oatmeal Moon Pies

This is from Bon Appetit Feb 2012.  (pictures by me)  I left out the dried cherries.  You can add a cup, but I didn’t think they needed them, and I was right. These cookies are really good by themselves so if the rest of it intimidates you or you just don’t have time, just make the cookies.  Bob’s new fav’s.

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cups semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips 
(I used a mixture of both)
1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme

Chocolate Garnish
1/2 cup semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter and  dark brown sugar until blended.  Add egg and vanilla, mix on low until blended scraping down bowl once.  In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add flour mixture and mix on low just until blended.  Stir in oats, chocolate and pecans.   

Using a 1 oz. ice cream scoop,  place cookie dough on parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. 

 Flatten cookies to 1/2 inch with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.  Do not over bake.  Cool, then spread marshmallow creme over one and place one on top to form a sandwich.   Do not put too much marshmallow or the top cookie will slide off.  You can put them in cupcake papers if desired.  They are a little less messy if you do.  You do not have to garnish with chocolate, but if you do, you can use a pastry bag or just drizzle with a fork.

Melt chocolate and whipping cream in the microwave for 1 minute.   Stir until chocolate is melted.  Then stir in the honey.  Drizzle over pies.

By Therese, February 4, 2012
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