Once you try Food Network star Valerie Bertinelli’s soft, chewy, and deliciously creamy Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie Sandwich, you won’t go back to those other store-bought sandwich cookies. They are easy to make and delicious as lunch. Here is his recipe.
What You’ll Need for Bertinelli’s Sandwich Cookies
to the east once a day Star’s Recipe (full ingredients can be found in Quantity Here), you’ll need pantry items that you probably already have. cookies will be required: golden raisins, hot rum or water, flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground spices, salt, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, one egg, vanilla extract, rolled oats, and chopped Nuts. cookie filling would be required: Cream cheese, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut.
How to Put These Cookies Together
First things first: Bertinelli recommends taking your butter out now so that when you’re ready to use it, it’s already at room temperature. The cook begins by re-hydrating the raisins in hot water or rum (“This makes for a nice soft texture,” the television personality says in the Food Network video for this recipe, reassuring that if you use rum choose to use, “You won’t ‘taste the wine; it will ripen’).
Blend together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice (“the way allspice heats up the cookie”), and salt in a bowl. Chop the walnuts and keep them aside.
Now for the wet ingredients: Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar in a bowl. “Brown sugar,” says Bertinelli, “adds to this lovely, full flavor like caramelization.” Vanilla is added to the mixture (“as soon as the vanilla hits, it really starts to smell like baking to me”). The dry ingredients are mixed with oats rolled in creamed sugar and butter (“if you have quick-cooking oats, you can use those too”), rehydrated raisins, and chopped walnuts.
Bertinelli uses a small melon-sized scooper to scoop out her dough and reminds home cooks: “Remember, once you’ve got your scoop down, to flatten it out a bit , because we’re going to make them Sammy.”
The cookies are baked “about 14, 15, 16 minutes, depending on your oven” in a preheated 350 degree oven. Once they are done, the cookies are cooled and the filling can be prepared.
Cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla are combined with a hand mixer (“start slow so you don’t get all the powdered sugar”). Now add shredded coconut and mix it with a spoon. The filling is scooped onto a cooled cookie and topped with another cookie to make a sandwich.
Home cooks loved Bertinelli’s ‘Sammies’
The creamy, crunchy cookies received good reviews from Bertinelli’s followers.
“I just discovered this! It looks perfect for my fall festivities!,” said one home cook.
Another reviewer said, “The shredded coconut in the filling is such a nice touch!”
Try Bertinelli’s Sandwich Cookies with a cup of tea or coffee today!
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