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Oat, Almond and Caramel Cookie Sandwiches

Crunchy, nutty, luscious, and so addictive oat, almond and caramel cookie sandwiches. Just think of a thick date caramel filling tucked between two incredibly tasty cookies. Vegan, GF, refined sugar-free, high in fiber and yet so full of flavor. The perfect sweet treat!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 15 medium cookie sandwiches

Ingredients
  

COOKIES

    DRY:

    • cup oat flour – (GF, if necessary)
    • ½ cup almonds
    • cup coconut sugar
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • Pinch of sea salt

    WET:

    • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • cup coconut oil, melted

    DATE CARAMEL

    • 1 cup dates
    • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 Tbsp carob powder - (for a lovely toasted caramel flavor)
    • 1 Tbsp coconut butter - (can sub almond or cashew butter, but I like the coconutty flavor)
    • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
    • ½ tsp maca powder, optional
    • Pinch of sea salt

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat the oven at 350 °F / 180 °C.
    • Grease a baking sheet with a little coconut oil.
    • In a small bowl, combine almond milk, ground flaxseeds and vanilla extract. Set aside while you prep the rest.
    • In a high-speed blender (or food processor), blend almonds until you reach a floury consistency. Don’t wash that blender yet, you’ll use it to make the caramel.
    • Mix all dry ingredients, including ground almonds, in a large bowl.
    • Add melted coconut oil to the milk mixture. Whisk until combined.
    • Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir everything together.
    • Use your hands to shape the cookies into round shapes and place them on the baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.
    • Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are starting to slightly brown.
    • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes. They will still be a little soft, but they’ll become firmer as they cool down. After 10 minutes you can transfer them to a rack.
    • While you wait, make the caramel.
    • In a high-speed blender, the one you used to make the almond meal, blend all caramel ingredients until smooth and creamy. You might need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides.
    • Assemble the sandwiches by spreading a good dollop of caramel filling onto a cookie and softly pressing another one down on top.
    • Enjoy this yummy treat!