Creamy chocolate encased in a pair of chewy, crunchy cookies helps to wake you up after losing that hour of sleep last night (as long as you remembered to turn your clock ahead).
Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter, 2 cups quick oats, uncooked, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup corn syrup, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 cups chocolate chips, milk or semi-sweet.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in oats, sugar, flour, corn syrup, milk, vanilla, and salt; combine well. Drop by teaspoonfuls, about 3 inches apart, onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Spread thin with a rubber spatula.
Bake for 5-7 minutes or until brown around the edges of cookies. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet. Peel away from paper and set aside. Place chocolate chips in microwaveable bowl and heat for one minute; remove and stir; repeat until chips are melted. Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate on bottom of one cookie and top with another.
Makes 3 dozen sandwiches.
"Treasury of Holiday Cookies" published by Publications International, Ltd, Lincolnwood, IL, in 1994.