½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

⅔ cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon salt

dash ground black pepper

1 ½ cups quick-cook oats


⅔ cup creamy peanut butter

⅔ cup icing sugar, sifted

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Cookies Filling

1. Cookies: cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla and egg. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to butter mixture to blend, then stir in oats. Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log about 2-inches wide. Chill at least 2 hours before slicing.

2. Preheat oven to 350 °F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

3. Slice cookies into ¼ -inch slices and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking tray. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until browned. Cool cookies before removing from baking tray.

4. Filling: beat all ingredients until blended. Spread filling on bottom of one cookie and sandwich with a second. Repeat until all cookies are filled. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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