ikea cookies

DSC_5191 Have you had these before? Oh. My. Goodness. I've bought them several times at IKEA, and wondered if I could possibly make them myself. You know, so I won't have to go to IKEA in order to add three thousand calories to my daily intake.

I'm excited to announce that I've figured it out. YES! After much scouring of the web for the recipe and not finding the right one, and experimenting and combining two or three different recipes, I've figured it out. And here it is for all you lovely people. ENJOY.

IKEA Dubbla Chokladflarn {makes about 40 chocolate filled cookies}

2 1/4 c. rolled oats 10 whole almonds, finely chopped 2/3 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2/3 c. butter, melted and slightly cooled 1 1/3 c. white sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse until the oats are finely chopped, but not ground to powder. Pour the oats into a large mixing bowl and add the almonds, flour, and baking powder. Stir to combine. Pour in the melted butter and mix well. Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla and stir well to combine.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets (or use parchment paper). Make sure the balls of dough are no bigger than a teaspoon because they spread a lot! They will look way too tiny, but trust me…I learned the hard way! Leave 2-3 inches between each ball of dough. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove and cool completely on wire racks.

For the chocolate…I melt about 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave at 30- second intervals, stirring in between each interval until smooth and melted. Spread melted chocolate onto the back of one cookie and sandwich it with another similar in size and shape.