1measure the oatmeal,sugar,cinnamon,flour,coconut, and almonds in to bowl.
2melt the butter. Add butter,corn syrup,vanilla,and cream to oatmeal mixture and combine well
3line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Drop dough by teaspoon fulls on to pan. try to bake only 9 cookies at a time. Keep at least 2 inches between each cookie.they spread a lot.
4bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes until edges are browned.watch closely. they cook very fast. Remove from oven and let cool for a bit. Carefully remove from parchment with a metal spatula to some wax paper.
5melt the chocolate in the microwave with the shortening. Set time to 2 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds until melted and combined well.
6now the choice is yours. You can use the chocolate to top the sandwich cookie,or you can use the chocolate to fill the cookie. If filling cookie. Turn cookie over to flat side put a dollop of chocolate on cookie and press lightly another cookie on top to make a sandwich.refrigerate to set chocolate.
7if using chocolate to top cookies. Just spread some melted chocolate on one top side of cookie. Refrigerate to set.
8cream filling combine all ingredients and beat with mixture until smooth. top bottom of cookie with some,and place chocolate coated cookie on top. Refrigerate to set filling.