Monday, March 7, 2011

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

I can't believe this is my 200th post!  Time flies when you're having fun!

Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies are my hubby's favorite after dinner treat.  As he sat here eating a red velvet sandwich cookie a couple of weeks ago, he suggested other filled cookies I could make that would be good.  He forgot to mention these oatmeal cream pies, but they were the first ones I thought of as he was talking. 

I was surprised how simple these were to make.  Sorry Little Debbie...I won't be buying your processed cookies ever again.  These are so much better!

Oatmeal Cookies:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats

Cream Filling:

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup + 4 T powdered sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract
7 1/2 oz jar marshmallow cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  This is an important step because you will let the cookies cool on the hot baking sheets.  If they are not lined with parchment paper, they will stick even on a non-stick baking sheet.

Sift together the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

In a large stand mixer, cream the brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla until smooth.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Stir in the oats.

Use a tablespoon size scoop to form equal size dough balls.  Allow plenty of space for them to spread.  Bake for 7-9 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.

You can make the cream filling while the cookies cool.  In a large stand mixer, cream the shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Add the marshmallow cream and mix until well combined.  Add mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large tip.

Turn half of the cookies over.  On the inside of the cookie, pipe the cream filling starting on the outside edge, and pipe in a circular pattern until you reach the middle.  Place another cookie on top and press slightly.  Repeat for all cookies.  Makes 10 oatmeal cream pies.  Enjoy!

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  1. My hubby loves those too. I know I will definitely have to make these for him as a special treat. Thanks so much for sharing this one!!

  2. Congrats on your 200th post!

    These cookies look perfect. I love those Little Debbie cream pies, but I love homemade even more. :)

  3. My absolute favourite Little Debby treat! Your filling looks so creamy too. Yum! These look wonderful Rhondi. Congrats on your 200th post!

  4. These look great! I haven't had a Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie in forever! Did the cookies stay soft and chewy like Little Debbie's? Did you pull the cookies from the oven while a litte underbaked?

  5. These look so good. I love the idea of making some homemade oatmeal sandwiches. It has been ages since I have had one of those!

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  7. Have to give these a try, we love Little Debbie's! Yours look perfect!

  8. Abby, these are soft and chewy. I baked mine for 7 minutes and left them on the pan until completely cooled. Be gentle when assembling since they are so soft.

  9. Hi Rhondi!

    I just tried making these and had two problems.

    First-I could not get most of them off of the paper after they cooled... this might be a dumb question, but should I have sprayed the paper before putting the dough on there? Sometimes I feel like if I spray pans before I make cookies, it messes them up.

    Second-they were a lot flatter than yours. Do you have any ideas on what I did/didn't do that made them so flat?

    They taste wonderful!! I am looking forward to trying them again:)

  10. Hi Casey,
    Sorry you had some problems with these. You could definitely spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray. I'm not sure why your cookies spread out more if you used both the baking soda and baking powder. Maybe make them slightly larger next time and bake for a minute less. They will continue to cook on the hot cookie sheet out of the oven. Hope you have better luck next time!
    Thanks for stopping by,

  11. Thank you for your suggestions! And seriously, they taste delicious.... I didn't want you to feel like I was being negative about your recipe:)Everything on your site looks so good... I wish I could make it all!


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