Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

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I love oatmeal cookies. I love cream filling of any sort, and I love Little Debbie Oatmeal cream pies. My mom was all about healthy snacks when I was growing up, and I think she justified the oatmeal as a healthy attribute to a daily snack.  I never got sick of them and I still could eat them all the time, until……..I found a homemade recipe.

Sometimes I don’t have the time to bake homemade cookies, so a trick for me is to buy some soft oatmeal cookies and make my own cream filling at home and assemble. The cream filling makes the sandwich and it is so easy.


Either way, these cookies (homemade or otherwise) are a delicious treat and perfect for packed lunches.

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Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (or dark brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

 

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, honey and vanilla and beat until incorporated.

2. In another medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Stir in oats until evenly distributed. Chill dough in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

3. Remove dough from refrigerator and drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Try to make the balls of dough as uniform as possible so that they’ll fit perfectly when you sandwich them together. Also, give them a good amount of space between each other on the cookie sheet as they will spread.

4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until their edges are lightly browned. Let stand on baking sheet until set and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Filling Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup butter (or shortening)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

 

In a medium bowl, combine the hot water and salt. Stir until salt is dissolves. Add marshmallow creme, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.

 

 

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