Oatmeal Creme Pies
I woke up the other day craving a Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pie. This is kinda weird because it’s not like I had these a lot growing up. In fact I’ve probably had about 10 of them ever in my life, but earlier this week I just had to have one. I was craving that bite of chewy cookie with creamy, gooey filling. Once I had my mind set on making them- I got started experimenting with recipes until I got it right.
There are lots of recipes for these classics on the blog-o-sphere, but this one was by far my favorite. I wanted something easy- no crazy ingredients or steps, but also perfect flavor-wise. These were super chewy with slightly crisp edges. The marshmallow filling was simple but spot-on, making the cookies even softer & more chewy as they sat.
If I’d had a little more time, I definitely would have made my marshmallow fluff from scratch, but the store bought stuff works in a pinch. (Annie has a great recipe for a from-scratch version if you’d like.) I actually tried making these 3 times in one day and this was the version that I liked best. Unfortunately though by the time I actually finished these and was happy with them, Hugo was up from his nap and all up in my grill. He just couldn’t keep his chubby paws off these. Within seconds he officially had his first bite of something I’ve baked (not counting his fruit-sweetened birthday cake,) and now it’s all over. I had to eat the rest of my cookie in hiding- eating in front of him now would just be cruel don’t you think?
Oatmeal Creme Pies
- 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ?8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats*
For the Filling:
- 2 cups of Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 stick of butter
- 1-2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter, sugars and molasses.
- Add the vanilla, and eggs, one at a time.
- Sprinkle the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa over the batter and mix on low until just combined. Add the oatmeal and use a spatula to fold it in until combined.
- Drop tablespoon-sized rounds of dough on a parchment or sil-pat lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart (they will spread!)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are just golden. (Don't overbake, the cookies will seem under done in the middle.)
- Repeat with remaining dough and cool baked cookies on a wire rack.
For the Filling:
- Cream together the butter and marshmallow fluff until smooth and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until well-combined.
- Spread of pipe filling into the cookies and store in an airtight container.
* If you don't have quick oats, pulsing some regular ones in your food processor will work too! Recipe adapted from: Food.Com
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Yum! These look so good…I’m with you, I can’t remember the last time I had the real thing, but these homemade oatmeal cream pies look awesome :D
I remember these well from my childhood. One of my favorite snacks. I will not be buying them for my kids, because the homemade versions are much better! This one looks very good!
Wow, these look incredibly delicious!! That filling sounds so gooey, and I’m loving how those cookies sound. Pinned!
Oatmeal cookie is my favorite kind of cookie and when paired with a fluffy, gooey cream it just gets over the top! I’m not a big fan of marshmallow tough, but it looks like it makes for a super soft and gooey cream, so I guess I’ll have to give it a second chance ;)
You could use cream cheese filling instead! :)
I made them yesterday using cream cheese filling and they were amazing! They had that perfect balance between the chewy centre and slightly crispy edges…the whole family loved them! I even saved some without filling to eat for breakfast alongside my cup of tea and they were superb ;) Thanks for the recipe, Audra!
That sounds SO much better than the marshmallow!! Just made these. VERY sweet and messy.
Oh yes! I have been comparing recipes for these for some time but have yet to bite the bullet. Can you say which one this is from and what were the others…? Loving that baby Higo hand!!!
Sorry I totally forgot to link to the recipe I adapted from. This one was food.com, I tried 2 others from blogs and they just flopped for me. Maybe I made a mistake but there were just too many ingredients for my liking. These were perfect :)
I think I may know the recipes you speak of! That is good to know. These look and sound perfect, so yay for simpler ingredients!
These cookies look amazing- can’t wait to try this recipe out
They are SO good!
LOVE the baby Hugo hand…and I had to laugh that he stole a bite. Well…it had to happen sooner or later! And who could resist these?