Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade Little Debbies: Oatmeal Cream Pies

I am happy to report that I am not the only person who has been craving Oatmeal Cream Pies... I think mine started when I saw and empty wrapper lying on the sidewalk.  Bake Perfection seemed to have the same "Oh my gosh I need to make some of those now!" thought when she decided to make hers.  I had been trying to decide what to take for my friends Superbowl party, I was told I needed to bring something amazing and sweet.  These had to be up for the task.

And that they were! I would have liked the cream to be a bit more flavorful, but they were still really good.  I started making the cookies a bit big I think, so I started making smaller ones and ended up with 20 1/2 pies.    If you're having trouble finding the marshmallow fluff like I was, check the jelly and peanut butter section... it was tucked right in there. 

Homemade Oatmeal Cream PiesMakes 20 to 24 pies
Love the retro fluff label
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
Cream Filling
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Look at all those cookies! (& that mixer:)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.  Set aside.
  3.  In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.  Add in eggs, beating after each.  Finally beat in molasses and vanilla. 
  4.  Add to the flour mixture to creamed mixture and beat until just blended; mix in the oats with a wooden spoon. 
  5.  Drop dough by tablespoons on parchment lined sheets, with plenty of space in between. 
  6.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just starting to brown around the edges, they will look underbaked in the center.  Let sit on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. While the last cookies bake, prepare the filling: In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. Set aside and allow this to cool. 
  8.  Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl; mix on high until fluffy (3-4 minutes). Add the cooled salt water and mix well. 
  9.  Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press second cookie on top. 

1 comment:

  1. Yum! These were delicious! I'm glad someone else recognizes that even though "Little Debbie" is the brand name, it most often specifically refers to the Oatmeal Cream Pies! Woot woot!