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Oatmeal Creme Pies

These oatmeal creme pies will take you back to the days of school and lunch boxes

I had a hard craving for oatmeal creme pies last week. You know the Little Debbie ones that you’d get in your lunchbox? I swear to you I could eat 3-4 of them. It was kind of disgusting but I was a kid, I didn’t have a care in the world. I knew I had to make these.

But before I get to how delicious they were, let’s talk about how I literally almost lost an eye or ruined my cornea making these!

I was getting ready to scoop the cookie dough batter onto my prepared baking sheets. I went to grab the cookie dough scoop out of the drawer and at this point I was looking at the back of the scoop and when I went to squeeze the handles, it didn’t budge. I squeezed harder and it didn’t budge either. So then I flipped over the scoop so the front was facing me and I squeezed even harder then a hardened piece of sugar or something flew extremely fast in my direction and hit me right between my eyebrows. Seriously, if it had gone any other way, it would’ve hit me directly in one of my eyes and I bet you I would’ve had some sort of eye injury because whatever that hardened piece was that hit me right between my eyebrows, it HURT. A LOT. I kind of freaked out. I know, I sound so dumb and making this all traumatic but I really was scared! I couldn’t stop thinking if that had gone into my eye!

Moral of the story? Make sure your cookie dough scoop is super clean and if you can’t squeeze the handles, don’t flip it over and stare at it & wonder why the handles are stuck while squeezing the handles.

Besides that scary incident, these almost-eye-destroying cookies are awesome. I think they taste exactly like the Little Debbie’s oatmeal cream pies. They’re even better the next day too. The cookies aren’t hard like regular cookies. They’re really soft in the middle and the creme in the middle is so perfect. It’s a pretty big “sandwich” but they definitely hit the spot and cured the craving.

Aren’t you glad I survived the cookie dough scoop incident to be able to type this up to tell you & share with you this delicious recipe? :)


Oatmeal Creme Pies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: 12 pies
 
Ingredients:
  • For the cookies:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1½ cup quick oats
  • For the filling:
  • 7 oz. marshmallow fluff
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Then add the molasses, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well incorporated.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat until all is combined. Stir in the oats.
  4. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Don't overcook them! They will look moist when you take them out of the oven but that's what you want for a soft cookie!
  6. Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. While cookies are cooling, make your filling.
  8. In another bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the marshmallow fluff and butter for 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until light and fluffy then set aside.
  9. To assemble the creme pies, use the cookie scoop you used for the cookie (cleaned, of course) and scoop marshmallow fluff on the bottom side of one cookie, then take another cookie and sandwich it together.
  10. Continue until all the cookies have been made into sandwiches.
  11. Store in airtight container up to a week, I suggest putting it in the fridge and then setting them out half an hour prior to eating so the fluff will soften up.
Notes:
Cookie recipe from Kids in the Sink

 

41 COMMENTS

  1. 07/16/2012 at 7:14 am

    These are one of my favorite snacks to make my kiddos. They love them! I even have a chocolate version on my blog, had to change it up a bit one day.

    So glad you didn’t hurt your eye. Totally something I would have done, starting right at it!!!

  2. 07/16/2012 at 7:49 am

    Well, I am glad your eye is intact. Because that would have sucked.
    These oatmeal creme pies, however, do not suck!

  3. 07/16/2012 at 8:15 am

    Oh my goodness!!! So glad that you are ok! Crazier things happen in our kitchens… :)

    These look SO delicious. Love oatmeal cream pies. Will have to try these homemade!

  4. 07/16/2012 at 8:39 am

    Oh, childhood memories…..
    Who knew you needed safty glasses to bake with :)

  5. 07/16/2012 at 8:41 am

    I’m glad your eyesight survived! And I too could sadly eat 3 or 4 of these. For reals.

  6. 07/16/2012 at 9:12 am

    My cookie scoop is always getting stuck, I will take note of your words of warning though and definitely not try and unstick it anywhere it could do some damage!

    I’ve never seen oatmeal creme pies here but I bet they taste amazing!

  7. 07/16/2012 at 9:19 am

    So glad you’re okay! And good thing you have these to comfort you :)

  8. 07/16/2012 at 9:20 am

    I am so glad it didn’t damage your eye! My son had a piece of plastic hit him in the eye, luckily on the white part and it left a scar. It is so scary how fast something like that happens. Oatmeal cream pies are a favorite at our house, they especially love the giant ones from Sam’s Club. I will have to try these!

  9. 07/16/2012 at 9:21 am

    Glad you are ok! Love these little pies!

  10. 07/16/2012 at 9:38 am

    These look amazing! I will have to make them and bring them in to work for a nice afternoon treat. Thanks!

  11. 07/16/2012 at 9:44 am

    So glad you didn’t hurt your eye! And these pies look phenomenal! I think I could eat about 5 in one sitting.

  12. 07/16/2012 at 9:51 am

    Oh these just look so delicious!!!

  13. 07/16/2012 at 10:12 am

    You’re probably not gonna believe me when I say this, but I never had one of those Little Debbie pies! I definitely had my fair share of twinkies and yodels though, just never any Little Debbie products. Maybe my mom had some secret dislike of Debbie? ;) Regardless, love this homemade version!

  14. 07/16/2012 at 10:16 am

    I loved those little Debbie’s pies! But they were seriously Never Big enough, hence the Eat 5 As Fast As You Can mentality… I’ll take 5 and try to savor them. Not likely – cause they look Way To Tasty.

  15. 07/16/2012 at 11:20 am

    I’m pretty sure I could have downed an entire box of the Little Debbit pies as a child, addicting! Can’t wait to give this homemade version a try!

  16. 07/16/2012 at 11:35 am

    These cookies look amazing!

  17. 07/16/2012 at 12:26 pm

    Sometimes I am amazed that we still have all our body parts considering how much time we spend in the kitchen and all the blunt, sharp objects we use. Glad your eye is okay. I have still never gotten over my pyrex explosion…you can’t forget that crap!!

    Your little pies are adorable…I want!

  18. We’re so glad you liked these! And don’t worry, we would have totally been freaking out too if something came flying towards our eye! Glad your vision is intact!

  19. 07/16/2012 at 1:21 pm

    No lie, Julie… I have oatmeal creme pies on my to-bake list!! I can’t wait to make them. But maybe you can send me some of your beauties and save me the effort? I don’t live that far. ;)

  20. 07/16/2012 at 1:28 pm

    I’m glad you survived that incident, that seriously would have sucked so bad! I will keep you in mind and make sure my scoopers are properly cleaned of all debris. And those cookies are super cute!

  21. 07/16/2012 at 1:44 pm

    I pined this so eff-ing quick. Beautiful!

  22. 07/16/2012 at 1:57 pm

    lol almost eye destroying cookies. Well I’m glad you’re not hurt and that these turned out!

  23. 07/16/2012 at 2:17 pm

    LOVE these! That happens to me all the time with my cookie scoop, I guess I need to be more careful about cleaning it (I can be lazy!) These are so great!

  24. 07/16/2012 at 2:27 pm

    I loved these!! Thank goodness you survived the great cookie scoop escapade to bring them to us. :)

  25. 07/16/2012 at 4:15 pm

    Oh yum! I’ve made these before but used buttercream. Now I want to try them with the marshmallow filling :)

  26. 07/16/2012 at 8:58 pm

    These look so fabulous and bring back so many childhood memories. Thank you for risking your eyes for us Julie! I cannot wait to make these and reminisce!

  27. 07/16/2012 at 10:13 pm

    I used to love oatmeal pies as a kid and yours look so much better than the packaged ones! Delish!

  28. 07/17/2012 at 12:27 am

    Your cookie dough scoop incident is totally something I would have an issue with as well. I’m such a mess!

    I haven’t had one of those oatmeal pies in foreeeverrr! But, they were so good. I remember I first saw them on Honey I Shrunk the Kids and then I really wanted to try one, lol! I bet your homemade version is way better!

  29. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme
    07/17/2012 at 10:32 am

    I have been seriously craving these lately, now I DEFINITELY need to make some! These looks perfect! Glad you are ok!!

  30. 07/17/2012 at 10:47 am

    Um, yeah, I totally loved these as a kid growing up. I need to make these right now!

  31. 07/17/2012 at 10:53 am

    these sound just wonderful – i could soooo go for one right now. =) and glad to hear that your eye survived the near-dilemma – thank goodness!

  32. 07/17/2012 at 8:34 pm

    I have made oatmeal cream pies ones. They were very good, but they looked nowhere near as good as these! I can’t look away!

  33. 07/17/2012 at 9:42 pm

    Reason # 238 being an adult can suck: you can’t stuff your face care free with little debbie’s anything and everything! Or can you…?

    Julie, I’m in serious swoon-town over these little oatmeal cream pies – LoVe!

  34. 07/17/2012 at 10:46 pm

    How embarrassing would it be to injure your eye and then have to tell people it was a cookie injury?!

    These are awesome! I love Oatmeal Creme Pies and could totally eat an entire box of them in one sitting.

  35. 07/17/2012 at 11:05 pm

    I am glad you nothing really bad happened, although I know it must have hurt. But these creme pies look adorable.

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  36. 07/18/2012 at 10:39 am

    Well I’m glad you didn’t loose an eye…. that would have been traumatic to say the least. As for these creme pies… childhood comfort food. LOVED those Little Debbie treats!

  37. 07/18/2012 at 4:02 pm

    Glad to hear/read the cookie incident/accident although it hurt left you with no major eye-sight problems.
    The cookies look great, i could easily eat a couple of these

  38. 07/18/2012 at 9:47 pm

    Yikes, that’s scary, glad you’re ok! I made a version of these a few months ago and seriously could have eaten the whole batch myself. Yours look awesome, they really do satisfy the Little Debbie craving :)

  39. 07/19/2012 at 9:16 pm

    Oh man Julie you seriously make me laugh!!!! We really are long lost bffs bc I freak out the same way! I always think “what if?!?!” so silly! But these cookies look awesome! And I love your new watermark. I like how you’re matching it to the food :) sorry for the delay on commenting, Sydney is just too much fun!!!

  40. 07/20/2012 at 12:18 pm

    I’m glad you survived the cookie making experience!! and I have to admit – I still love the Little Debbie treats. But I’m sure I’d like these even more!

  41. 03/12/2013 at 12:01 am

    What a great thing, oatmeal creme pies are! I used your frosting recipe which is amazeballs. I could eat it by the tubful. Thanks!!

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