As a child (oh, and let’s be honest – even well into adulthood) I was a big fan of Little Debbie’s oatmeal cream pies. They can be a little too sweet for me sometimes, and when I came across a recipe on Pinterest it really appealed to me to try a recipe that’d be fresh and have a little more depth of flavor. These are great! The cookies have a little spice to them from cinnamon and molasses, which balances out the sweetness of the filling perfectly. The only challenge is making sure you get them baked just enough. Too much, and you’ll have crispy wafers; too little, and you get doughy cookies that won’t hold up.
Cream Filling Ingredients:
- 1 cup butter
- 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
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
Cream Filling Ingredients:
- 2 teaspoons very hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- In large bowl, cream butter, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
- Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Add to the creamed mixture; mix in the oats.
- Drop dough by the tablespoon on ungreased sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes,or until just starting to brown around the edges.
- They will look moist; don’t overcook.
- While the cookies bake prepare the filling.
- In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water, then set aside and allow to cool.
- Combine marshmallow cream, shortning, powdered sugar, and vanilla in med bowl; mix on hi until fluffy.
- Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
- Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, and press second cookie on top.
PS~These cookies are REALLY good on their own, too – you could add in chocolate chips, raisins, or any other favorite if you’d like.
Is that pic the ones that you made? They look almost like the real thing there! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to give it a shot. :)
Yes, they are the ones I made. They aren’t quite as perfectly round :) but they are very similar to the store-bought ones… just a little less sweet, which is nice! Let me know how yours turn out if you try them!
I think yours actually look better (and more like the “real thing”) than the ones in the recipe you linked to. So awesome! I will let you know how they come out when I make them. :) Thanks again!
Those look TO DIE FOR!!! I have to say besides the small chocolate frosted mini donuts…the oatmeal creme pie was my fave as a kid!
Ooooooh chocolate frosted donuts. That would be fun to make from scratch too!