These scrumptious Oatmeal Creme Pies are a homemade version of my childhood favorites. Chewy oatmeal cookies sandwich a delectable marshmallow creme based filling.
Store bought treats were rare in my childhood home, but on occasion, my mom would bring home Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. They disappeared in a red hot minute. And believe it or not, this homemade version is even better than my memories of these sweet sandwich treats!
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Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
Growing up, there were certain grocery store items my sisters and I were hoping would be in our mother’s shopping cart. I was always pining for Archway Pecan Sandies, boxed gingersnaps, and Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. But my mom was very frugal and those types of splurges didn’t happen very often.
But fast forward to college. Thank goodness the shelves were usually stocked with Little Debbies on our 2 AM post bar sprees to Quik Trip or whatever 24-hour convenience store was closest. I hadn’t thought of these sandwich cookies in years, but once I spotted a copycat recipe on my friend, Jen’s blog, I knew I’d have to bake up a batch.
Tips for Making These Soft and Chewy Sandwich Cookies
- I tweaked Jen’s recipe a wee bit, adding ginger to the cookie recipe and butter to the filling instead of shortening. Butter trumps shortening 99% of the time, though the latter is great for making a flaky pie crust.
- I also made 12 Oatmeal Creme Pies instead of 20. They had to be BIG like the original Little Debbie version. Feel free to make any size you like, but make sure to adjust your baking time if you elect to make smaller cookies.
- Using a spatula to tap the oatmeal cookies into perfect rounds as soon as they come out of oven, makes for better looking sandwich cookies.
- Also, using a cookie disher to make consistent sized cookies is extremely helpful.
- I like using an offset spatula to spread frosting on these cookies.
The result was soft and chewy cookies with a spectacular marshmallow filling! My friends proclaimed them better than Little Debbies! I thought so, too! I hope you’ll try this classic!!!
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Oatmeal Creme Pies
Chewy oatmeal cookies filled with a marshmallow cream frosting recreate a childhood favorite!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 14 minutes
- Total Time: 44 minutes
- Yield: 12 large cookies
- Category: Dessert, Cookies
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup butter.at room temperature
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Cream butter and sugars. Add molasses, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, cinnamon and ginger, and mix well.
- Add oatmeal, and mix until combined. Add flour and mix until just incorporated.
- Using a cookie disher if available, drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes.
- For filling, mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and fluffy.
- Frost flat side of half of the cooled cookies, and sandwich together with an unfrosted cookie.
Adapted from Jen’s Favorite Cookies