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Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

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These Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies are soft oatmeal cookies with creamy centers. They are similar to the well-known “Little Debbie”, only better because they are homemade. These cookies are great for kids and adults! They make the perfect take-along snack for kids and will send adults into memories of childhood. These homemade cookies are so easy that you will be making them all the time.

Four oatmeal cream pies stacked on a purple napkin

This oatmeal cream pies

These cookies are adapted from my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and are almost as delicious as my pumpkin oatmeal cream pies.

Think of these as a Little Debbie copycat. You won’t be able to tell the difference.

This recipe calls for only brown sugar and a touch of molasses. The brown sugar gives the cookie a melt in your mouth texture.

The cream filling is so much better than the buttercream fillings you see in most cream-filled sandwich cookies. This recipe contains marshmallow fluff and it’s delicious!

An oatmeal cream pie cookie broken in half on a purple napkin.

Bake and fill

Be extra careful to not over bake the cookies. Pull them out of the oven right at the moment that the edges are set.

The center will look as if they are not done. That’s okay. The cookies will continue to cook as you let them rest on the pan. This will ensure the softest texture possible.

The crème filling is much better than those that mimic frosting. It contains marshmallow fluff! That alone should tell you how delicious it is.

Spread the filling over the underside of one cookie and sandwich the second cookie over the top.

Two oatmeal cream pie cookies stacked on a purple napkin.
Four oatmeal cream pies stacked on a purple napkin

Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

Yield: 11 sandwich cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies are soft oatmeal cookies with creamy centers. They are similar to the well-known “Little Debbie”, only better because they are homemade. These cookies are great for kids and adults! They make the perfect take-along snack for kids and will send adults into memories of childhood. These homemade cookies are so easy that you will be making them all the time.

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats

For the cream filling

  • 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow fluff
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the sugar, beat until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Beat in the molasses and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat on low speed just until combined. With a silicone whisk, gently stir in the oats.
  4. Roll the dough out into 2 tablespoon sized balls. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Make the cream filling: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended and fluffy. Spread the cream over the bottom side of one cookie, top with a second cookie to form a sandwich.

Notes

Make ahead tip

  1. The cookies will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 11 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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