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.

If you’re searching for a soft oatmeal cookie with a creamy center, look no further than these super easy oatmeal cream pies.

Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

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.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yields: 11 sandwich cookies
Calories: 492
Author: Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

For the cream filling

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 492kcal

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Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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46 Comments

  • Megan

    Hi, I’m recently dairy free for my nursling. Can I make these Wth all shortening and no butter? How do you think it’ll turn out?

  • Elizabeth

    I bake often and am always looking for new recipes. I often make copycat Little Debbies for my nephew, who can’t have the original due to an allergy. I generally use a standard oatmeal cookie recipe and buttercream frosting. I have to admit…I was a bit of a skeptic about two elements of this recipe…not sure I would like the addition of molasses, and I abhor marshmallow (and especially marshmallow fluff!). I thought I’d make the frosting but not use it if I didn’t like it.

    I am so, so glad I tried this! The cookies were soft, chewy, and delicious! The frosting doesn’t taste overtly of marshmallow, and has perfect texture and flavor. I’m hooked! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Cora Kendrick

    I absolutely L-O-V-E these cookies! I made them last fall for the football team when it was my turn to bring a dessert. They were a big hit. Do you think they would travel well? I thought about sending them to my daughter in college. It takes about 3 days for a package to arrive. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. I also started following you on Instagram. You take such beautiful photos!

    • Jen Sobjack

      The cookie needs both butter and shortening so it doesn’t spread too much. You could try using all butter but the result will not be the same as pictured. Shortening is also needed for the filling. Butter will not work.