Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pinterest: Oatmeal Cream Pies...Homemade

These are delicious. 

The cookies are full of flavour and great texture.

Neither the cookie or cream filling are too sweet...they are just right together {or alone! Although, I don't know why anyone would just eat the filling by itself :P} That top cookie is just bursting with yummy-ness ;)

These are so simple to make and assemble. You can make the cookies ahead of time and fill on the day you would like to eat them. Keep them in a cool spot.

These were the first batch I made and the cookies were a bit thick to my liking. I have since made them thinner and they resemble Little Debbie's Oatmeal cream pies...much better though ;)

I would rate this a smashing success from my Pinterest cookie board! Try're bound to love 'em!


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats

Cream Filling

2 teaspoons hot water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream {This must be an American thing, b/c here I can only find Marshmallow for me!}
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.  In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add in eggs, beating after each. Finally beat in molasses {I add about a tablespoon more} and vanilla.  Add to the flour mixture to creamed mixture and beat until just blended; mix in the oats with a wooden spoon.  Drop dough by tablespoons on parchment lined sheets, with plenty of space in between.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just starting to brown around the edges.  Let sit on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

While the cookies bake prepare the filling. In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. Set aside and allow this to cool.  Combine marshmallow cream {Fluff :)}, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl; mix on high until fluffy (3-4 minutes) {If you're using Fluff, just mix until combined.}.  Add the cooled salt water and mix well.  Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top.