Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I've had a craving for oatmeal cream pies for quite a while now. There's just something I love about oatmeal cookies, especially cream filled ones. So yesterday afternoon when I had some free time I decided to bake a batch of them. They're a little time consuming to make, but they turned out really well. I'd even go as far as to say they taste a little better than their Little Debbie counterpart. They are less sweet and have a lot more flavor to them. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Cream Pies
Ingredients
1 c. + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 c. quick rolled oats
¾ c. dark brown sugar
¼ c. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. molasses
½ c. (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 eggs
¼ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream filling:
6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 c. whole milk
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:
1. To make the cream filling, whisk together the flour and milk in a small saucepan placed over medium heat. Whisk continuously until it begins to thicken... really watch it. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, until the mixture has the consistency of pudding. Remove from heat, whisk out all clumps, and place in refrigerator to cool completely. The mixture must be chilled all of the way thorough before adding it to the butter, or it will melt it.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt for 2 minutes on medium-high speed, using the whisk attachment. Add flour and milk mixture. Beat on high for 6-8 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy (and slightly resembles whipped cream). Chill in refrigerator until needed.3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat mat, set aside.
4. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter, sugars, molasses, vanilla and eggs until creamy, about 2 minutes..
5. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, oats, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture. Once incorporated, remove and  place dough into the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
6 Scoop dough using a standard size scoop (I use a #20, or approximately 3 tbsp.) onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown around the edges- they will look moist in the center, so don't overcook.
7. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling (10 minutes or so).
8. Use knife or piping bag to spread the cooled filling on the flat side of one cookie, press second cookie on top. Continue until remaining cookies and filling are gone.
NOTE: I prefer these cookies after they have sat overnight. I think that the flavor really intensifies once the cookie has been sandwiched with the filling!
Life Made Simple | Makes approximately 12 pies

15 Comments:

  1. Ooh, yes please, I'll take a dozen! These look yummy. I would love to invite you to our Fabulous Friday link party sometime to share your goodness. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  2. Oh my, those look good! I remember when my older brother and were little we would beg mom for the Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies. I'll definitely have to make these! :)

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  3. I've been making these using another online recipe. I see your ingredients are different. And I just bought some molasses because I wanted to start experimenting with it. Thanks for this recipe - I'm going to give it a try!
    - via The Country Cook Weekend Potluck

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  4. These look perfect and sound fabulous! MMMM! I made something similar about 30 years ago and need to try them again - thanks for sharing. Sooo glad you linked up at Weekend Potluck - please come back again soon.

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  5. These look heavenly, they were my favorite cookies growing up :) Thanks for sharing this recipe, I can't wait to make them!

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  6. These are AWESOME! I'm going to have to give this a try.

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  7. These look absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to make them! Thanks!

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  8. I love these - thank you for sharing your recipe. :)

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  9. These look amazing! They were my fave lunchbox treats as a kid, thanks for sharing your recipe! Can't wait to try it!!

    ~Jen

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  10. Oh how my husband would love me for making these! :) He loves oatmeal creme pies. I'd love to invite you to join our Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes. I know my readers will love your ideas!
    Happy Weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-14-1st-week-of-summer/

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  11. OMGosh, these look SO good. I can taste that creamy center now :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  12. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try them soon. These are one of my guilty pleasures at the store lol

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven't already :)

    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  13. Oatmeal cream pies are one of my absolute favorites to eat!! I love that they can be made at home, although I have a feeling I would eat every single one!!! Yum!!!

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  14. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about favourite foods from childhood. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

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  15. I just made this recipe cookies came out well however I think my filling is too soggy.. but I'm not sure it's from the heat in my kitchen so I just threw it into the fridge I used butter instead of shortening for the filling if it's still too thin I think I'll throw more marshmallow fluff in :)

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