Crazy soft, chewy Oatmeal Cream Pies that are every bit as delicious as Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pies!
These Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies copycat are melt-in-your-mouth addicting. The cookies are bursting with buttery, chewy, brown sugar, molasses oatmeal which sand which a luscious creamy vanilla center. After one bite, you will never want to buy Little Debbies’ Oatmeal Cream Pies ever again!
About these Oatmeal Cream Pies
Uploading this Oatmeal Cream Pie pictures makes me really, really want these soft an chewy cookies all over again – like, right NOW!
Growing up, we didn’t eat much sugar. For each of our kid birthdays (5 of us total) our wheels would spin for days trying to decide which “sugar cereal” we wanted for the special occasion. We were allowed to eat our birthday “sugar cereal” after a bowl of “healthy” cereal. To this day my favorite cereals are Wheat Chex and Grape Nuts – no sugar added. So it was on very special occasions that we bought anything Little Debbie’s, and when we did, Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies were always my first choice.
And now these Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies (barely adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction) are my first choice of any cookie, cake, brownie, pie – anything! because these Little Debbie’s Cream Pies are CRAZY GOOD!
What are Oatmeal Cream Pies?
If you didn’t grow up on Little Debbies Oatmeal Cream Pies, they are made of two large, soft, delicate, chewy, buttery, molasses oatmeal cookies sandwiching vanilla creme frosting filing that oozes to delight with each melt-in-your-mouth bite. And bite I did.
Remember when I said I wasn’t much of a sweets person? Well, maybe it just takes the most insanely delicious sweets to entice me because with these Oatmeal Cream Pies I was licking the beaters, licking my fingers, scraping the bowl, eating cookies fresh out of the oven (the cookies alone are going to be your favorite oatmeal cookie ever!!!). If I wasn’t planning on taking these cookies to someone, they wouldn’t have lasted another hour.
I am going to tell you right now these are not a diet cookie.
These ARE a crowd pleaser cookie.
A most requested cookie.
A better than original “Little Debbie’s” cookie.
A where have you been all my life? cookie.
A make in the middle of the day cookie so I don’t have to share kind of cookie.
If you don’t want to eat all of the Oatmeal Cream Pies all by yourself, plan on making them to share or for an event because I can tell you right now if they stay in your house you will eat every last one of them. Which is perfectly fine and you totally deserve it but in the case you have intentions of just “having one” I can tell you right now if they stay in your house, that isn’t happening.
No will power is strong enough to resist these soft and chewy oatmeal molasses vanilla cream stuffed cookies.
And once you taste them, you won’t won’t even want to try.
- 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter softened to room temperature (2.5 sticks)
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon dark molasses
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats NOT whole-rolled oats
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature (1.5 sticks)
- 3 cups Powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of salt, as needed
- MIX WET INGREDIENTS: With a stand or handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugars together at medium speed until light and creamy. Add egg, vanilla, and molasses, scraping down the sides as needed. Set aside.
- WHISK DRY INGREDIENTS: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Whisk it all around. Add the quick oats and combine. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients. The dough will be quite thick and you may have to mix it all by hand after a few seconds in the mixer.
- SHAPE COOKIES: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat. Drop dough with a large cookie scoop, or make sure each ball of dough is 3 tablespoons in measurement. Cookies will spread in the oven, so drop each ball of dough 2 inches apart.
- BAKE COOKIES: Bake for 10 minutes, until cookies are lightly golden around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- MAKE FILLING: With a stand or handheld mixer, beat butter for about 1 minute until creamy. Add the powdered sugar and mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Pour in heavy cream and vanilla extract. Mix on high for 3-4 minutes until fluffy. Taste and add a pinch or two of salt, as needed. If filling is way too thick, add a couple more teaspoons of heavy cream.
- ASSEMBLE: Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream filling on the bottom side of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies, right side up.
Tips and Tricks for Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies
Quick Oats: Old-fashioned whole rolled oats will not work in this recipe. You can make you own quick oats (like I did here) by measuring 3 cups of whole rolled oats and pulsing them in the food processor 4-5 times or until they resemble the consistency of quick oats.
Mix by hand: Once you mix the wet and dry ingredients, the cookie dough will be quite thick and you will have to stop the mixer and mix by hand.
Thin Cookies: We want the oatmeal cookies to spread into a thin cookie, so don’t chill the dough. If you need to make the dough beforehand and chill and to make later, then let dough come to room temperature before rolling. If you want a thicker cookie (not characteristic of Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies), then you can chill the dough.
Make Uniform cookie dough balls: We want the oatmeal cookies to be the same size because we are creating pies with two cookies so take care to use a cookies scoop or measure your dough so its the same size.
Smaller Cookies: These Oatmeal Cream Pies are quite large like the originals. I don’t suggest reducing the size or they will not be as chewy.
Cool Cookies Completely: Cool your oatmeal cookies completely before frosting otherwise they will fall apart and the frosting will melt.
Don’t Microwave Butter!: Don’t microwave the butter for the frosting to soften or else it will b too runny.
How do I store Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies?
Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Allow Oatmeal Cream Pies to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Can I freeze Oatmeal Cream Pies?
Yes! To freeze Oatmeal Cream Pies:
- Wrap each assembled cookie with filling individually in plastic wrap.
- Add cookies to a freezer bag and seal.
- When ready to eat, remove desired amount of cookies from freezer bag and let thaw on the counter for 15-20 minutes
Looking for more cookie Recipes?
- Nutella Cookies
- Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- S’more Cookies
- Turtle Cookies
- Carrot Cake Cake Cookies
- Caramel Brown Sugar Cookies
- Pumpkin Cookies
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