The spring/summer version of Little Debbies’ Oatmeal Creme Pies! Soft and chewy buttery lemon oatmeal cookies sandwiching creamy raspberry frosting. The reason for raspberries. And lemon. And summer!
The first time I made these addicting cookies was a bright summer morning right before we were off to the beach. I packed up my new addiction and bought them to share with our beach going friends. They were gone in minutes. My selfish self secretly wished I had stashed a few away. My altruistic self wished I had doubled the batch. My practical self made them again the next day.
I adapted these from my all time favorite Little Debbies Oatmeal Creme Pies which I did not think could be improved upon BUT both Patrick and I love this lemon raspberry version even more! The impossible made possible. You have the same chewy, buttery oatmeal cookie enriched with lemon juice, lemon extract and lemon zest – so they are bright and citrusy but not so overpowering that you don’t taste the hints of cinnamon and cloves and of course they are packed with brown sugar and white sugar, and butter and oatmeal so even the dough is to live for.
The raspberry creme filling is lick the bowl delish with its luscious velvety cream frosting goodness infused with fresh raspberries and a hint of lemon extract. There is nothing like fresh raspberry frosting!
So creamy, so waiting to be topped with another soft lemon oatmeal cookie…
And then that magic moment when two large, soft, delicate, chewy, buttery, lemon oatmeal cookies unite sandwiching raspberry creme frosting filling that oozes to delight with each melt-in-your-mouth bite.
I wish that moment upon you soon.
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