If you’re a fan of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, you should definitely try making them yourself! I’ll never have to buy the packaged kind again now that I have discovered this recipe from Delish Blog. These are very similar in taste and texture, but void of preservatives and artificial flavoring.
Sandwich cookies like these oatmeal cream pies are so forgiving, which is probably why I make them more often than other types of cookies. Even if the actual cookies don’t turn out as well as you had hoped, the thick layer of sweet frosting between them will make you forget any shortcomings.
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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe
Yield: About 24 sandwich cookies
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Cheap recipe tip: If you don't have powdered sugar on hand, make your own! Simply place desired amount of sugar in a food processor or blender, add a pinch of corn starch, and blend until you reach the consistency of powdered sugar.
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
For frosting filling:
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 to 2 tablespoons cream or half-and-half
To make cookies, combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir in beaten eggs, honey, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir to combine. Mix in oats. Chill cookie dough for an hour or so before baking to allow the dough to harden. To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Place dough by tablespoonfuls onto a large cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies are slightly browned. When done baking, place cookies on a cooling rack.
To make frosting filling, slowly mix together powdered sugar, butter, and cream. Add a bit more powdered sugar if the frosting is runny, or a bit more cream if the frosting is too dry.
Find two cookies about the same size (make sure the cookies are cool before assembling). Sandwich cookies together using a heaping teaspoonful of frosting.