These homemade oatmeal cream pies are better than the real thing! Two soft, chewy cookies are sandwiched together with a creamy frosting.

Homemade oatmeal cream pies: Two oatmeal cookies are sandwiched together with a sweet frosting.

If you’re a fan of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, you should definitely try making the copycat version 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, artificial flavors, and other ingredients that you might want to avoid. When you make them homemade, you know exactly what’s in them.

Homemade oatmeal cream pies: A copycat Little Debbie recipe. Give them a try!

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.

Frosting fixes everything, right?

Homemade oatmeal cream pies: Click through for recipe!

How To Make Homemade Powdered Sugar At Home

The frosting filling for this cookie calls for powdered sugar. If you don’t have powdered sugar on hand, you can make your own at home.

This is a great trick to have up your sleeve when you are out of confectioners sugar and want to avoid making another  trip to the grocery store.

How to make homemade powdered sugar

You can store these cookies in an airtight container, refrigerated, for several days. Or make them ahead of time and store in the freezer in an airtight container.

Homemade oatmeal cream pies: A copycat Little Debbie recipe. Give them a try!

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Yield: 24 sandwich cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This copycat Little Debbie recipe can be made into regular-sized or bite-sized cookies. Just remember to reduce the baking time slightly if you decide to make smaller cookies.


For cookies

  • 1 3/4 cup 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 (old-fashioned)

For frosting filling

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cream or half-and-half


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To assemble cookies: Find two cookies about the same size (make sure the cookies are cool before assembling). Sandwich cookies together using a heaping teaspoonful of frosting.

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