Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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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 stuff that should be avoided.

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?

How To Make Your Own 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


Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies
Yield: 24 sandwich cookies

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

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.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


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


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.

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.

10 Responses to “Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe”

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — May 30, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    These look like the real deal!!! I will be making these for my mom — these used to be one of her favorite indulgences.

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    Kristin — May 30, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    OMG these look AWESOME! I’m totally making them soon!

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    Eileen — May 30, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    OH MY. I don’t think I’ve eaten oatmeal cream pies in ten years–obviously they’re super processed etc–but these! These may have to happen sometime soon.

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    Meredith — June 1, 2012 @ 3:18 am

    Yum, those look incredible. Definitely going to make them.

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    Melissa Klotz — June 1, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    Little Debbie Oatmeal PIes were a staple in my house growing up, but when I moved out I started paying attention to what I eat and would never buy these… it’s been so so long, but this recipe looks super easy — all pantry staples and no overprocessed junk!!

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    Scott — June 4, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    As to the oatmeal: do you recommend plain old rolled oats, or would steel-cut or instant work?

    • Haley replied: — June 4th, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

      Definitely rolled oats, and preferably not the instant kind. Good question!

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    Dan — May 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

    Does this make 24 sandwich cookies, or 24 halves (which would be 12 sandwich cookies)?

    • Haley replied: — May 8th, 2017 @ 12:51 am

      Hi Dan – It’s been so long since I posted this recipe, I really can’t remember. But I think it all depends on how big you make the cookies. You could make bigger cookies and probably get 12 sandwiches – or you could make small ones and get 24 sandwiches. Sorry I can’t remember exactly!

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