Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies

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I found this recipe over at sallysbakingaddiction.com and thought I would give it a shot. I grew up on Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies being in the house, and although I don't often indulge in cookies now a days, it's always nice to have that one treat that brings you back. 

I'm not as confident at baking as I am at cooking, but I thought hey, why not, and the end result was DELICIOUS! 

The cookie is soft and chewy and the creme issweet and fluffy. Although not exactly like Little Debbie, it is still a very close second! 
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Step 1:

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Here is the group of ingredients needed for this recipe. 

1 and 1/4 cups unsalted butter (2.5 sticks), softened to room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon dark molasses
1 and 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)

Creme Filling
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons heavy cream (using anything with less fat will result in a much less creamy consistency)
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt, as needed

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First Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. 

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together the butter & sugars at medium speed until light and creamy. 

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Then add the egg, vanilla, and molasses. Make sure to stop and scrape the sides down as needed. 

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beat on medium until well blended. Set aside

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In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves

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Add the oats and mix well

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With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

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The dough will be quite thick and you may need to mix some of it by hand. 

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Next drop balls of dough on a lined cookie sheet. Dough will spread out during cooking, so make sure balls are far enough away from each other. 
Lindie1 year ago
OMG... I'm drooling! I love these!
blounsb9991 year ago
I think you will find that replacing the butter in the creme filling with vegetable shortening brings the flavor much closer to Little Debbie's.
christikosters (author)  blounsb9991 year ago
I will have to give that a try next time! Thanks for the suggestion :)
Totally trying this. I grew up on Little Debbie Creme Pies, but they are not what they used to be. Too waxy for me now, so this will be perfect!
Aw HELL Yeah!!! As a child of Dixie I am FEELIN' this one. Gonna definitely give this a try.
YUM I am drooling already :)
How many cookies did this recipe make?
christikosters (author)  nextwiggin41 year ago
It made a little over a dozen sandwiches, so about 2 dozen single cookies, closer to 2 and a half dozen.
MrRedBeard1 year ago
Ooooh they look delicious
Ooooh! I'd love to make these :)
lwilcox11 year ago
This is my second time making these in a week. Sooooo good!
Renee!1 year ago
Mmmm I love those things! They look fun to make, too ;)