Oatmeal creme pies will always be one of my favorite junk foods. My family did not keep sweets and soda on hand, but they were a really amazing treat every once in a while.
But the ingredients label is scary*. And I have to admit Debbie's version is a little too syrupy-sweet for me. So here's my version. :)
So go make your own oatmeal creme pies!
Corn Syrup, Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1]Riboflavin [Vitamin B2]Folic Acid)Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil with TBHQ to Preserve Flavor, Dextrose, Water, Oats, Sugar, Molasses, Raisins, contains 2% or less of each of the Following: Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Ammonium Bicarbonate)Whey [Milk]Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60)Salt, Cornstarch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Eggs, Interesterfied Palm and Palm Kernel Oils, Soybean Oil, Sorbic Acid (To Retain Freshness)Cocoa, Colors (Caramel Color, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Beta Carotene, Turmeric, Annatto Extract, Yellow 5)Egg Whites, Citric Acid, Pectin, Sodium Citrate, Coconut (Sulfite Treated to Preserve Color)Evaporated Apples (Sulfite Treated to Preserve Color)Nonfat Dry Milk, Carrageenan, Spices, Rice Flour.
Step 1: Ingredients + hardware!
- 1 cup margarine/butter, unsalted at room temp.
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats (you can use steel cut - I'm using those - or regular)
For the cream filling:
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter/margarine, at room temperature - new and important update! the best ratio I've found is 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening.
- 1 cup confectioners/powdered sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1 1/4 cups marshmallow fluff (slightly less than the amount in a 7 oz. bottle)
- an oven heated to 350 F
- cookie sheets
- mixing bowls
- hand mixer/stand mixer
- cooling racks