Sunday, July 1, 2012

Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies

Who doesn’t have a soft spot in their heart (or stomach) for Little Debbie’s delectable treats? When it comes to her Oatmeal Cream Pies, I sure do!

This recipe is courtesy of my own Little Debbie, fellow nurse at Sacred Heart! Debbie is a fabulous baker and after trying her oatmeal cream pies I knew I wanted to give them a try. They were not hard to make and turned out fabulous! Make sure to give yourself plenty of time when baking these, since you need time while the cookies cool.

Oatmeal Cream Pies
1 ½ c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt (I never add salt you know!)
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
3 c. uncooked oats
1 ¼ c. (2 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
½ c. white sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream filling:
6 tsp. unsalted butter, softened
2-3 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbps. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375*. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
Wisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in oats. Set aside.
Beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well.

Using spoons, make rounded tablespoons and drop onto baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes. Allow the cookies to set on the pan for a couple minutes before removing to cooling racks. Allow cookies to fully cool before sandwiching.

Cream Filling:
Combine all ingredients and beat until combined. Increase the speed and mix till light and fluffy.

Match cookies so that each one has a comparable sized partner. Spread about 1 tablespoon of filling over the bottom side of the cookie. Then top with the cookie's partner, so that flat sides are together, with cream, creating a sandwich.
I packed up my oatmeal cream pies into a tin and took them across the country to Topsail Island, North Carolina for a 4th of July on the beach with my family! They loved them!!!
Adapted by my own Little Debbie from Bake or Break Recipes.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm they were so tasty!! The perfect treat for vacation :)