Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DIY Oatmeal Creme Pies



If you LOVE Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, I have a recipe for you!

We love oatmeal creme pies, so I thought I would search to find a recipe for them. I found a YUMMY one!


DIY Oatmeal Creme Pies




What you'll need:

Cookies: 
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


Directions: 

Cookies ~ 
  1. First Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together the butter & sugars at medium speed until light and creamy. 
  3. Then add the egg, vanilla, and molasses. Make sure to stop and scrape the sides down as needed. 
  4. Beat on medium until well blended. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
  6. Add the oats and mix well.
  7. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  8. The dough will be quite thick and you may need to mix some of it by hand. 
  9. Next drop 1/2 inch 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. 
  10. Bake for 10 minutes, until cookies are lightly golden around the edges. 
  11. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Be careful when transferring them because they will be very soft. 

For the filling ~
  1. With a stand or handheld mixer, beat butter for about 1 minute until creamy. 
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes. 
  3. Pour in heavy cream and vanilla extract. 
  4. Mix on high for 3-4 minutes until fluffy. 
  5. Taste and add a pinch or two of salt, as needed. 
  6. If filling is way too thick, add a couple more teaspoons of heavy cream.


After cookies have cooled, spread one side with enough creme for your liking and sandwich together with another cookie. 


Do you have any DIY recipes that you have found that you would like to share?




I loved these cookies, and so did my hubby and girls! You can find the original recipe at Sallys Baking Addiction

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