Oatmeal Cream Pies – Way Back Wednesday

Welcome to another edition of Way Back Wednesday. This week, featuring my very own Oatmeal Cream Pies from last October. These received raves at a party that I brought them to. Enjoy.

The original post:

Confession time. I’ve had crushes on girls. I’ll let that sink in a moment.

In fact, my first crush was a delightful gal. Her name was Debbie and she always wore a jaunty hat. She was also pretty small in stature, and many referred to her as Little Debbie. Sorry about that, couldn’t resist.  Nor could I resist Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies when I was a young whippersnapper. I’d see the new box in the cupboard on Wednesday nights. Wednesday was the regular day for the Derr family grocery shopping trip to Buehler’s in Wadsworth. It was my favorite night of the week.

I haven’t had a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie in years. And I’ve always wondered why they spelled Creme like that. It always seemed so exotic to me, so fancy. Yep, these are the things a young gay kid in a small town obsesses about.

Anywho, I’d been thinking about these treats for a while, so over the weekend I got to work. And here’s the result.

A few notes: First, be sure to line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. These are sticky cookies. Second, the recipe for the filling makes more than you’ll need for the 18 finished pies. Don’t worry, refrigerate the extra for a snack another day. It would be great for frosting cupcakes, dipping fruit into, or just eating by the spoonful. Yes, I’ve done that, and we all know you have too. So don’t judge me.

Oatmeal Cream Piesa made by mike original

For the cookies:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Beat butter, sugar and honey in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Reduce the mixer to low and add the oat and flour mixture. Beat until combined. Cover dough and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a 1.75 inch ice cream scoop, drop 6 scoops of dough (about 2 tablespoons each) onto a lined baking sheet. Leaving at least 3 inches between each cookie. Using wet fingers, flatten each cookie slightly. Bake 15 minutes, until cookies are golden. Allow the cookies to cool at  least 5 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the cream filling:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat butter and confectioners sugar until smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add cream and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

To assemble the oatmeal cream pies, place about 1 tablespoon of cream filling on the back side of one cookie. Gently place the second cookie over the cream and press until it reaches the edge of the cookies.

About mike @ made by mike

Blogger. Baker. Picture Taker. I live near Akron, Ohio with my partner Greg, Ted the wonder dog, and a pantry full of flour and sugar.

Posted on May 23, 2012, in Food & Drink, Way Back Wednesdays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. OMG…you’re killing me here :) Indiana is fairly close…want to make a special delivery? LOL

  2. These look amazing! Oatmeal cream pies were always my favorite. You seem to be cooking through all of my childhood sweets and making them much, much better!

  3. Used to get these in my lunchbox, takes me back to grade school :-)

  4. omg these looks amazing! i haven’t had an oatmeal creme pie since i lived back at home in Georgia! i don’t even think i’ve seen them here in Tokyo – it might be one of those classics that haven’t made it yet. yummy – great photos too :)

  5. These look terrific! I was wondering how you were going to recreate that distinctive sweet flavor, and I think it might be the honey. I’ll be adding to my ever-growing “to try” list of recipes :P

  6. You make all the stuff I love! I haven’t had those little debbie pies in years. I am sure yours are better! I bet those store bought ones would be a huge disappointment these days!

  7. These are beautiful! Are they as good as they look?!

  8. You look more like my plumber then a baker yet….Yum these look fab, and are photographed so swell. I really found your accompaning story fun too. Thanks for visiting Boomdeeadda.

  9. I certainly cannot judge you for eating the filling by the spoonful. Last week I made cupcakes and caught myself squeezing the frosting from the pastry bag onto my finger and eating it. These little pies look delish!

  10. These look gorgeous and with cinnamon, honey and oats I’m definitely going to give them a try!

  11. These look amazing. Your blog is my food porn. :)

  12. Thanks for checking out my strawberry shortcake. These look ridiculously delicious, and they definitely give me flashbacks!

  13. OH MY YUM! This post made my stomach growl. They look delicious and so fulfilling.

  14. Reblogged this on T-Fun World and commented:
    Sounds amazing! An instant classic!

  15. These look delicious! I’ve been wanting to make Oatmeal Sandwich cookies for a while now. They remind me of when I was little!

  16. Great recipe. I loved oatmeal cream pies as a kid, and these looks just as awesome. Ha, I mean better!

  17. Wonderful memories! Living in the UK now we don’t get such delicacies but oh, back in the day, a Little Debbie oatmeal pie was just the thing to brighten my day. I’m sure these are way superior though. I had a look at the ingredients one time when I was over and I about fell over :D

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These oatmeal cream pies look delicious. I am just starting to get into baking so I might have to give these a shot. Thanks for sharing :)

  19. These look unbelievably delicious! I will be trying them out ASAP.

  20. I used to love Little Debbie oatmeal pies, but we got some a few years ago and they were just sweet without much flavor. Your recipe is definitely going on the list to try one of these days! They look fabulous!

  21. YUM!!! So glad I found your blog today!

  22. daisyraytheclown

    I had forgotten about the very existence of oatmeal cream pies!! Now you’re making me craze some. Aghhhh!

  23. those look awesome!

  24. Hello, for all time i used to check web site posts here in the early hours in the morning, because
    i love to learn more and more.

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