Oatmeal Cream Pies

filed under: Cookies · Dessert on June 17, 2020

Oatmeal Cream Pies are soft oatmeal cookies with a creamy, marshmallow layer that will remind you of the classic Little Debbie snack. Try my Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal for another baked oatmeal treat.

Oatmeal Cream Pies

If this treat sounds familiar, you are probably thinking of the Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies that have been around since the 1960s. In fact, their Creme Pies were the first snack they ever made under that Little Debbie name. I remember opening those individually wrapped snacks and biting into the softest, creamiest, and yummiest treat! Now, it’s easy to make my own Oatmeal Cream Pies without any added preservatives.

Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies Stacked in White Ceramic Dish

Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

There are two parts to this recipe–the soft and chewy oatmeal cookies and the cream filling.

Cookies Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • All-purpose flour
  • Old-fashioned oats–Also known as rolled oats, this is your best bet when baking cookies and muffins since they cook in about 5 minutes. You could also get away with using quick oats, but the texture will be a bit different. Do not use instant oatmeal in this recipe.
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon

Filling Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Marshmallow creme
  • Whole milk

Hand Holding One Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookie

Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Don’t skimp on the sugars in this recipe. Have you ever noticed that the ratios of sugar in most cookie dough recipes are higher than other baked goods? That is because not all of the sugar dissolves during mixing, which is good! The dough will soften and spread while baking as more sugar dissolves ensuring the classic cookie shape and texture.

If you happen to use less sugar than the recipe calls for your final cookie could puff up more and the texture could be less chewy. In addition, recipes with brown sugar will absorb moisture after baking which helps to ensure that they stay chewy, which is perfect for this recipe.

To make the oatmeal cookies, get out your stand mixed with the paddle attachment. Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined. With the mixer off, add the flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix on low until everything is combined.

Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight. There is no need to cover the dough if you are letting it chill for just 30 minutes. If you keep it overnight, press some plastic wrap down onto the dough to keep it covered. 

Baking Oatmeal Cookies

After you have let the cookie dough chill, it’s time to bake the cookies. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop (I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop) to drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. The top of the cookie may appear a little wet, but they will continue to bake out of the oven. Bake them for at least 8 minutes since you don’t want to eat raw cookies. Let the cookies slightly cool before moving them to a cooling rack. As they are cooling, get the marshmallow filling made.

Overhead of Scattered Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies with One Frosted with Buttercream

How to Make the Filling

Although you may want to enjoy the oatmeal cookies as is (I always have a few right away😊 ), don’t forget about the marshmallow filling! To make the filling, simply mix together the butter, sugar, and marshmallow creme. I gave you a range of milk measurements to add to your preference. You want the filling to be spreadable. Spread the filling onto the bottoms of half of the cookies. Then, top with the other half of the cookies. I made 24 cookies in this batch which turned into 12 oatmeal cream pies. Enjoy!

How to Store Oatmeal Cream Pies

You can keep these oatmeal cream pies in an airtight container at room temperature for about two days. After a couple of days, store them in the refrigerator. You can freeze them, but I would not let them stay in the freezer for more than a month. Make sure you date and label the container and let the cream pies thaw in the refrigerator overnight before eating them.

Three Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies Stacked and A Bite Taken out of the Top Cookie

 

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4.6 from 5 votes
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Oatmeal Cream Pies are soft oatmeal cookies with a creamy, marshmallow layer that will remind you of the classic Little Debbie snack.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oatmeal Cream Pies
Servings: 12 cream pies
Calories: 588 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (187.5g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (270g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks or 170g) butter, softened
  • 3 cups (375g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1-3 tablespoons whole milk
Instructions
Cookies
  1. In your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the butter and sugars. Cream for 2-3 minutes or until they are fully incorporated and fluffy.
  2. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Turn the mixer off and add in the flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. With the mixer on low, mix until just combined.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  6. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

  7. Use a cookie scoop (Mine holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter) and drop dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches between.

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. The top of the cookie may appear a little wet, but they will continue to bake out of the oven. You don't want the cookies raw, so make sure they bake for at least 8 minutes.
  9. After allowing the cookies to slightly cool, move them to a cooling rack.

Filling
  1. While the cookies are cooling, mix together the butter, sugar, and marshmallow creme.

  2. Add enough milk to make the filling spreadable.
  3. Spread filling on the bottoms of half the cookies and top with the remaining cookies.

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  • Debbie Clark says:

    When making the filling do you use a electric mixer?

  • Edward Goodwin says:

    I have been looking for a way to make something like this oatmeal cream cookie thank you for sharing plan to give a copy to a lady that is my mentor of baking treats

  • Diane says:

    Should these be kept in the fridge because the filling is made with milk?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Diane! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You can keep these oatmeal cream pies in an airtight container at room temperature for about two days. After a couple of days, store them in the refrigerator. You can freeze them, but I would not let them stay in the freezer for more than a month. Make sure you date and label the container and let the cream pies thaw in the refrigerator overnight before eating them. Have a great day!

  • Monica says:

    Can I use cream cheese in place of the butter for the filling?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Monica! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not tried that substitution, so I can’t say how it would taste. Have a great day!

  • Roberta Salafie says:

    Very easy to make and delicious sandwich cookies.

  • Ann Galletta says:

    Excellent and easy to follow. These are delicious. I used a piping bag for the filling because it was pretty gooey.

  • Ellen says:

    The cookie part tastes great. The filling was far too sweet. They did spread out a lot more than the photo, even with overnight in the refrigerator. I would not make it again, however, the kids loved it (sugar rush!).

  • Rosemary says:

    These are the best! My son in law devoured them.Not too sweet, but definitely fill that sweet tooth.

  • Teri Fisher Weiner says:

    These are absolutely DELICIOUS! I grew up eating Little Debbie’s and these taste just like them…..maybe even better. Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Thank you, Teri!!

  • Mercedes de Stone says:

    Wonderful, thanks

  • EllieMac says:

    These are absolutely yummy! I made them this morning, and while a bit flatter than pictured, they taste wonderful. The filling is very rich, so one cookie is a good serving.

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