Monday, March 23, 2009

Oatmeal Cream Pies! Oh wait, isn't it Creme?

You are now probably thinking about one of Little Debbie's snack-sized goodies! I found this recipe on Recipe Zarr. The submitter (MizzNezz) posted:

I found this on the web, and since they're the absolute favorite of my grandson, I made them for him. We couldn't tell the difference!! The only thing is-these are a lot fresher!

Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies have always hit the sweet spot for me. However, they are a sweet that I do not have that often. Unlike other children at the lunch table I encountered growing up, my mother never bought them to pack in lunches. The only times I remember ever getting to eat them were the various vending machines I have come across over the years. Even now, I do not find myself buying them, as I tend to limit the junk food in my apartment. Plus, I love baking goodies and sweets myself, so I don't buy a lot of store-bought baked goods either.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from Recipe Zarr
Serves: 12 (2 dozen)


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 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

Cream Filling

  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, cream margarine, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
  3. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add to the creamed mixture; mix in the oats.
  5. Drop dough by TBS on ungreased sheets.
  6. Bake at Bake for 10-12 minutes,or until just starting to brown around the edges. They will look moist; don’t overcook.
  7. While the cookies bake prepare the filling.
  8. In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. Allow this to cool.
  9. Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl; mix on high until fluffy.
  10. Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
  11. Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top.

My experience with the recipe:
This recipe was pretty simple to follow and I did not come across any big issues with finding the ingredients called for. I must admit that I had to ask where the molasses was located after spending 10 minutes in the baking isle looking for it. This is the first time I have ever used it in a recipe and I must say, it has a peculiar smell to it!

These do take some time to make. Make sure not to overcook! I ended up with three rounds of baking time in the oven and it took me until the last one to get the timing right. Try to resist eating the cookies until you get the cream between them! I made the mistake of trying as I was adding the cream and by the end I had eaten too many. One or two will probably do the trick before you get the sickeningly sweet feeling.

Just for Fun Frog Fact:
Frogs can launch themselves over 20 times their own length.


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