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Oatmeal Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cream Pies – The perfect homemade version of a classic childhood treat. Two soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with sweet buttery cream.

Oatmeal Cream Pies - The perfect homemade version of a classic childhood treat. Two soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with sweet buttery cream. simplylakita.com #dessert #oatmeal #snack

Happy Friday!


It is almost that time for the kids to head back to school and I can share with you that one of the good things about having a senior this year is that all I have to do is hand him some money and he is responsible enough to go and purchase the things that he needs for school. Speaking of having a kid that is entering the 12th grade, I received the information for him to take his senior pictures and I have to admit that I sat there and stared at it for a few minutes in disbelief. I still cannot believe that my son is entering his final year of high school. I will probably be saying that to you a lot over the next few months, so I am asking for your forgiveness and understanding in advance.

Anywho…

Another thing that gets us in the mindset of back to school is food. Making sure the kids have a balanced breakfast before they head out, hoping they will make good decisions at lunch if you don’t pack their lunch, and preparing dinner in the limited amount of time during the week. All of this can be a bit much and so over the next few weeks I plan to share some recipes that will help you out with that.

I will be sharing with you at least 3 things that you can prepare in a short amount of time for breakfast, lunch, after school snacks, and a few quick meals in between. I am excited about this because they will also be meal prep options that you can prep ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week.

The first post of the series will be Breakfast and I will be sharing with you on Monday my recipe for Fridge Forage Breakfast Burritos, these are a family favorite, Freezer Oatmeal Cups, and a hearty Breakfast Bagel Sandwich. These options are perfect for the whole family and are some great options to take with you on the go. If you cannot already tell…I love breakfast!

However, in the spirit of back to school and to kick off the series let’s celebrate with some delicious Oatmeal Cream Pies that definitely remind me of the treats that my mom would pack in my lunchbox as a child except these are much bigger and homemade.

Oatmeal Cream Pies - The perfect homemade version of a classic childhood treat. Two soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with sweet buttery cream. simplylakita.com #dessert #oatmeal #snack

Oatmeal Cream Pies - The perfect homemade version of a classic childhood treat. Two soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with sweet buttery cream. simplylakita.com #dessert #oatmeal #snack

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Print Recipe
Serves: 9 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and set aside.

3

In a large bowl with a mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

4

Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until combined.

5

Slowly add in the flour mixture to the batter until combined and then add in the oats.

6

Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and add to the prepared baking sheet.

7

Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.

8

Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing and placing on the cooling rack.

9

To make the filling, in a medium bowl using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth and slowly add in the powdered sugar until combined. Add in the vanilla and milk and mix thoroughly.

10

Once the cookies have cooled completely, pipe the cream filling on the flat side of one cookie and place another cookie on top to form the oatmeal cream pie.

Notes

*Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction

Got any comments, questions, or ideas about these Oatmeal Cream Pies? Share them in the comments below!


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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    August 5, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    Looks like you are back!!!! I’ve been checking your blog everyday super excited for you to come home and share all the fun you had in Cuba. I haven’t had Oatmeal cookies in years! your Cream Pies just made my stomach growl. I can only imagine the feeling of seeing your little boy growing up in front of your eyes. So talk about it all you need to LaKita, that’s what we are here for. I don’t have any kids but I always need quick meals to prepare. Can’t wait to check out your freezer oatmeal cups.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 7, 2017 at 12:26 AM

      Thank you so much!!! I am back…getaways and summers are nice, but I am glad things are finally getting back to our regular schedule. The meals will work for anyone 🙂

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    Tabitha @ Tabitha Talks Food
    August 7, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    These look so good! And I’m sure they are waaay better than the store bought ones too 😉
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      LaKita
      August 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM

      Thank you and they are so much better 🙂

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    Back to School Breakfast Ideas
    August 7, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    […] you can remember that I shared with you on Friday in this post that I would be sharing some Back to School Meal Prep ideas. Well since it is Monday and I am going […]

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    Tamara
    August 7, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    My true childhood favorite. And your version looks worlds better than store-bought and full of chemicals. Kudos!
    Regarding having a senior, I’ve been asking to do senior portraits for friends’ kids I swear were just five-years-old. I cannot imagine being the parent, but I know I’ll get there!
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      LaKita
      August 8, 2017 at 6:18 PM

      Thank you and no chemicals here!
      Kids grow up way too fast for me.

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    Sonya
    August 15, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    When I was a kid one of my favorite lunch box snacks was Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. So I’m loving this recipe for homemade Oatmeal Pies. I want to make these for my kiddos. 🙂
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      LaKita
      August 17, 2017 at 8:08 PM

      I love a good oatmeal pie too! Give these a try and let me know how they turn out 🙂

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