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Oatmeal Cream Pies

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These Oatmeal Cream Pies are the perfect homemade version of a classic childhood treat. Made with two soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with a sweet buttery cream.

overhead view oatmeal cream pies in loaf pan.

Who doesn’t love a delicious sweet treat every now and then? 

What about if that treat involves two cookies put together with a creamy filling. That is exactly what we are making today is a treat of sandwich cookies. And not just any ole sandwich cookie, but an oatmeal cream pie kind of sandwich cookie also lovely called a hand pie. 

Let’s get started! 

What are Oatmeal Cream Pies?

If you are not familiar with Little Debbie® snack, then let me share with you that they are a box of snack that you can find in the grocery store of individually wrapped sweets and treats. As a child growing up this was the highlight of lunch being able to enjoy one of these little treats in the middle of a school day. They were are the perfect item to trade from anything that you may want from a friend and let me share with you that as a kid snack trading was serious business. One of their classic desserts that have been around forever is the oatmeal cream pie. Two soft and chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with a thick and creamy filling. So sweet, delicious, dreamy and the inspiration for today’s recipe. 

What ingredients are needed to make this oatmeal cream pie recipe?

  1. All-purpose flour – make sure you use this type of flour and make no substitutions in this area. 
  2. Baking soda – always check your baking soda to make sure it has not expired, this will certainly impact the outcome of anything that you bake. 
  3. Ground cinnamon 
  4. Salt 
  5. Butter – the recipe recommends unsalted, but if you prefer to use salted butter instead, then it is perfectly fine. 
  6. Brown sugar – light or dark will both work for this recipe. This comes down to preference and what you have stocked in your pantry. Dark brown sugar is richer in flavor and light brown sugar is similar to cane sugar. 
  7. Granulated sugar – white sugar or regular sugar, may also use cane sugar. 
  8. Eggs – large eggs is what is used to make this recipe. 
  9. Vanilla extract 
  10. Old Fashioned Oats – be sure to use old fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats but not steel-cut oats. 
  11. Powdered sugar – sometimes referred to as confectioners sugar, will help to make the filling sweet and thick. 
  12. Milk – regular whole milk.  

How to make oatmeal pies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, and set aside. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the butter and brown sugar and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and continue mixing until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter until fully combined and then add in the old fashioned oats.

oatmeal cookie ingredients combined together in a stand mixer bowl.

Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and add to the prepared baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing and placing them on the cooling rack. 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 extract and milk and mix thoroughly.

ingredients for oatmeal cream pie filling mixed together in stand mixer bowl.

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

oatmeal cookies on cooling rack with one cookie topped with cream filling.

stack of oatmeal cream pies on white surface.

Oatmeal Cream Pies

These Oatmeal Cream Pies are the perfect homemade version of a classic childhood treat. Made with two soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with a sweet buttery cream.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal cream pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 567kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and set aside.
  • In the large bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the 1 cup butter and 3/4 cups brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and continue mixing until combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter until fully combined and then add in the 3 cups old fashioned oats.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and add to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing and placing on the cooling rack.
  • To make the filling, in a medium bowl using a mixer, beat the 3/4 cups butter until smooth and slowly add in the 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar until combined. Add in the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Once the cookies have cooled completely, pipe in the cream filling on the flat side of one cookie and place another cookie on top to form the oatmeal cream pie.

Nutrition

Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 873IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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Original post date 08/04/2017. Updated 02/24/2021. Updated photos are by Gabby of Cookie Dough Diaries

close up side view oatmeal cream pie with a pie into it.

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8 Comments

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    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 😉

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM

      Thank you and they are so much better 🙂

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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!

    • Reply
      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. 🙂

    • Reply
      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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