Bring back childhood memories with this easy Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies recipe. These chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with a fluffy marshmallow frosting will quickly become your new favorite treat.
One of my favorite Little Debbie snack cakes are Oatmeal Cream Pies. Sure I love Zebra Cakes, Fudge Rounds, and Swiss Rolls, but my heart will always go to those soft and chewy oatmeal cookies first.
In high school and college I would buy and hide boxes of these sandwich cookies in my room. I’m pretty sure those cookies and my love of french fries dipped in mayo were not the smartest food choices I made growing up.
But even to this day, there is something so nostalgic about opening that crinkly cellophane wrapper and smelling the sweet oatmeal goodness of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies.
I used to buy boxes of these oatmeal cream pies to put in our kids lunch boxes when they were in elementary school. They all love these oatmeal sandwich cookies just as much as I do.
In fact, when I got the idea to make this Oatmeal Creme Pie Berry Trifle, I had to be very specific about what they were allowed to eat from the pantry.
Then one day I came across a recipe in an old church cookbook for copycat oatmeal cream pies, and I had to try them right away.
You guys! Our kids devoured them and declared them better than the store bought treats. I call that a baking success!
Now I cannot wait to make this White Chocolate Oatmeal Creme Pie Fudge with these delicious homemade creme pies.
Recently, I decided to make another batch of these copycat Little Debbie cookies, and they were just as good as I remembered them. In fact, our daughter took one bite and declared them heavenly!
How to make Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies:
- Beat together butter, shortening, and sugars. (full recipe at bottom of post)
- Add molasses, vanilla, and eggs and beat again.
- Stir together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and slowly mix that into the butter mixture.
- Add the quick oats and stir gently.
- Drop the cookie dough by spoonful onto baking sheets. You should get 48 cookies from this recipe.
- Bake until the edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool on the pan for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack until cooled.
These oatmeal cookies have a slight crisp to the edges and a chewy center. They are the perfect cookie for sandwiching with marshmallow buttercream.
Making Oatmeal Cream Pie Filling:
- Beat a jar of marshmallow fluff with shortening, vanilla, and powdered sugar until fluffy.
- Add a little bit of salt water and beat until creamy.
Spread the marshmallow frosting on half of the cookies, then press the rest of the cookies on top.
Tips for making Oatmeal Cream Pies:
- Beat the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and creamy.
- This dough does not require any chilling time. You can bake it as soon as you mix it up.
- Do not over bake the cookies. The edges should be slightly brown and crispy, but the centers will be soft and chewy.
- make sure the cookies are completely cool before filling them with frosting.
- Match up two cookies of equal shape and size.
- Leave room around the edges of the cookies when you spread the filling on. When you press another cookie on top, the filling will spread to the edges.
If you love Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, you are going to fall in love with this easy copycat recipe. The dreamy frosting and chewy cookies will satisfy all your nostalgic cravings.
How do you store copycat oatmeal creme pies?
Store the oatmeal cream pies in a tightly sealed container for a few days. You can also keep them in the refrigerator if you are storing them longer than a few days. Let them come to room temperature before serving.
Can you freeze oatmeal cream pies?
Yes. You can fill the cookies, wrap them individually in saran wrap, then place in a large freezer safe ziplock bag. The cookies will keep for 2-3 months. Remove from the freezer and let thaw before serving.
Do I have to use shortening?
No, you can also use all butter if you prefer, but the cookies may spread even more. I really do recommend the mixture of butter and shortening in order to achieve the perfect copycat cookie.
More recipes using Little Debbie snack cakes:
- No Bake Cherry Swiss Rolls Cake
- Oatmeal Creme Pie Cupcakes
- Easy No Bake Neapolitan Cheesecake Trifle
- Lemon Mousse Fruit Parfaits
Other copycat recipes you may like:
- Copycat Red Velvet Oreo Cookies
- Chipotle Chicken Pasta – Cheesecake Factory copycat
- Frosted Rainbow Chip Brownies – just like Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
- Homemade Zebra Brownies
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For the Cookies
For the Filling
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 255 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 211mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
(original photo from 2010)
*The post for Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies was first published on June 8, 2010. The photos and post were updated and republished on February 24, 2020.