Who doesn’t love an oatmeal cookie? Better yet, what about oatmeal cream pie cookies that come with a fluffy filling? Then this is the recipe for you. Soft yet chewy oat cookies flavored with vanilla and a subtle hint of cinnamon sandwiched with a creamy filling. There isn’t much you can’t love about this recipe.
I love oats as an ingredient. I think they are so versatile and flexible and create great texture when it comes to using them in cookie recipes. This cookie recipe has been inspired by Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies and they are simply delicious.
Why do we love these Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies
I love how simple these delicious oatmeal cream pies are to make. The sweet vanilla filling is whipped up in minutes with only a handful of ingredients ans the oat cookies are easy to recreate. With a little chilling time inbetween you will ahve delciious sandwich cookies on the table in as little as an hour.
You don’t need a huge list of ingredients to make these homemade oatmeal creme pies, most of the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or cupboards. Assmebling the cookies with the fluffy cream filling isn’t complicated, and while the recipe suggests you use a piping bag you can just as easily spoon it on. This is definitely a recipe that you have to try.
Ingredients – What you need for the Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies
When it comes to dry ingredients this is one of the staples you will find in most cookie recipes. Flour provides the base and structure for the cookie dough. We like to use all-purpose flour and you will need 1 1/2 cups. When measuring the flour use a spoon and sift it before adding it to your cookie mixture.
Baking soda is such an important element to add to the flour mixture. It helps with the rising and the overall shape of the cookie. You only need 1 tsp for this recipe.
For this recipe, you need 1 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature. Unsalted butter is best for this recipe so you can control the flavor.
Because you are using unsalted butter this is where you can control the flavor. You will only need 1/4 teaspoon.
Brown sugar will help to give that chewy texture and golden brown color to these delciious cookies. You only need 3/4 cup of it and it will produce incredible chewy cookies. White sugar will help you to create chewy oatmeal cookies. For this recipe you will need 1/2 cup.
Two large eggs is the perfect addition to get the dough’s texture just right. The egg yolk also helps with that chewy texture and golden color of the cookies.
You can’t go wrong with the vanilla flavor when it comes to these delicious cookies. You will need 2 tsp of vanilla for this cookie recipe.
This is a little secret weapon in flavor and will add warmth and a subtle hint of spice to the oat cookies. You only need 1 tsp to get a great flavor.
The main ingredient for this oatmeal cookie recipe is the oats. You need 3 cups of oats. You can use quick oats or good old-fashioned oats. Any rolled oats will work to get the best consistency for these cookies.
One of the main ingredients for butter cream is the butter. You will need 3/4 cup of softened, unsalted butter. To soften the butter leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Powdered sugar is what will make this filling sweet and delciious. You will need 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar to create a great homemade version of this buttercream.
This is a great way to add a vanilla flavor to the buttercream filling. You only need 1 tsp to get a great flavor.
This will help loosen up the filling. You only need 1 tbsp of milk and any sort of milk will work for the recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I store these homemade oatmeal cream pies?
These cookies will be best kept in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Where has the inspiration come from to create the oatmeal cream pie cookie?
You can buy these cookies in store. The Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies are hugely popular. But while you can get them at a grocery store you can easily create these cookie sandwiches at home.
How to make the Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies
The first thing you will want to do is gather all of your ingredients together. Then in a medium-sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Then set aside.
In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla then mix in the dry mixture. You can use an electric mixer or hand mixers for this if you wish.
Stir in the oats until well combined. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to combine everything together. You then need to chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out balls of chilled dough using a cookie scoop and place them on the lined sheets.
Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes.
Once baked and looking golden brown and delciious let them cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the filling beat the butter for about 5 minutes then add in the powdered sugar a little at a time. Mix in the vanilla and milk and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
Place the filling in a piping bag with a medium size cut tip. Pipe the filling onto the bottom side of one cookie then place another cookie on top, bottom side down. Repeat the process with the remaining cookies.
Take this homemade oatmeal cream pie recipe to the next level
You could look at using marshmallow fluff instead of creating the filling. It woud be sweet and delciious but could also save you a little time and effort.
Why not drizzle melted choclate on top of the sandwich cookies? You could use white, milk, dark chocolate. It would be a great way to finish these soft oatmeal cookies off.
Why not create a different flavor when making the filling? You could use lemon extract or almond extract for something a little different.
Oatmeal cream pie cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups oats *quick oats is fine
FOR THE FILLING
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 2.5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
- In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt – set aside
- In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla then mix in the dry mixture.
- Stir in the oats until well combined. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out balls of chilled dough and place them on the lined sheets.
- Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes.
- Cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the filling beat the butter for about 5 minutes then add in the powdered sugar a little at a time. Mix in the vanilla and milk and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
- Place the filling in a piping bag with a medium size cut tip. Pipe the filling onto the bottom side of one cookie then place another cookie on top, bottom side down. Repeat the process with the remaining cookies.