Monday, April 16, 2012

Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies

When I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman's blog a few days ago, I just knew I had to make them.   I love the Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie snack cakes, so a homemade version----what could be better?!





Ree posted the recipe here and named them Oatmeal Whoopie Pies.  I just couldn't help myself in calling them Oatmeal Creme Pies.  I made them with a medium sized scoop for both the cookie and the filling.  Perfect!  Big, but perfect.  ;)  The cookies are chewy and the filling is light, and together, your mouth will sing. 


Here's the recipe, taken directly from Ree's blog!  Please visit Ree's blog to enjoy all of her fabulous pictures and commentary on this recipe.  :)



Cookies

2 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, Softened
1/4 cup Shortening (Crisco)
2 whole Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Boiling Water
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2-1/2 cups Flour
2 cups Quick Oats


Filling

5 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar

*Cookie recipe adapted from The Best of Amish Cooking, by Phyllis Pellman Good.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Cream brown sugar, butter, and shortening. Add eggs and mix. Add salt, cinnamon, and baking powder and mix. Mix baking soda and boiling water, then add to the bowl and mix. Add flour and oatmeal and mix well. Scoop dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets so that you have rounded heaping teaspoons. Bake for 10 minutes, being careful not to burn. Remove from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and let the cookies cool completely.


In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it's very thick. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Stir in vanilla.Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.Scoop a small amount onto cookies, pressing a second cookie on top.



2 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I saw this and really wanted one. Those look delicious!

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    1. They sure didn't last long around here! ;)

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