Home > Desserts > Oatmeal Creme Pies Oatmeal Creme Pies February 27, 2016 | 15 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies! These homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies have quickly climbed to one of my favorite treats. As an oatmeal cookie fanatic (unless there are raisins in it…) there aren’t too many things better than two oatmeal cookies in one treat. And especially when the middle of those two cookies is a thick creme filling 🙂 These cookies are a copycat of the famous Little Debbie® Oatmeal Creme Pies, but as you already know, homemade is always the best! And making these cookies from scratch is just so easy to do. The cookies are simple and straightforward and the creme filling is even easier to make. 🙂 Tips for Making Oatmeal Creme Pies Ingredients at correct temperature: Make sure the butter is softened but not melted. Have the eggs out to room temperature as well so they will be able to disperse more evenly into the batter. That will result in more even cooking and a lighter texture (eggs trap air). To bring eggs quickly to room temperature, just place them in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes! Slightly under-bake: If you over-bake these cookies they get hard, crunchy, and the filling spills out when you take a bite. You want the edges to be slightly crispy but the entire middle should be soft and chewy. To do this, it’s important to keep several things in mind. Use even-sized balls of dough, press down the dough before baking, and watch them carefully as they bake (through the glass; don’t open the oven!). As soon as the edges are a light brown they are done! Test a couple at a time to make sure you’ve got the baking time down before you bake a larger batch. Bake a few at a time: I only bake six cookies at a time to give them PLENTY of space to spread. If there are too many balls of dough packed on the sheet they will run into each other. This means you won’t get a very nice-looking cookie sandwich–and nobody wants that! Cool the cookies COMPLETELY before frosting: If the cookies are even slightly warm, the filling with melt and get too soft. Make sure the cookies have completely reached room temperature before frosting! More cookie recipes: Lemon Cheesecake Cookies with an easy glaze DoubleTree® Cookies Hilton’s famous recipe! S’mores Cookie Bars no baking required Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with oats Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies the best, classic chocolate chip cookies FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Oatmeal Creme Pies 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies are simple to make but delicious beyond words! 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Course Dessert, Snack, treat Cuisine American Prep Time 25 minutes minutes Cook Time 7 minutes minutes Total Time 32 minutes minutes Servings 20 creme pie cookies Chelsea Lords Calories 374kcal Author Chelsea Lords IngredientsOatmeal Cookies▢ 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, (two sticks) softened to room temperature▢ 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed▢ 1 cup white granulated sugar▢ 2 large eggs▢ 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract▢ 2 cups white all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled*)▢ 2 cups quick oats (not old fashioned oats)▢ 1 teaspoon EACH: baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon▢ ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, optional▢ ½ teaspoon fine sea saltCreme Filling▢ 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, ( 1½ cups) at room temperature▢ 2 ¾ cups powdered sugar▢ 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract▢ ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 2 tablespoons heavy cream, up to an additional tablespoon, depending on desired consistencyUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsOatmeal CookiesPreheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner (very important for these cookies!).In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.In another bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk to combine.Combine the wet and dry and mix until JUST combined. The dough may seem a little wet, but the oats will absorb a lot of the moisture. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the creme filling frosting.Form 6 balls of about 1 ½ tablespoons (30g) of dough. (You should get around 38 cookie dough balls.) Slightly flatten the balls. Place dough balls on the baking sheet, allowing plenty of space for spreading. Bake for 6-10 minutes (watching carefully) until lightly golden brown at the edges. Be careful to not over-bake; these are best slightly under-baked. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Creme Filling/FrostingIn a large bowl, beat together the room-temperature butter (do not melt!) and 1 cup (95g) powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and salt. When smooth, add the remaining 1 ¾ cup (165g) powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the heavy cream as needed. Add up to ½ cup additional powdered sugar for a thicker filling.Once the cookies are COMPLETELY cooled, frost one side of each cookie with the creme filling. Sandwich the two together and enjoy! These are best enjoyed within three days. Nutrition FactsCalories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. 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