Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Knockoff...

On a recent trip to the commissary (military grocery store for those of you unfamiliar with the term), I spied with my little eyes, "Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies" and managed to continue walking down the aisle without putting a box of them in my cart... high fives for me! Trying to cut back on sweets and what not, and that is the last thing I need in my house right now... but, I couldn't get them out of my mind. I knew I needed to bring along something for our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting this past Wednesday, and decided I would make "homemade" oatmeal cream pies, and that way I could enjoy one, and pass along the rest to the other ladies... win win situation. I hunted around on the internet for some recipes, and mixed two different ones together, to get this one... although, I ended up adding the wrong amount of butter (less than what this recipe calls for), they still turned out quite delicious if I do say so myself. Quite the yummy knockoff...






Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 12 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

1 cup butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats

Cream Filling

2 tsp. very hot water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add in eggs, beating after each. Finally beat in molasses and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture to creamed mixture and beat until just blended; mix in the oats with a wooden spoon. Drop dough by tablespoons with plenty of space in between on your greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 10-12 minutes, or until just starting to brown around the edges. While the cookies bake prepare the filling. In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. Set aside and allow this to cool. Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl; mix on high until fluffy. Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top. and VOILA... you have created an oatmeal cream pie...

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8 comments:

  1. Oh man, oh man - those look super good! I think I need to try a batch of them! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Those look absolutely delicious! I think I will have to make these as an Easter treat. We made carrot cake whoopie pies last year, and I wish I could say they looked this good :)

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  3. YUM! My family loves Oatmeal Cream Pies...guess I'll be trying this out!

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  4. Yum! I'm pretty sure yours are WAY better than Little Debbie :)

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  5. Did you make the stand that they are sitting on? I love it!! My husband and daughter are huge oatmeal cream pie fans, I may have to try this too!

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  6. Can't wait to try this one!! Gorgeous shots-and I LOVE the ranunculus blooms you have too!

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  7. i now have a craving. thanks ;)

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