Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies... Yes Please.

It's been a while again... I'm definitely slacking in sharing all the yummy recipes we've been trying over here, and I feel bad for denying y'all the experience of some of said yumminess. In an attempt to make up for it... I'm giving you a doosy. I always try to find something over-the-top crazy good to bring to our Sunday night small group at Church. I mean when else can I make 2 dozen calorie-filled treats without gaining 10lbs? Plus we have like 17 kiddos in our small group, so there's no chance of bringing any home afterward.

There are two fillings for these cookies... the Jet-Puffed Marshmellow Creme apparently makes them taste like the real thing (Little Debby version) but they are messy, since the creme starts oozing all over the place within minutes. Since I need to bake and take my goodies later, I picked the less-messy option and fell in LOVE with the deliciousness that was the whipped frosting. Either way, I'm sure y'all will be happy!

Here's what you need...

Oatmeal Cream Pies                                                  Pioneer Woman

2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (at room temp)
1/4 cup Crisco
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups quick oats

5 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
Jet-Puffed Marshmellow Creme

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350.

Grab your mixer and beat the butter, brown sugar, and Crisco. Smell the fat fumes. Now add the cinnamon & baking powder. Mix the boiling water & baking soda and add that in too. Slowly mix in the flour & oats... it'll be pretty thick!

Now use your cookie scoop to add little mounds of deliciousness onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on whether or not you oven likes to burn things. You want these cookies to be soft! Let 'em cool on a wire rack while you whip up the frosting...

Whisk the flour & milk together in a small pan over medium heat until it's really thick, then let it cool completely to room temp (this will seem like an eternity since you're dying to eat one of these babies.) Then add the vanilla.

In your mixer, beat the butter and sugar until it's nice an fluffy. Now add the flour mixture and in PW's words, "beat the living daylights out of it!" It will look like whipped cream when it's ready!

I used a heaping tablespoon in between two cookies... but you can use more or less or MORE. Just sayin'. Enjoy y'all!

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