Oatmeal Cream Pies

Roller Derby Pies!

What was your favorite childhood treat? Swiss Cake Rolls, Twinkies, Ding Dongs? I was a Oatmeal Cream Pie kind of girl.

How long has it been since you had one??? Sadly, they may not be quite what you remembered. Maybe we’ve matured beyond heavily preserved, factory processed baked goods.

Nostalgia isn’t quite what it used to be. ~Peter De Vries

Speaking of nostalgic things, a couple weeks ago, some of my “posse” met up for a girl’s night out. We decided it would be great fun to go to the roller derby!

You may remember (if you are, ahem, my age or older) the crazy roller girl bouts televised in the seventies….anyone??? Well let me say with some authority, like the packaged lunchbox treats mentioned above, things are not what they used to be.

THIS IS WAY BETTER!

Behold, the revival of  this showy, turbulent, contact sport involving baby-doll/punk costumes uniforms, speed skates, and jeering fans! The teams battle on a roller rink, scoring points by slinging their “jammers” to the head of the pack, past the opposing team’s blockers. A whizzing onslaught of grabbing, shoving, swearing, and occasionally blood. It is NOT for the faint of heart!

To top it all, the skaters names are FANTASTIC! You find yourself screaming for Poison Sue Smac, Ca-slamity Jane, Grafik Illuskater, and Mazel Tov Cocktail.

The brawl we witnessed faced the Blue Ridge Roller Girls against The Atlanta Rumble Bees. I’m proud to tell you the home-team, BR Roller Girls, SMOKED the Rumble Bees with a final score of 163-103!!! WHOO-HOO! Seriously, If you have not experienced this, it’s worth going at least once!

Alright, back to the nostalgic snack-cakes…

My hubby and I have recently discussed a new house rule for guarding our waistlines. “If you MUST have it, you must MAKE it from scratch!” This rules out feverishly grabbing ice cream bars, store-bought oatmeal cream pies, and any other junk that you only crave at 11:46 pm–the worst possible time to eat it! And who in there right mind is going to start baking at 11:46? Not me! But if my craving continues the next day, I will make it myself and delight my family.

So here’s to nostalgic treats, to making it yourself, AND to roller derby! 
Not so much to waistlines!

To prepare:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and set aside.

Use an electric mixer to cream the brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Once smooth, slowly add the dry mixture to the wet until well combined. Stir in the oats.

Use a tablespoon-sized scoop to form equal dough balls. Allow them plenty of space to spread. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely before moving off the parchment paper.

Cream the shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Mix in the marshmallow fluff.

To assemble: Match up two cookies that are of equal size and shape. Turn the bottom cookies over. Use a piping bag (or zip-bag with the corner cut off) to pipe the filling onto the bottom cookie. This is much easier than trying to spread it. Then add the top cookie of each cream pie and press down.

*I found I liked a thin layer of cream filling better than a thick layer–but you should have plenty if you want to pile it on!


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Yield: 10 cream pies

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Ingredients:

For the Oatmeal Cookies:
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup melted butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ tsp. cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup rolled oats

For the Cream Filling:
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1- 7.5 oz. jar of marshmallow fluff

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and set aside.

Use an electric mixer to cream the brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Once smooth, slowly add the dry mixture to the wet until well combined. Stir in the oats.

Use a tablespoon-sized scoop to form equal dough balls. Allow them plenty of space to spread. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely before moving off the parchment paper.

Cream the shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Mix in the marshmallow fluff.

To assemble: Match up two cookies that are of equal size and shape. Turn the bottom cookies over. Use a piping bag (or zip-bag with the corner cut off) to pipe the filling onto the bottom cookie. This is much easier than trying to spread it.Then add the top cookie of each cream pie and press down.

*I found I liked a thin layer of cream filling better than a thick layer--but you should have plenty if you want to pile it on!

Makes approximately 10 cream pies. (20 cookies)


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73 Responses to “Oatmeal Cream Pies”

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    Heather — September 29, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    When I lived in Madison, there was a HUGE roller derby scene. Champaign (where I now live) JUST got a roller derby league. We finally managed to get tickets–this Saturday! Woohoo!!

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — September 29, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    Dearest Demanda Rumble~

    Thanks for your comment! I had such a great time at the roller derby and am now a huge fan of the sport!

    I appreciate your sense of humor…thanks for not being mad about the booty-shot! If I ever decide to show mine in public, I'll send you a snap! ;)

    Sommer

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    Amanda — September 29, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

    Sommer,

    Sounds great ;)

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    Rick — September 29, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

    These are amazing! I'm not kidding, I really want one!

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    Chef Dennis — September 30, 2010 @ 12:36 am

    I do remember roller derby , and of course oatmeal pies! My childhood favorite were twinkies though, but I certainly wouldn't refuse one of those lovely cookie pies!

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    denise @ quickies on the dinner table — September 30, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    Don't tell anyone, but I remember those roller derbies on tv *shhhhhhh* ;)

    These truly look amazing! I think we need that rule here too – waistline expanding treats MUST be made from scratch! There's time for the ardour to cool off and can anything really be better than home made?!?!? Puh-leaze!!

    Your white KitchenAid looks so pretty – mine's ice blue…….. and I dinged it a few weeks ago with the edge of a cleaver …. don't ask *sob*

    Btw – Amanda, that's what I call a REAL woman's butt!

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    sweetlife — September 30, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    I was a total oatmeal pie kinda girl and I never buy them anymore for fear of well getting more junk in my trunk, love this…oh I'm excited….glad you had a great time out, looks like a blast,
    sweetlife

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    Sanjeeta kk — October 1, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    Lovely texture for these cute cookies. Nice to be here. Best wishes.

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    Tasty Eats At Home — October 3, 2010 @ 12:45 am

    OMG those look great. These were also my favorite overly processed "dessert"!

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    Gitte — October 3, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

    Roller Derby looks like so much fun!!! and your cookies looks so amazing. I want some, please.

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — October 5, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    That is a great sport! A pity we don't practice that here…

    Your pies look so irresistible!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — October 6, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    Mmmm, these look delicious! I'm making these as soon as I can!!!
    I have a friend who is a Derby Doll :)
    http://derbydolls.com/la

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    Ginny — October 8, 2010 @ 3:19 am

    Oatmeal Pies were my favorite too! I would eat one before every swim meet!

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    evenstarlight — October 29, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    I am making these TODAY!!! :) I can't wait..part of Judah's birthday celebrations…we've been doing lots of tasty autumn treats and these will fit right in!
    Although I did have to buy the marshmallow fluff on-line from a special American imports store….so we can't make these too often :(

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    evenstarlight — November 8, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    Hey :) I made these two weeks ago and my husband liked them but said he'd prefer them without the cream bit (He did not grow up with these) so I have now just made a batch of the cookies!! They do make a lovely oatmeal cookie! May try adding raisins next time!

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    Isaac — January 11, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    The pies look delicious. You and your hubby's new rule is seriously disturbing.

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — January 11, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Oh Isaac,

    Be nice! ;)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 25, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    How awesome do those look!!!! These cookies are such a tease!

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 26, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Oh, yum, I can’t wait to make these!

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    Leigh — July 31, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Dear god I love you. These are amazing.

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    I will be Dudette’s hero for life if I can make these properly. Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Pies are her new favorite thing and she’s unhappy with me at the moment because I neglected to buy her any last time I went shopping. So, maybe I can make up for it by presenting her with the real deal. I know I’ll feel better about a treat I made myself. I like the new rule in your house, by the way. In order to enforce it though, I’d need to find a recipe for Cheetos. Have anything up your sleeve?

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    Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} — March 18, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    Those look AH-mazing!

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