Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

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What was your favorite childhood treat? Swiss Cake Rolls, Twinkies, Ding Dongs?

I was a Oatmeal Cream Pie kind of girl.

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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

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Lt. Dan and I have recently discussed a new house rule for guarding our waistlines…

If you MUST have it, you must MAKE it from scratch!

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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 11:46pm? Not me! If my craving continues the next day, I will make it myself and delight my family.

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These tender Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies are the perfect treat to satisfy nostalgic cravings no matter the time of day. Plus they are much better than the store-bought variety.

The soft pliable cookies are sandwiched together with fluffy cream filling, just how you remember them.

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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies pack well in lunch boxes to provide a big smile when your little someone discovers their treat. That makes them a double win for both parent and child in my opinion.

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5 from 4 votes

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Perfect Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe - Soft rustic cookie sandwiches with fluffy filling in the middle! Classic oatmeal cream pies are sensational.
Servings: 10 cream pies
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 46g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


For the Oatmeal Cookies:
For the Cream Filling:


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

  2. Use an electric mixer to cream the brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. Once smooth, slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until well combined. Stir in the oats.
  3. Use a tablespoon-sized scoop to form equal dough balls. Allow them plenty of space to spread. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely before moving off the parchment paper.

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

To Assemble:
  1. 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. Add the top cookie of each cream pie and press down.

Recipe Notes

NOTES: 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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81 comments on “Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

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  2. LizKnottsposted June 14, 2018 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I made these cookies tonight and they are DELICIOUS! Just like the classic little Debbie’s but way better. I baked the cookies for 8 min exactly and they were perfectly chewy. I also added a bit of salt and cinnamon to the cream. Awesome recipe!!!!

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  4. Catia crackposted October 17, 2016 at 2:13 am Reply

    This is my favourite. So easy and very yummy.

  5. Emily @ Life on Foodposted October 16, 2016 at 5:48 am Reply

    I used to have one of these every day with my school lunch. Oh the memories! This was the best part of my lunch :)

  6. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventuresposted October 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

    This is way more delicious than anything you could buy pre-made at the store!  If you are going to treat yourself, make it homemade :)

    • Cara Manualposted March 28, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

      Thanks for the recipe, I will try to make pie at home, I hope this will work.

  7. Deniseposted October 15, 2016 at 9:58 am Reply

    These cookies do look delicious. But what is with all the comments on roller derby? All I see in this post are the oatmeal cream pies! Clearly I’m missing something.

  8. Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}posted March 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Those look AH-mazing!

  9. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Timeposted December 15, 2011 at 7:39 am Reply

    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?

  10. Leighposted July 31, 2011 at 10:12 am Reply

    Dear god I love you. These are amazing.

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  12. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 26, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply

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

  13. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted June 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm Reply

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

  14. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted January 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Oh Isaac,

    Be nice! ;)

  15. Isaacposted January 11, 2011 at 6:54 am Reply

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

  16. evenstarlightposted November 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm Reply

    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!

  17. evenstarlightposted October 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm Reply

    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 :(

  18. Ginnyposted October 8, 2010 at 3:19 am Reply

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

  19. Pretty. Good. Food.posted October 6, 2010 at 12:43 am Reply

    Mmmm, these look delicious! I'm making these as soon as I can!!!
    I have a friend who is a Derby Doll :)

  20. Rosa's Yummy Yumsposted October 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm Reply

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

    Your pies look so irresistible!



  21. Gitteposted October 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm Reply

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

  22. Tasty Eats At Homeposted October 3, 2010 at 12:45 am Reply

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

  23. Sanjeeta kkposted October 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm Reply

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

  24. sweetlifeposted September 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm Reply

    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,

  25. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted September 30, 2010 at 4:14 am Reply

    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!

  26. Chef Dennisposted September 30, 2010 at 12:36 am Reply

    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!

  27. Rickposted September 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm Reply

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

  28. Amandaposted September 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm Reply


    Sounds great ;)

  29. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted September 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm Reply

    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! ;)


  30. Heatherposted September 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm Reply

    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!!

  31. Amandaposted September 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm Reply

    The Atlanta team just posted this on our forum and I have to say the butt comments make me laugh…because it's mine.

    This one made me laugh the most-
    "Ok, that was a serious wedgie. She looked like my 4 year-old daughter does most of the time (and at least my daughter doesn't know better)."

    The thing is that I have been taught that wedgies are possibly bad and maybe not something that you should expose to the general public. Because I wear this boutfit (yes, boutfit ;) ) I have to be prepared for commentary that's less than supportive. But that's ok. It makes me laugh that I, clearly not a size 6, has the nerve and pride to show the world my money maker. Plus, I think butts are funny.

    Also, I cannot tell you how much I love oatmeal cream pies. Yum!

    Demanda Rumble

  32. Foodessaposted September 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm Reply

    My brother and I used to love watching Roller Derby with much amusing times. Sommer…those are great action pics!

    Those cookie pies sound like I better get my roller skates out and get them dusted off ;o)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  33. Lynne @ CookandBeMerryposted September 29, 2010 at 6:54 am Reply

    Your roller derby photos are so fun! I can just imagine all the screaming and cheering. And your treats look fabulous. Yum.

  34. baking.serendipityposted September 29, 2010 at 2:59 am Reply

    These were one of both my and my husband's favorites as kids :) He would love this recipe! I always ate them after heating them up in the microwave for a few seconds…yum!

  35. The Mom Chefposted September 29, 2010 at 2:48 am Reply

    I love Little Debbie's version of this so I can't wait to make these. Home made is SO much better.

    Ok, that was a serious wedgie. She looked like my 4 year-old daughter does most of the time (and at least my daughter doesn't know better).

  36. Meganposted September 29, 2010 at 2:08 am Reply

    too funny and I love the "butt shot"….Those roller derby gals are tough… you need a bit of padding to survive all the falls…. this recipe is the bomb! Love it – have a super Tues. night! – megs

  37. Susan @ The Spice Gardenposted September 29, 2010 at 1:17 am Reply

    Back in the day, we knoshed Little Debbie Oatmeal Cakes and watched roller derby on Saturday afternoon. It was broadcast opposite Championship Bowling out of Watertown, NY … or maybe Syracuse. Anyway, thanks for such a nostalgic kick in the butt! The cakes look awesome! Worthy of this year's family Yankee Swap where everyone will have a rush from the past!

  38. Mama Cupcakeposted September 29, 2010 at 12:52 am Reply

    Moonpies for sure!

    I wanted to drop by and thank you for stopping by my blog :).

  39. Chow and Chatterposted September 29, 2010 at 12:33 am Reply

    wow what fun and you've been to India thats neat your hubby isnt Indian as well is he!!

  40. Nirmalaposted September 29, 2010 at 12:07 am Reply

    My friend is a roller derby girl! It's intense. I want to bite into your cookies.

  41. Priscilla - She's Cookin'posted September 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Congrats on the Top 9! Fun post – I'd love to see a roller derby match! Love the photos, esp. the one you couldn't resist taking :) And your oatmeal pies are spot-on!

  42. Pacheco Pattyposted September 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Great post, back in the day we watched roller derby on TV, probably snacking on ding dongs or something close to it! Hoorah for marshmallow fluff and your great recipe;)

  43. Rachèleposted September 28, 2010 at 4:23 am Reply

    Congrats on the Top 9!

    That house rule is brilliant! I have so many recipes I want to try, but only two people in our household to eat them! I think I'll try a version of this trick and give myself a rule that if I'm going to bake… it must be from scratch! No mixes and nothing pre-made! :)

    Love the blog!



  44. Marisaposted September 28, 2010 at 3:59 am Reply

    Congrats on making top 9 for this! You really deserve it. I love the oatmeal cream pies in the package–you did an amazing job replicating them. I can't believe that frosting–OMG. And the roller derby looks like so much fun. I wish I could be that badass!

  45. Hyosun Roposted September 28, 2010 at 3:31 am Reply

    Wow! These pies look so good.

  46. Stellaposted September 28, 2010 at 2:44 am Reply

    Hey Sommer, I just saw this on the Top 9-they looks so wonderful! And I've never seen anyone get a cookie that looks quite so much like the original. I'm making these once I'm moved, as these were my favorite snack when I was little;)
    p.s. that photo is hilarious!

  47. Cooking with Coleyposted September 28, 2010 at 1:54 am Reply

    Wow this looks incredible! No wonder why it's in the top 9! Congrats!

  48. Loriposted September 28, 2010 at 12:18 am Reply

    Oh yes I certainly remember roller saktes. I remember thinking I was Pinkie Tuscadaro… remember? I thought she was too cool for Hollywood. Yes I know does Pinkie and skating go together- kinda, remember the waitresses were on skates. If my memory serves me right… it's that age thing again.

    Cool pies! My favorite was Hoho's and they thoroughly disgust me now. All of them leave a film in your mouth – yuck!

  49. Truffle Shuffleposted September 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Mmm, yummy pies. And congratulations to the giveaway winner!
    -The Ardent Epicure

  50. blackbookkitchendiariesposted September 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm Reply

    i am having some serious cravings for some of these right now. love it!

  51. fromBAtoParisposted September 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Could you send me at least 42 of those pies??? I LOVE them !!!

  52. BakingWithoutaBoxposted September 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm Reply

    This is awesome!

  53. Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apronposted September 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm Reply

    I adore this post and oatmeal cream pies. I agree that we should make it from scratch! I have my version of oatmeal cookies and the cream recipe from your blog will certainly be useful! The roller battle sounds so fun and everyone seemed to have a good time.

  54. A Little Yumminessposted September 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Fun, fun, fun. Great project for me and my little one!

  55. Torviewtorontoposted September 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm Reply

    delicious cream and pies

  56. Sprinkled with Flourposted September 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm Reply

    I love homemade oatmeal cream pies! They taste great frozen as well, maybe even a little better:)

  57. Reeniposted September 27, 2010 at 6:24 pm Reply

    The roller derby looks like good, wholesome fun! Just like oatmeal cream pies! I ate many of them when I was a kid. I bet these put them to shame!

  58. Ginny Marieposted September 27, 2010 at 5:40 pm Reply

    I used to love those cookies sandwiches when I was a kid! We would buy them all the time, along with the chocolate krisp cookies with a layer of caramel inside. Back then, I could eat whatever I wanted and stay skinny! Those times are long gone…

    Visiting from SITS!

  59. [email protected]posted September 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Mmm Mmm Mmm! Ridiculously good :-)

  60. Amyposted September 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Can't wait to try this recipe, and love, love, love your "rule."

  61. Suchitraposted September 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm Reply

    oh boy, these look sumptuous! Love your post and your recipes :)

  62. claireposted September 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm Reply

    these look unreal! your roller derby experience looks hilarious!

  63. lauraposted September 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Hilarious, Sommer! I would never think to go to such an event – if only we lived closer so you could push me out of my box!!! ( : The oatmeal cream pies are genius – I always loved them but would never eat them from the package at this point – perfect!

  64. Birenposted September 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Blogging is fun but unfortunately not so good for the waistline. These pies would be great any time of the day.

  65. Emily Zposted September 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm Reply

    OMG I won?!? I never win anything! YAY! I will e-mail you! And these oatmeal cream pies look awesome, they were always one of my favorite Little Debbie snacks! =)

  66. High Plains Driftersposted September 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm Reply

    Roller Derby has a fairly serious cult following here in Denver.

    Homemade oatmeal cream pies … next, can you give us a recipe for homemade RC cola? :^)

  67. Victoria K.posted September 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Haha, looks like fun! The pies look great too :)

  68. 5 Star Foodieposted September 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Loved reading this! And the oatmeal pies look so scrumptious! I've never had one, and would love to try!

  69. Wheels and Lollipopsposted September 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm Reply

    These look delicious and looks as though you had a great time !

  70. thelonelyradish.composted September 27, 2010 at 11:31 am Reply

    Loved this post. I have a few friends who skate, back home, but I have yet to go. Great pictures. I still have a homemade yodel recipe from about 6 years ago that I have yet to make. I will defeat the roll cake!

  71. Katerinaposted September 27, 2010 at 9:02 am Reply

    Your post was really funny. I enjoyed a lot the photo with the girl's bottom. Your cookies look fantastic. My favorite candy as a child was and still is chocolate.

  72. alisonposted September 27, 2010 at 8:02 am Reply

    such a beautiful and delicious pie!

  73. Cherineposted September 27, 2010 at 7:01 am Reply

    the cookies look fabulous!! I'm sure they're addictive

  74. Angie's Recipesposted September 27, 2010 at 6:05 am Reply

    Beautifully baked oatmeal cream pies! You look so YOUNG!

  75. motherrimmyposted September 27, 2010 at 4:44 am Reply

    What fun! The cookies are fantastic too. I'm a big oatmeal fan.

  76. Shirleyposted September 27, 2010 at 4:19 am Reply

    They look yummy and healthy! I tell myself all oaty things are healthy.
    I feel you on the maturing of tastebuds. I used to love gorging on Entenmanns' chocolate cake as a kid, and a couple years ago I bought a box as a treat. Could not get over the storebought taste and pounds of sugar. It was a little sad. lol

  77. Belinda @zomppaposted September 27, 2010 at 3:38 am Reply

    I've heard roller derbies are awesome. What a great snack!!

  78. Magic of Spiceposted September 27, 2010 at 3:34 am Reply

    These look so good…and I love your new house rule :) Fun pics…

  79. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted September 27, 2010 at 3:21 am Reply

    Well, my waistline really doesn't care if it is store bought or homemade. I make everything from scratch and it doesn't help either.
    I have never eaten one of those delicious looking cream pies.
    The roller derby seamed like a great girls night.

  80. Eileenposted September 27, 2010 at 3:00 am Reply

    I had to smile at this post. We have roller-derby here too. I've been tempted to join. I don't think I could wear those little rumble shorts though :) Those oatmeal pies look good. I don't usually buy baked goods because I figure if I'm to lazy to get up and make something I don't need it after all.