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 Servings
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.


Oatmeal Cookies
Cream Filling
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7.5 ounce jar of marshmallow fluff


  1. For the Cookies: 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.

  4. For the Filling: Cream the shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Mix in the marshmallow fluff.
  5. 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. 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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80 comments on “Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

  1. 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!!!!

    Rating: 5
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  3. Catia crackposted October 17, 2016 at 2:13 am Reply

    This is my favourite. So easy and very yummy.

    Rating: 5
  4. 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 :)

  5. 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 :)

    Rating: 5
    • 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.

  6. 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.

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

    Those look AH-mazing!

  8. 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?

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

    Dear god I love you. These are amazing.

    Rating: 5
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  11. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 26, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply

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

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

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

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

    Oh Isaac,

    Be nice! ;)

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

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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 :(

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

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

  18. 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 :)

  19. 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!



  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

  23. 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,

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

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

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

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


    Sounds great ;)

  28. 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! ;)


  29. 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!!