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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Perfect Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies with fluffy filling in the center!

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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

I was a Oatmeal Cream Pie kind of girl.

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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!

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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.

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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.

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

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.

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe
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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
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


For the Oatmeal Cookies:

For the Cream Filling:


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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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. Add the top cookie of each cream pie and press down.


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!


Serving: 2cookies, Calories: 546kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 305IU, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert, Holiday
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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89 comments on “Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies”

  1. Amazing! These turned out beautifully. I made them gluten free – subbed in 1 c of King Arthur all purpose gf flour for the flour, and it worked perfectly. The recipe made 13 individual cream pies with 1 tbsp per cookie. I also cut the filling recipe in half and it was more than enough for all 13! Will definitely make these again. 

  2. Being stuck at home isn’t nearly as bad with these delightful treats. Most of the items I already had in my pantry, so I didn’t have to go looking around the store for anything crazy. I also substituted the vegetable shortening for butter and WOW. So good. Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  3. Absolutely delicious! Mine didnt spread out much (making a second cookie batch today to try again) but they were still amazing. In the filling I used butter instead of shortening 😋 delicious.

    As others have said it makes alot of filling we didnt sandwich our cookies cuz they were too tall and used alot and we still have enough to make a second batch of cookies… (and I may have eaten a few spoonfuls of filling straight up 😅😏)

  4. I tried multiple recipes for these. We LOVE this one! My family and friends .. yum ! So delicious thank you for sharing! 

  5. I just made these today for our family Christmas party tomorrow but of course, I tried one and it was soooooooooo good!!! There was wayyy too much icing for the amount of cookies left over so I would almost half the amounts listed.

  6. These are so tasty! Definitely need to double the cookie recipe to use all the filling. It was the perfect amount of creme to the doubled cookie recipe. Also added another tsp (3 tsp total) to the filling because it tasted too marshmallowy to me. Refrigerating the dough helped the cookies not spread and caramelize as much because of all the brown sugar in them. With those tweaks this recipe was perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  7. The cookies are wonderful. Thank you for this recipe. Next time I think I will either double the cookies or half the filling. Really good stuff!!

  8. Easy to make. Everyone loved them!

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  10. 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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  12. This is my favourite. So easy and very yummy.

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

  14. 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 :)

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. Dear god I love you. These are amazing.

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

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

  21. Oh Isaac,

    Be nice! ;)

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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 :(

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

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

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

    Your pies look so irresistible!



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

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

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

  31. 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,

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

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

  35. Sommer,

    Sounds great ;)

  36. 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! ;)


  37. 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!!

  38. 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

  39. 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,

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

  41. 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!

  42. 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).

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. Moonpies for sure!

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

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

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

  48. 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!

  49. 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;)

  50. 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!



  51. 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!

  52. Wow! These pies look so good.

  53. 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!

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

  55. 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!

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

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

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

  59. This is awesome!

  60. 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.

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

  62. delicious cream and pies

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

  64. 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!

  65. 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!

  66. Mmm Mmm Mmm! Ridiculously good :-)

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

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

  69. these look unreal! your roller derby experience looks hilarious!

  70. 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!

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

  72. 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! =)

  73. 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? :^)

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

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

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

  77. 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!

  78. 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.

  79. such a beautiful and delicious pie!

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

  81. Beautifully baked oatmeal cream pies! You look so YOUNG!

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

  83. 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

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

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

  86. 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.

  87. 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.