Who needs the snack aisle when you can whip up your own oatmeal cream pies right at home? Our recipe turns out super soft and chewy oatmeal cookies that are just begging to be filled with our buttery marshmallow cream. It’s the perfect way to spend some fun time in the kitchen, whether you are baking with the kids on a rainy day or just treating yourself to a little homemade goodness. Plus, these cookies are so easy to make that you might just find yourself skipping the store-bought ones for good!

Why Our Recipe

  • Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies that stay soft and delicious.
  • Our filling uses butter rather than shortening for better flavor.
  • Even better than store-bought!

A stack of oatmeal cream pies on a dessert plate.

The founder of Little Debbie, O.D McKee was working at a local bakery when he had the ingenious idea to pair two oatmeal cookies together with a creamy filling inside. He dubbed them Oatmeal Creme Pies, and so this snack was born! 

Why Quick Oats?

The finer texture of quick oats helps create a softer, more uniform cookie. Rolled oats are thicker and chewier, and don’t blend as well into the dough as quick oats. They also absorb moisture more quickly during baking, preventing the cookies from becoming too dense or tough.

Changing up the Size

These cookies are on the larger size as written. What can I say? We love to treat ourselves! If you want to make your cookies smaller…

  1. Scoop Smaller Dough Balls: Instead of scooping 2-inch balls of dough, reduce the size to about 1-inch per ball. Use a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop to help you portion the dough evenly.
  2. Adjust Baking Time: Smaller cookies will bake faster. Check the cookies at about 8 minutes instead of the usual 10-12 minutes. They should be golden brown when they’re ready.
Overhead view of halves of oatmeal cream pies that need to be put together.

Storage Instructions

Room Temperature: Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll remain soft, chewy, and fresh for 3 to 4 days.

Refrigeration: If you prefer, you can also store the cookies in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for up to 7 days. This can be particularly helpful in warmer climates or during hot weather to keep the filling firm.

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