Oatmeal Cream Pies

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These Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cream Pies are easy to make and so much better than store bought! Soft baked Oatmeal Cookies sandwiched with a simple marshmallow buttercream filling. So sweet, comforting and classically delicious. You will love these.

pile of oatmeal cream pies

Move Over Little Debbie

This Oatmeal Cream Pie recipe might be my new favorite cookie! It’s so soft, sweet and delicious! This recipe is based off of my chewy and buttery oatmeal cookies but filled with a marshmallow buttercream filling…..oh mama, they’re good! I had a really hard time not eating them all. I actually gave most of them away because they were that dangerous.

In college, I discovered my love of cooking but I also discovered store bought Oatmeal Cream Pies which absolutely contributed to that pesky freshman 15. Since that time eons ago, I rarely buy Oatmeal Cream pies not just because it reminds me of heavier (lol) times but I now know how to make them at home, and in a way that tastes a million times better. Buttery, sweet, chewy and all from scratch. You will LOVE these.

Main Ingredients Needed For Oatmeal Cream Pies

Lots of common pantry ingredients here! The only thing out of the ordinary, at least for my kitchen, would be the marshmallow fluff. There is no good substitute for this. You’ll have to head to the store for this, but everything else should be standard in most North American kitchens.

For the Oatmeal Cookies

Note the cinnamon is marked as optional. I usually don’t add cinnamon just because my husband prefers his oatmeal cookies of any kind (plain, chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin) without cinnamon, though lots of people might suggest he’s crazy. Ahem…me. See my section below or the notes section in the recipe card on adding in the cinnamon.

  • Salted Butter
  • Brown Sugar + Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs + Vanilla
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Rolled Oats
  • Baking Powder, Baking Soda + Salt
  • Cinnamon– totally optional.

For the Marshmallow Buttercream Filling

So, I was new to the whole adding marshmallow fluff to your buttercream, but man oh man, am I now on board!! It was so so tasty. This recipe is essentially a Vanilla Buttercream with marshmallow fluff added in for flavor and a little extra stability. While this is the simple ingredients list, be sure to read the how to section for this frosting. It comes together really easily, you’ll just have to add the milk in bit by bit to get the filling exactly where you want it.

  • Salted Butter– if you use unsalted butter, be sure to add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt to the frosting. I know that sounds strange, but it makes a huge difference.
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
baked oatmeal cookies on cooking rack

How to Make Oatmeal Cream Pies

While this recipe is quite a simple one (typical creaming method for the cookies), it takes some time. So, while its not hard in the slightest, prepare for these to take about an hour start to finish. If you happen to have little ones at home, or if you can only bake one pan of cookies at a time, then it will take a little longer. Again, not hard, just plan accordingly. Here’s how to make these Oatmeal Cream Pies:

Step 1: Make the Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two light-colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Slowly incorporate the remaining ingredients until the dough has just come together.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop into 36 cookies and place on prepared sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the centers are soft but not gooey. Cool 5 minutes on the hot baking sheet before transferring to cooling racks.

marshmallow frosting in bowl

Step 2: Make the Marshmallow Buttercream Filling

In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir marshmallow fluff, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla together until it starts to come together. Give it some time to incorporate to a thick paste. Add milk sparingly 1 teaspoon at a time until you have a thick and creamy filling that will hold its shape. Transfer to a piping bag with a large round tip (I used the Wilton 1A).

Step 3: Fill the Oatmeal Cream Pies

Match cooled cookies together with similar-sized partner cookies. Pipe about 2 tablespoons of marshmallow frosting onto the center of the bottom of a cookie. Press matching cookie onto the frosting to push filling towards the edges. Continue filling cookies until all 18 oatmeal cream pies are filled. Enjoy at room temperature.

Cinnamon: To Add Or Not To Add

While I think it’s a 50/50 split on whether or not to add cinnamon to oatmeal cookies and therefore oatmeal cream pies, I could go either way. My husband prefers without, my kids prefer with, and heck, I’m just thrilled that I get to eat another batch of cookies! Please know your cookies will be delicious regardless of whether or not you add cinnamon or not.

While my original recipe does not include cinnamon, if you’d like to add it, simply add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to your cookie dough with the rest of the dry ingredients and bake as usual.

hand holding oatmeal cream pie

Old Fashioned Oats vs Rolled Oats

So, rolled oats and old fashioned oats are the same thing! They are synonymous one with another and can be used interchangeably. They are flat, round(ish) and flakey. Quick cooking oats are a slightly different beast, but can definitely be used in this recipe in place of the old fashioned/rolled oats easily 1:1. Your cookies won’t be as textural as they would be with the rolled oats, but work well. Just be sure you’re not using steel cut oats in any cookies. You’ll break a tooth.

Storing Oatmeal Cream Pies | Keeping Them Soft

Store leftover oatmeal cream pies in an airtight container at room temperature, dividing the layers with wax paper for up to 5 days.

If your cookies were baked a little crispy around the edges, add a piece of plain white sandwich bread to your airtight container, being sure the bread isn’t touching the cookies directly. (I like to lay a piece of wax paper over the top of the cookies and then place the piece of bread on top, then seal with the lid. After 24 hours, the cookies should be completely soft.)

Freezing Instructions

To freeze, wrap each sandwich cookie in plastic wrap then store in a freezer safe airtight container for up to 3 months! To thaw, place at room temperature until soft.

hand holding oatmeal cream pie with bite missing

More Sandwich Cookies to Try!

Definitely make these this weekend! They were so heavenly~

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy!

5 from 1 vote

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Two soft oatmeal cookies with a creamy sweet frosting sandwiched in between. These are classic yet homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies!
servings 18 oatmeal cream pies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients

For the Oatmeal Cookies:

For the Marshmallow Filling:

  • 7 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk give or take 1 teaspoon

Instructions

For the Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two light-colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Slowly incorporate remaining ingredients until the dough has just come together.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop into 36 cookies and place on prepared sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the centers are soft but not gooey.
  • Cool 5 minutes on the hot baking sheet before transferring to cooling racks.

For the Marshmallow Filling:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir marshmallow fluff, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla together until it starts to come together. Give it some time to incorporate to a thick paste. Add milk sparingly 1 teaspoon at a time until you have a thick and creamy filling that will hold its shape. Transfer to a piping bag with a large round tip (I used the Wilton 1A).

Make the Oatmeal Cream Pies

  • Match cooled cookies together with similar sized partner cookies. Pipe about 2 tablespoons of marshmallow frosting onto the center of the bottom of a cookie. Press matching cookie onto the frosting to push filling towards the edges. Continue filling cookies until all 18 oatmeal cream pies are filled. Enjoy at room temperature.
  • Store leftover oatmeal cream pies in an airtight container at room temperature, dividing the layers with wax paper. If your cookies were baked a little crispy around the edges, add a piece of plain white sandwich bread to your airtight container, being sure the bread isn't touching the cookies directly. (I like to lay a piece of wax paper over the top of the cookies and then place the piece of bread on top, then seal with the lid. After 24 hours, the cookies should be completely soft.)

Notes

I use and prefer salted butter for all my baking. However, if you prefer unsalted butter, increase the salt to 1 teaspoon for the cookie dough and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the frosting.
To make your Oatmeal Cream Pies with Cinnamon, add in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to your cookie dough with the dry ingredients in step 2.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal cream pies

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  1. Anne

    5 stars
    Simple enough recipe, but I think I would use 3 cookie sheets next time. My cookies ran into one another while baking. Not sure if anyone else had this issue. Great flavor!

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