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Copycat Lil’ Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies

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If you loved those delightful Lil’ Debbie Oatmeal Creme pies as a kid, you’ll really love this money saving recipe. These delicious morsels can be made at home, freeze well and will make any kid light up when they find one in their lunch bag.

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The boxes of snacks aren’t in the budget for us, the size of the snack is shrinking while the cost is steadily rising! Here’s a recipe that is so close in flavor, if you close your eyes, you won’t be able to taste the difference.

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Copycat Lil’ Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies

You’ll Need:
2 cup uncooked Quick Oats
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cloves
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
2 1/2 sticks softened Butter (1 1/4 cup)
1 Egg
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Molasses

Filling:
1/2 tsp Salt dissolved in 4 Tsp Hot Water
14 oz Marshmallow Creme
1 cup Shortening
2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375° F

Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.

For the Cookies

In a medium bowl combine flour, pats baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves, mixing well until the ingredients are combined, set aside.

oatmeal cream pie cookie ingredients

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla together until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg and molasses. If you don’t have molasses you can substitute honey in a pinch.

copycat lil debbie oatmeal cream pie cookie dough

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing just enough to incorporate, but don’t overmix.

Drop dough about 2″ apart on the prepared cookie sheets. We use a cookie dough scoop which is approximately 2 Tbs of dough at a time. You can make your cookies as big or small as you like, that’s the point of homemade.
homemade oatmeal cream pie cookie dough raw

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool before filling.

homemade oatmeal cream pie cookies cooling

To Prepare Filling

In a mixing bowl beat marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy, add the cooled salt water mixture and beat again.

Spread the filling as thick or thin as you prefer on the flat side of a cooled cookie and top with another to create an Oatmeal Creme Pie Sandwich.

Makes 22-24 Large Sandwiches

homemade lil debbie oatmeal crem pie recipe by budget101

Lil’ Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies Ingredients

In case you’re wondering what’s in the “real thing”, the ingredients are :

Corn Syrup, Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Barley Malt, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean And Cottonseed Oil With Tbhq to Preserve Flavor, Dextrose, Whole Grain Oats, Water, Sugar, Molasses, Raisins, Contains 2% Or Less of Each of The Following: Leavening (Baking Soda, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Whey, Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin, Mono- And Diglycerides, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60, Propylene, Gylcol Monostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polysorbate 80), Salt, Corn Starch, Eggs, Palm And Palm Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil, Citric Acid, Pectin, Sodium Citrate, Egg Whites, Modified Corn Starch, Cocoa, Modified Wheat Starch, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Dried Apples (Sulfite Treated to Preserve Color), Colors (Caramel Color, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Beta Carotene, Yellow 5, Turmeric, Annatto Extract, Blue 1), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Rice Flour, Nonfat Dry Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Malic Acid, Carrageenan, Spices, Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness). Contains Wheat, Milk, Soy And Eggs. Peanuts And Tree Nuts May Also Be Present In This Product.

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Copycat Lil' Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
This recipe is a homemade version of the beloved Lil' Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. Featuring soft, spiced oatmeal cookies filled with a sweet marshmallow cream, these treats are perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course cookies, Copycat ~ Clone, Dessert, Potluck, Snack, snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 335 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Cookies:
  • 2 cups Quick Oats (uncooked)
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Cloves
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups Butter (softened)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Molasses (Honey as a substitute)
Filling:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.

For the Cookies:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
    2 cups Quick Oats
    1 ½ cups Flour
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    ¾ tsp Cinnamon
    ¼ tsp Cloves
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
    1 cup Brown Sugar
    ½ cup Sugar
    1 ¼ cups Butter
    2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Beat in the egg and molasses until well combined.
    1 Egg
    1 tbsp Molasses
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until just incorporated. Avoid overmixing.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Adjust size as desired.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Allow to cool before assembling.

For the Filling:

  • Beat together marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
    14 oz Marshmallow Creme
    1 cup Shortening
    ⅔ cup Powdered Sugar
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Gradually add in the salt water mixture and beat until smooth.
    ½ tsp Salt
  • To assemble, spread the filling on the flat side of one cookie and top with another cookie, pressing gently to form a sandwich.
  • Yield: 22-24 large cookie sandwiches
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 2gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 306IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 41g
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