Oatmeal creme pies…. OH how I love you so. They are incredibly nostalgic, bringing me back to the days of elementary school when I’d beg my mom for Little Debbie snacks during every grocery store trip. However, somehow this version of homemade oatmeal creme pies makes me feel sophisticated – and nostalgic – all at once.
A scoop of homemade vanilla buttercream sandwiched in between two lightly golden oatmeal cookies. Simple, classic, sophisticated all in the same bite. These delicious cookies are bound to bring you back to your younger days and delight your tastebuds! I hope you love these as much as my family & I do.
A few common questions below & tips to help you get the absolute perfect oatmeal creme pies! Also a common question… this recipe makes 10 total oatmeal cookies, and in turn 5 total homemade oatmeal creme pies (2 cookies per pie). 🙂
When should I add my buttercream filling to the cookies after baking?
When they are fully cooled, no exceptions. 🙂 This is very important! If you try to add the filling to cookies that are even slightly warm, the buttercream will simply melt and it’ll just be a mess….. Just give them the time to cool, it is SO worth it!
Do I need to flatten the cookie dough down onto the baking sheet?
Nope! These cookies will spread as they bake.
Do I have to brown the butter for the cookies?
Nope, however I do recommend it! It gives such a nice hint of caramel-ly flavor to the cookies and really adds a ton to them! But if you’d like, you can simply use melted butter.
What if I’ve never made buttercream before?
Fear not…. here are some tips for this recipe. First…. essential tip, you need to use fully room temperature butter! Not melted butter, not cold butter, but fully room temperature butter. Second, you’ll need a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer! Third… when mixing, add the powdered sugar in small amounts so that it doesn’t fly all over the place. 🙂
What kind of oats do I use?!
Please only use rolled oats for this recipe (can be gluten free or regular rolled oats)! Any other oats will not yield the same texture in this recipe.
Your recipe says to refrigerate the dough… do I actually have to?
YES. Well, technicallyyyy, no…. however not refrigerating cookie dough often results in much flatter cookies. Personally, though, I always refrigerate my cookie dough. For me also, oatmeal cookies have always been a bit finnicky for me and when I don’t refrigerate the dough they spread way too much… So with that, just please refrigerate the dough. 🙂
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