Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Oatmeal Creme Pies

I used to LOVE the Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies as a kid. I haven't had one for ages. But the other day on Pinterest I came across this recipe for a homemade version and absolutely had to try it out.

I could tell they were going to be good because the dough was amazingly delicious. Like the I wanted to eat the whole bowl raw kind of delicious. But I did not eat the whole bowl raw, which was for the best I suppose, and certainly worked out well for Adam because I am a nice wife and shared my cookies instead of eating them all myself. Aren't I great?

oatmeal creme pies

So, the cookies, they were good. And even though I had my doubts about a food item containing marshmallow creme*, the filling was good too, though maybe just a touch too sweet for me.  I thought about making my own marshmallow creme (using this recipe), but in the end I went the easy route and bought some. Probably for the best since my candy thermometer and I don't get along very well. Oh, and I used old fashioned rolled oats instead of the quick oats called for, which worked out fine.

oatmeal creme pies

Adam and I agreed that the cookies were even better after a couple of days, which is always a bonus.

*I do not like marshmallows. Not at all, never have. But it is mostly a texture thing, so I decided maybe I could handle marshmallow creme. I was not a fan of the little taste I had of the marshmallow creme plain, but all mixed up with the shortening and sugar and whatnot, it was fine.


Shannon said...

These look delicious, and I bet they taste so much better than anything you could get from Little Debbie. I'm adding them to my list of recipes to try. What would we do without Pinterest? :)

C.E.R. said...

My hubby's birthday is this weekend, and he loved the Little Debbie pies too. Do I make these or the Magnolia Bakery lemon cupcakes he requested? Sigh.

Sarah said...

Shannon - I know! I am a total Pinterest addict. A few short months into using it and I wonder how I ever found/remembered anything online without it!

C. - Perhaps a two-dessert celebration is in order!

Meryl said...

This is a little evil. You know that, right? ;)

annette said...

Alan is a Little Debbie's fan as well. Little Debbie was not sold on this side of the country so I had no idea about how crazy good Little Debbie's could be until I met Alan. Anyway I am planning on surprising Alan with a batch of these for our wedding anniversary in a few weeks. I am giggling about it even now, it will be such a good surprise.

Sarah said...

I hope Alan loves them, Annette! Dessert-related surprises are the BEST surprises as far as I'm concerned. :)

And advance congratulations on your anniversary!)

Diane said...

They look Amazing !