Remember opening up your lunch box as a kid and getting HYPED over something delicious packed away in there? Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies were an easy favorite for me. I think that little me would be STOKED to see that I’ve created them even better, and from scratch. Indulge into the nostalgia of chewy oatmeal cookies with a subtle hint of spice and of course the smooth, creamy, vanilla filling that glues this whole cookie together.
I often get comments on my social media along the lines of “too much work, I’ll just buy them from the store and save money on the ingredients”. Well DUH. That’s always an option. Comments like these just make me laugh though. They clearly haven’t tried enough homemade versions of these baked goods. No judgement either though. If you’d prefer to buy them store bought, go off! But I promise you, this recipe will take you back to eating lunch in a loud cafeteria where the few seconds of bliss you’d get from a school day would appear in the form of a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie.
This recipe is super simple and easy to follow, I promise. If you don’t have a stand mixer or electric mixer, I suggest mixing my hand using a whisk and silicone spatula throughout. Use the whisk to whip up the butter and sugars, addition of the eggs and vanilla, then a silicone spatula for folding in the dry ingredients.
The same goes for the filling, use a whisk until it becomes too hard to mix, then switch to a silicone spatula to make things easier. I try to create all my recipes with mixing alternatives because you should never be deterred from baking by what tools you have on hand. This is a recipe for everyone.Yum