These little guys are almost a sin. They're so tasty, and while I didn't grow up on Little Debbie snacks, I get hungry for these more often than I'd like to admit. I have to show restraint, though, and make them when I have places to share them!
I decided to make a batch last weekend before I went home for Mother's Day, because I knew I'd have willing consumers there :) I also shared a few at school, and ate more than necessary...that's enough of that confession!
I found these on Pioneer Woman's blog, and she never disappoints. This wasn't my first go-round with these cookies, but something I did do differently this time was pull them out a minute before they were done baking, and I used a small glass jar to flatten them a little more before their last minute. Since they're a sandwich cookie, it's nice if they'll lay flat on a platter so there's not frosting lost! I'm all about conservation.
Oatmeal Cream Pies
2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. butter, softened
1/4 C. shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
3 T. boiling water (I forgot this! They were fine...)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/12 C. flour
2 C. quick oats
Preheat oven to 350; line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats (I'm not a silpat fan for cookies).
In a stand mixer, beat butter, shortening, and brown sugar. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Add in salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. In a small bowl, dissolve soda into boiling water; add to mixer with flour. Once flour is incorporated, mix in oats. This will make about 36 cookies.
Bake 9 minutes; pull out to flatten tops, bake 1 more minute. Don't frost until cookies are completely cool.
5 T. flour
1 C. milk (I use whole for this recipe)
1 C. butter, softened
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
In a small saucepan, whisk together flour and milk over medium-high heat until thickened. Whisk constantly. Remove from heat & add vanilla. Allow to cool completely.
Once milk is cooled, mix butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Once sugar is dissolved, add in milk mixture & beat the heck out of it! This will be light and creamy, and I'm just trying to come up with more things I can frost with it!
Assemble sandwich cookies; enjoy!