Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oatmeal Creme Pies

One of my goals as a stay at home mom is to buy less over-processed-sugar-loaded-junk-food from the store and make more things from scratch at home.  This week we're trying Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies from The Craving Chronicles.  Ok, I know.  There is A LOT of sugar in these.  It still  HAS to be healthier than store bought though.  And I made smaller ones.  And I halved the recipe.  That should help, right?

Here is the recipe.  Halved, it makes 9 cookies.  18 would have been WAY too many.

Oatmeal Cream Pies
from Nosh with Me via The Craving Chronicles
Cookie Ingredients
1 cup margarine
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats
Cream Filling Ingredients
2 teaspoons very hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. In large bowl, cream margarine, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
3. Add to the creamed mixture; mix in the oats.
4. Drop dough by TBS on ungreased sheets. (I used a small cookie scoop.)
5. Bake at 350 degrees F.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes,or until just starting to brown around the edges.
7. They will look moist; don’t overcook.
8. While the cookies bake prepare the filling.
9. In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water.
10. Allow this to cool.
11. Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in med bowl; mix on high until fluffy.
12. Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
13. Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top.

I think 10-12 minutes is too long.  My cookies were a little crisp on the edges.  If you make smaller cookies then bake for 8-9 minutes instead.

Mine aren't nearly as pretty as the chick's from The Craving Chronicles.  Oh well, they were good.  And my oldest's reaction?  "Uh, they have cookies just like this at the store you know."

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