Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe

by Merissa on April 28, 2014

in Recipes

Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe - Little House Living

Oatmeal Cream Pie

 When I was a child, my parents gave me and my siblings an allowance for doing household chores.  Every week when we received our allowance, a $5 bill, we felt rich. My sister and I would get on our bicycles on Saturday morning and ride down to the convenient store, where we would load up on snacks.  On occasion, we would pool our money and buy a whole box of oatmeal cream pies.  I have wonderful, fond memories of those times.

Now that I have a 3-year-old daughter, and there is much more information available to parents about healthy eating habits, I opt to make treats such as this oatmeal cream pie recipe, instead of purchasing them. That way they’re preservative-free, I have complete control over the ingredients that go into it, and as a huge bonus, they are hot, fresh, and better than the boxed kind.

Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe

These oatmeal cream pies are soft, chewy, and the rich gooey center oozes out the side when you bite into it.  Grab a napkin, and get ready for a delightful treat!  You’ll be making these time, and time again.

Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 cup quick oats (not cooked)

For the filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

For the cookie:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and creamy.  Add in molasses, vanilla extract and egg, and continue beating until thoroughly mixed.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition, until fully incorporated.

Drop cookies in 1 tbsp spoonfuls, onto cookie sheets, leaving 1.5″ between each ball of dough.  Bake for 7-9 minutes, until cookies are lightly golden brown.   Allow to cool.

For the filling:

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla and whisk or beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.  Gradually add in powdered sugar until fully incorporated.

Once cookies are cooled, take one cookie and spread a tablespoon of filling evenly on the bottom of the cookie.  Top with a second cookie to complete the oatmeal cream pie.

Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe

Have you ever made a great oatmeal cream pie recipe before?  What was your favorite cookie when you were growing up?


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1 Rachel April 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

Um, HELLO. That looks amazing. I may have overlooked it, but what’s the yield on this recipe? I feel like I’d eat them all so I need to know, haha 🙂


2 Andrea April 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

It should yield 24 individual cookies, and 12 oatmeal cream pies 🙂


3 LydiaF April 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

They look delicious! I haven’t had an oatmeal cream pie in ages (the packaged ones don’t taste the same anymore). Now I want to make this! Pinning for later 🙂


4 Peggy Stenglein April 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Mmmmm…..looks so good, and I love oatmeal cream pies! I will give these a try!


5 Mrs. Joseph Wood April 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

These look super yummy! I’m going to have to try these. Thanks for sharing!
Mrs. Joseph Wood @ http://www.amomentwithmom.com


6 Jennifer Johnson April 29, 2014 at 8:42 am

Oh yum these were my favorite as a kid too.


7 Kristina & Millie April 29, 2014 at 9:04 am

Oh yes, pass me one please! Ok, maybe two 🙂 totally yummy-licious!!


8 heather April 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

Oatmeal Cream pies are hubby’s favorite! I showed him this and he just drooled!


9 Leslie April 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm

These look amazing! I will take a couple.. I’m stopping by from the blog hop & I’m a new follower. I hope you’ve had a great day!


10 Lauryn April 30, 2014 at 10:53 am

This is SO exciting! It was my favorite snack as a kid!! Thanks for sharing this recipe on Motivation Monday!


11 Bobbi April 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

My hubs is totally addicted to oatmeal creme pies. I wonder if he would eat these?

Pinning to try it on him…LOL

Thanks for sharing!


12 Starla J May 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

Oh yummy! Thank you for sharing!


13 ChrisP May 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Frosting crackers! Yup, that was my favorite ‘cookie’! LOL.. They were just saltine crackers with butter-cream frosting, to make them into a sandwich cookie. I still love them~~ 🙂
These look equally yummy, if a bit more work, and if the weather cools down enough to bake, I’ll give them a go.


14 Jenn May 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm

AHHH I loove oatmeal cream pie.. I know what I will be making this weekend! Thank you for sharing!

p.s found you through Friendship Friday! 🙂



15 Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books May 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

These look so yummy!
Pinned to my dessert board.


16 Susan W May 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Yum! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!


17 Colletta May 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

These look scrumptious! I’m a facebook follower 😉

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18 Katie May 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

This looks amazing! I just pinned it to try it sometime soon!


19 Marie May 2, 2014 at 10:35 pm

My mom would take some powdered sugar and mix with a little milk ( or even water) and a bit of vanilla to make a thin glaze. She would then take graham crackers, dip them into the glaze, let some of the excess drip off and then dunk them into crushed corn flakes. Set on cooling rack to dry. Weird sounding I know, but they were yummy!!!!! We didnt have much growing up and these were a treat! Though we always made stuffvfrom scratch and rarely store bought.


20 Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? May 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

Um… YES PLEASE! These look sinfully delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.


21 Vicki May 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Do the oatmeal crème pies need to be refrigerated since the icing has cream cheese in it? Can’t wait to try them


22 cathy helgeson May 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Just made these and they are soo good. My question: do they need to be chilled after baking or will they be fine for a day or 2 on the counter. I don’t think they will last much beyond that…


23 Merissa May 4, 2014 at 7:23 am

I would personally chill them in the fridge.


24 Cris May 4, 2014 at 4:00 am

These look delicious :X


25 Jill May 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Oh, my, yum. I am pinning this recipe right now!
Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!


26 Theresa @DearCreatives May 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm

These look yummy! Thanks for sharing at the party!


27 [email protected] in Pyjamas May 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

I adore oats, I love them baked into treats especially cookies. These look divine. They have been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!


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