Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe

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Need a special treat recipe to make today? This Oatmeal Cream Pie recipe will leave you wondering why you ever bought these!

Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe

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 convenience 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 this time, and time again.

Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe
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Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe


For the Cookie:

  • 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:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the 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.
  4. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Need more oatmeal treats to make? Here are some good ones!

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?


This Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in April 2014. It has been updated as of September 2020.

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  1. 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. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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! 🙂


  8. 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.

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

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

  11. 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…

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. I loved these as a kid. Oh who am I kidding, I bought some not too long ago and ate most of them myself. Yours look way better.

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

  15. Oatmeal cream pies where one of my favorite treats as a kid. I had a friend who always had them and was nice enough to share them with me. I can’t wait to try this recipe out. So many memories. Thanks for sharing on the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!

  16. My mother used to buy these and we loved them, but I’ll bet that these homemade ones are much better. Thank you for sharing on Think Tank Thursday link party. Shared and pinned.

  17. Oh my gosh, oatmeal cream pies were always my favorite that I would often spend my allowance on, too! I’m so curious to try your recipe! 🙂 Lisa

  18. Andrea,

    I’m visiting from “Inspire Me Monday”. Oatmeal Cream Pies are a staple from most anyone’s childhood. My late mother-in-law loved these little snack cakes and always had plenty on hand. I liked your homemade version. It sounds good. I will save your recipe. I’ve been thinking about making something like this and this is definitely a good point to start. Have a good week and please feel free to join me on the dance floor today! 😉

  19. Oh my goodness these look incredible! My kids love oatmeal cream pies and these are such a better alternative to the store bought ones. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Oatmeal cream pies were my favorite treat as a kid! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  21. Halo, Dear Merrisa,
    Nice to see the procedure to make the cookies. I would like you to tell me how to make the same cookies without using the eggs. what alternative ingredient you will suggest? pl let me know. As we dont eat eggs and also no non-veg food at all.
    I congratulate you for your new House. Wish you all the best for same.
    Kindest Regards,

  22. Theses sound wonderful!!! I only have whole rolled oats, can I use these instead of the quick cooking ones?