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Who likes Little Debbie oatmeal pies? If that’s you, you are going to love these cookies. My oldest son used to live off oatmeal pies. When I would take my kids food shopping and asked them to each pick out a snack for the week, he would always pick oatmeal pies. Fast forward 15 years later now and he was the one to finish these off, too. 🙂

These are really easy to make. I’ve broken down the recipe into steps below.

Step One:

In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then, add the vanilla and eggs and mix just until combined.

Step Two:

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to mix. Add the oats a little at a time continuing to mix until all of the oats are incorporated. You may want to scrape the bowl to make sure there are no clumps of brown sugar hiding in the bowl.

Step Three:

Scoop cookie dough balls about two tablespoons each onto prepared cookie sheets.

Step Four:

Bake cookies for 11 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step Five:

In another large bowl, beat the butter for the filling until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined. Beat on medium speed for two minutes or until light and fluffy.

Step Six:

Spread the filling on one cookie and then gently press another cookie on top creating a sandwich. You should have about 12-14 sandwiched cookies.

Easy-peasy! That’s all there is to it.

Oatmeal Creme Pies

These pies are the perfect treat for any time of the day. They are soft and pliable with a fluffy, sweet filling inside. They give Little Debbie some competition.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups quick or old fashioned oats

Cream Filling

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients until almost combined. Add the oats and mix until incorporated.
  • Scoop cookie dough balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each, onto a prepared baking sheet. Leave space between the dough balls because they will spread.
  • Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Let cookies rest on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Creme Filling

  • Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated. Add the vanilla and milk until combined. Beat until light and fluffy, adding more milk, one teaspoon at a time, if needed.
  • To assemble the cookies, pipe or spread the cream filling on the bottom side of half of the cookies. Place the remaining cookies on top making them into a sandwich.

If you’ve made these, please share below how they turned out.

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