Wednesday, March 20, 2013
.oatmeal cream pies.
sometimes i find that i am lazy. wait, let me retract. sometimes i find that i have so much on my figurative plate that i have no choice but to slack in other areas of my life. today is one such day. let's just put it this way- life is a little overwhelming and if i could just bury my head under a blanket and ignore it all, i'd be perfectly content. well, maybe if i snuck these oatmeal cream pies under the blanket with me.
usually i leisurely walk you through what is going on in each picture of a recipe.
this time, i'd like to just tell you that these oatmeal cream pies are ridiculously delicious. enjoy the pictures and make some for yourself.
what was your favorite little debbie as a child? oatmeal cream pies were definitely mine. and now, they are all over again.
oatmeal cream pies
adapted from kids in the sink
what you need
1 cup unsalted butter
¾ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
⅛ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ cups quick oats
2 tsp very hot water
¼ tsp salt
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream
½ cup shortening
⅓ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla
what you do
Preheat the oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir to combine; mix in the oats.
Drop tablespoon sized scoops onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until just starting to brown around the edges. Be careful not to overbake them; they will look moist.
While the cookies are baking, in a small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water and allow to cool to room temperature.
Combine the marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla and mix on high until fluffy.
Add the salt water and mix well.
Spread the filling onto the flat side of one cookie and top with another. There you have the most delicious sandwich cookie known to man.