September 23, 2013

Oatmeal Buttercream Pies

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

This summer I was at a Fourth of July party at my neighbors. After we’d finished eating, and were sitting around the table chatting — completely stuffed from the usual, delicious Fourth of July fare — another neighbor walked in, dropped off a plate of cookies and said:

“Here. I had to get these out of my house. They were too dangerous.”

Well, like a moth to the flame, I immediately was drawn to these cookies and had to see for myself.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

A cookie? Too dangerous? That has my name all over it.

I was completely stuffed, so I just cut one in half for a little taste.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

But one bite of these devilish cookies and I knew I was a goner.

Don’t be fooled by their innocent little oatmeal cookie appearance. They’re unlike anything I’ve ever had before. Basically, these cookies are EVIL.

Of course I immediately went back and retrieved the other half and devoured it. The cookie made me do it.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

They are insanely good. The perfect oatmeal cookie. Decadently buttery and chewy on the inside with perfect oatmeal-crisp edges. And stuffed with buttercream frosting.

I immediately asked for the recipe and my neighbor was happy to share.

And today, I am deviously delighted to pass on the recipe to you.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Warning: Make these at your own risk. ;)

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

To start, you’ll need 2 1/2 sticks of butter.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Add 1/2 cup sugar.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

And 1 cup packed brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Next add in one egg.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

And a tablespoon of vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Add to bowl and mix on low speed until just combined.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Then pour in 3 cups of quick oats and mix until just combined.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Omg, could not stop taste-testing this cookie dough!

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

To help make all my cookies the same size, I used a medium cookie scoop to shape and drop the dough onto the baking sheet.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Bake these beauties up at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Meanwhile, we can make the perfect buttercream frosting filling for these oatmeal cookies.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

You’ll need 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1 stick of butter.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Two tablespoons of heavy cream (or milk).

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

And one teaspoon of vanilla extract. I always use Tahitian vanilla in recipes that don’t call for baking, like frostings and ice cream. It really does add a WOW factor that people can immediately recognize. It’s my secret ingredient. Try it sometime! :) But it’s susceptible to heat, so don’t bake with it.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Beat this on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Love how smooth and shiny it is!

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

When the cookies are cool, match up pairs of similar-sized cookies and flip one of the mates over. Add frosting to the bottom of the cookie.

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Then smush the cookie pairs together to make these beautiful Oatmeal Buttercream Pies!

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Chewy, toasty, buttery, and delicious. They are so good!!

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

I normally send treats I make to work with Kevin for him to share.. but these are so good, I’m keeping them all to myself. :D

Homemade Oatmeal Buttercream Pies. These are so soft and chewy on the inside and buttery crisp on the outside. Perfect little sandwich cookies!

Make these the next time you seriously want to wow someone!! :) And if it’s football season, you should definitely do this and shape them into footballs!! :) Too cute!!

Enjoy!! :)

Oatmeal Buttercream Pies


1 1/4 cup (2.5 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups quick oats

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl until well combined, about 3-5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to butter and mix on low speed just until combined. Add the oats and stir until just combined.

3. Use a medium (1.5 tbsp) cookie scoop to place dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla

1. Place the butter, sugar, whipping cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.

2. When the cookies are cool, sandwich frosting between two cookies. Enjoy!! :)



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Averie @ Averie Cooks September 23, 2013 at 1:55 am

They’re like the most amazing re-invention of the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies I grew up eating and loving. I can tell how buttery the cookies are, and then, with that buttercream filling, mmmm, so good!

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets September 23, 2013 at 6:17 am

Your oatmeal cream pies look so grown up and fancy! I’ll eat a dozen thank you! Thanks for the link love too, Amanda!

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Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen September 23, 2013 at 6:39 am

Oh dear…I’m a goner. These sweet oatmeal cream pies are going to do me in. They’re wickedly evil! Gorgeous and heavenly photography though, Amanda! Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinning!

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Sara Denbo September 23, 2013 at 6:51 am

I am wondering how these oatmeal delights would be without cinnamon? I am allergic, as is my daughter. Do you think they would be too ‘dull’ without it? Maybe add some chopped pecans for a replacement flavor? Thanks for sharing the recipe– Sara

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tracie c. August 30, 2014 at 1:07 am

you can sub nutmeg for the cinnamon for the spice. hope that helps

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Tieghan September 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

Oh yeah, I would be a goner too! These are so my thing! I love oatmeal cookies, but oatmeal cookies stuffed with frosting? Wow, so amazing! What neighbor you have!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 23, 2013 at 7:24 am

I am DROOLING like a big, hulky dog…WOW. These look amazing and will definitely give ‘em a go and send the rest to the Mr’s work!

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Ali @ Inspiralized September 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

DEFINITELY making these this weekend – I loooove anything with oatmeal… and butter cream, haha. These will be a great surprise for my boyfriend :) Thanks for the post!

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Heidi September 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

These looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to make these.

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Stephanie @ PlainChicken September 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

I love oatmeal cream pies! I bet these are SO much better than the ones I grew up with. I will be making these soon!

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Melanie @ carmelmoments.com September 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

These look heavenly. My hubby loves those Little D oatmeal creme pies which I refuse to buy any more. Maybe I could make these as a surprise. I’m sure there would be absolutely no comparison!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor September 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

The buttercream looks so creamy and perfectly complements the oatmeal cookies. Yum!

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bridget {bake at 350} September 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

Somehow the green smoothie I’m sipping is even more unappealing than it was 5 minutes ago. ;) Oh MY…these DO look dangerous!

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Madison September 23, 2013 at 9:21 am

These look amazing! I had these a kid when my mom made them. I remember sitting at the counter, talking to my mom and eating these “oatmeal whoopie pies.”

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LyndaS September 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

Those look incredible. I am so going to make these (once I am off of my diet)!

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Cookbook Queen September 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

Definitely trying these. YUM!!!

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Coco in the Kitchen September 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

These are the cutest li’l “whoopies.”

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Angie | Big Bears Wife September 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I use to love oatmeal sandwich cookies when I was growing up! I miss them! Looks like I just found the perfect recipe for them!

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Christina September 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I love when friends share their recipes! I’m always inspired by what other people bring over to share. These look heavenly.

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Billie September 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

These look amazing! Do you think if I added Kraft Caramel Bits if they would still taste ok?

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Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts September 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Pinned this. Making asap!!

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture September 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

That buttercream looks SURREAL! I’ve gotta get my hands on this Tahitian vanilla you speak of!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 24, 2013 at 3:50 am

The fact that it has oatmeal, makes it legit to have more in one seating — right? :D

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shelly (cookies and cups) September 24, 2013 at 7:22 am

Oh, I need to try these! I trust your cookie expertise!

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gigi September 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

How many cookies/sandwiches did your recipe make?

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Jen and Emily @ Layers Of Happiness September 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Oatmeal cream pies are my absolute FAVORITE! Here’s our recipe! http://layersofhappiness.com/sarah-lynns-oatmeal-cream-pies/
The icing is insanely amazing and the cookies have a secret ingredient!

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Renee @ Awesome on $20 September 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Li’l Debbies Oatmesl Cream Pies are one of my all time favorite things. I bet these are outrageously delicious. I can’t wait to try them.

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Deborah September 29, 2013 at 12:29 am

You know when something is called dangerous that there is trouble!! These look fantastic.

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Gloria // Simply Gloria September 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

I’m so onto these EVIL cookies! I need them right now. …. with a side of (even more!) cream filling!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life October 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

I am a goner just looking at those divine cookies!!! Oatmeal cream pies are one of my weaknesses!!! Send the evil cookies my way…I’ll dispose of them for you ;-)

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Hailing October 8, 2013 at 4:38 am

Oh my word these are the best cookies I’ve ever eaten. I was going to give some away but I think I might hide them now…..

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Sonni K. October 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

OMG these look amazing! I cannot wait to try them! I seriously love your blog btw =) It’s one of the first I ever started to follow

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Maria November 6, 2013 at 5:03 am

Tried this and suffice to say my waistline will regret it! I couldn’t stop eating it. My sister loves it so much she brought half the batch for her friends (she’s the sharing type) and I had to hide the other half.

I love the cookies with or without the frosting, though without the frosting they taste a tiny bit salty. I also had to bake them for 17 mins instead of 10 – maybe because it’s very humid where I live.

This recipe is a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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Evelyn November 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm

These look so good! I am just starting a blog myself emhkitchen.blogspot.com

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Helen Cantero April 2, 2014 at 8:54 pm

These looked amazing…but when I tried to bake them they spread into huge buttery puddles. I doubled the recipe but otherwise followed the directions. Do you think it will help the chill the dough in the fridge overnight before baking?

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rachel June 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

My neighbors are going to both love and hate you for this ;-) <3

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Ma Martin July 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

Now i’m getting frustrated. This is the 3rd attempt. Please come back soon. Your recipe is a bit confusing to understand in England as the recipe says 1 1/4 cup of butter…..Thats only about 2- 1/2 oz…Or is it 10oz .The conversion site say 2-1/2 sticks is abour 10oz???

Hope you get this
Love from good Old Blighty
And Ma Martin

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Ma Martin July 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

Hello one and all, It’s me from “Old Blighty”. Well i took the plunge and made this beauties with 10oz of butter….The first batch has come out of the oven. Smells lovely! I put a bit to much liquid in ,they need to be quite solid.And i added more cinnamon. Hey next ones will have little apple chunks in…
I’m just tasting now!!!!!…..ummmmm! Oh yes! Are you feeling it? THEY TASTE BRILLIANT!
This will be a firm family favorite.
Thank you for this recipe.I love porridge
X from
Ma Martin

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Emily August 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

How many cookie sandwiches does this make? Thank you!

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amy August 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

I tried these a couple of months ago and they were SO freaking delicious. Unfortunately I took them to a cookout so they were all gone by the time we left. I am making my second batch tonight to share with neighbors and bring into work. And then I’m making another batch Thursday to take on a trip. My husband has been requesting these for quite some time :)

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Michelle Woolford December 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

Hi Amanda,
Thanks so much for sharing this decadent recipe. I’m planning to make them for my Holiday Cookie Exchange at work next week and was wondering about how many pies can be made following the recipe above? I need 30 cookies (pies) and wasn’t sure whether I’d need to double this recipe.

Thanks!

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