Oatmeal Cream Pies
 
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Better than the store-bought cookie, these oatmeal cream pies are full of real ingredients instead of preservatives. Sure to be a crowd pleaser! Recipe source: Back to the Cutting Board
Serves: Approximately 18 cookies
Ingredients
Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mild molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (I personally felt this was unnecessary)
  • 1½ cups quick oats
Cream Filling Ingredients:
  • Cream Filling Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp very hot water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow cream
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
  6. Add molasses and vanilla and beat until combined.
  7. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  8. Stir in oats using a wooden spoon.
  9. Drop by tablespoons on parchment lined sheets with plenty of space in between.
  10. These cookies spread a lot! Leave 2-3 inches between cookies and side of pan.
  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just starting to brown around edges.
  12. They will look moist - but do not overcook!
  13. Let sit on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  14. I like to pair up my cookies by size before filling to help with appearance.
  15. Make cream filling.
  16. In a very small bowl, dissolve salt in hot water. Set aside.
  17. Add remaining ingredients (marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, vanilla and whipping cream) in another bowl and beat on high until smooth and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  18. Add cooled salt water and beat until thoroughly mixed.
  19. Using a piping bag, pipe filling onto the flat side of a cooled cookie.
  20. Find a similar sized cookie and sandwich them together.
  21. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2011/04/oatmeal-cream-pies.html/