My hubby and I have recently discussed a new house rule for guarding our waistlines. "If you MUST have it, you must MAKE it from scratch!" This rules out feverishly grabbing ice cream bars, store-bought oatmeal cream pies, and any other junk that you only crave at 11:46 pm--the worst possible time to eat it! So here's the homemade version...better than the original!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (7 1/2 ounce) jar marshmallows, fluff
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and set aside.
- Use an electric mixer to cream the brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Once smooth, slowly add the dry mixture to the wet until well combined. Stir in the oats.
- Use a tablespoon-sized scoop to form equal dough balls. Allow them plenty of space to spread. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely before moving off the parchment paper.
- Cream the shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Mix in the marshmallow fluff.
- To assemble: Match up two cookies that are of equal size and shape. Turn the bottom cookies over. Use a piping bag (or zip-bag with the corner cut off) to pipe the filling onto the bottom cookie. This is much easier than trying to spread it. Then add the top cookie of each cream pie and press down.
- *I found I liked a thin layer of cream filling better than a thick layer--but you should have plenty if you want to pile it on!
These are great! My first batch of cookies were a little soft and ended up falling apart. (Still good to eat with a fork!) I cooked the second batch of cookies longer and they made great sandwiches! Made my own marshmallow creme as well. Yum!
The recipe could use a little updating as I was reading top-down and when it said to mix all dry ingredients, I thought that included the brown sugar. I had to remove it from the mix to add to the butter for creaming in the next step. Thus, be careful with the instructions!
Thanks for the recipe!