Ok I just pulled these from the oven, dang are they soft, I love them just as a plain oatmeal cookie, I agree they don't taste like little debbies and they don't look like them but. This is a wonderful cookie, even with out the cream which I will be making shortly the texture is cake like the oatmeal really isn't that chewy like most oatmeal cookies and the flavor is light, not overly sweet. I made one change I used spleada instead of that extra cup of plain sugar, I made the change because I'm diabetic and after looking at the brown sugar plus the regular I was worried what these will do to me. Great cookie though!
Just made these tonight. I didn't think they tasted like the real thing. I got 20 pies out of it. Next time I will double the filling, without doubling the salt, and add more vanilla to it. I will also leave out the cinnamon from the cookies. 10 minutes baking time was perfect for these.
Wow, I've had a printout of this recipe since it was posted, and I finally got around to making them -- delicious, and so similar to the storebought version (but better, of course)! I lined my pans with parchment paper, so they didn't stick at all (they definitely spread quite a bit, though). Scooping them with a medium cookie scoop gave me 18 assembled pies. Next time, I think I'll double the filling (the not-too-sweet aspect of the filling was a nice counterpoint to the really sweet cookie part). Thanks for posting!
Yummy ! These are a wonderful treat. Thanks so much for the recipe.
Made these today for kids. recipe made 18. These did not spread much for me. Maybe because I used butter flavor crisco. The amount of filling was perfect. I had a little left over. Kids and Dh thought they were wonderful!!! DD(8) liked the cookies plain the best.DD(11) wanted to help make these next time. Will make again soon.Absolutely to die for!
I made these today finally since I found the recipe. I did grind the oatmeal finer and double it all. I got 29 good size pies out of a double recipe. I think next time I might add a tad more powered sugar and we could still taste the shortening but still really good. Why buy when you can make your own and know what is in them. Thank you so much for the recipe!!!
These were excellent! I will probably make these a little smaller next time and I do want to double the filling! Thanks for sharing.
Wow, these are really good. They taste a lot like the little debbies I remember. The only thing that is really different is that the bits of oat are more "chunky". If you prefer, I guess you could grind them up in a food processor a little before tossing them in. My kids (1 and 3)were silent for 10 minutes while they enjoyed them. I also thought that the filling wasn't going to be quite enough, but it turned out to be the perfect amount for 12 pies! Thanks for a wonderful different cookie :-)
This recipe is fantastic. They taste just like the Little Debbie boxed goodies, but they're better. The next time I make these, however, I'll put less than a tablespoon of dough for each cookie. The tablespoon amount made the cookies a bit large.
This is an excellent recipe! My daughter requested a giant oatmeal creme pie instead of a traditional birthday cake. I divided one batch into 2 - 9" cake pans and baked at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes, checking them regularly for "doneness". She, and everyone else at the party, was thrilled with how much the cake tasted exactly like a Little Debbie!!