Friday, July 27, 2012

Oatmeal Creme Pies

Hello friends!

Have any of you ever tried using molasses in your recipes?

Have you noticed it smells absolutely awful?

Because it does. I've always assumed it would smell warm and spicy, but as I opened this bottle my nose was assailed by a scent I can't even really describe. Let's just call it unappealing. I would've loved to switch it out for honey, which the internet told me I could, but what if this ingredient was the ingredient to push these oatmeal creme pies over the edge, into the realm of "yum" ? I found these on BakedPerfection and I thought to myself 'it has been awhile since I've whipped up anything resembling a whoopie pie, over six months in fact.' Waiting that long sounds like such a crime, don't you think?

However, between the overwhelmingly weird smell of the molasses and the fact that the dough looks like oatmeal someone left on the counter for six hours, I must admit my hopes were not high. But then the oven did its magic and in 10 short minutes I had these! Add some frosting that tastes just like a melted marshmallow, sandwich two cookies together with it, and ta-da!

Little Debbie eat you heart out.

So I guess molasses is important to the recipe. I'll just have to suck it up and bear with the strange odor it holds because these cookies are too yummy to not make again and again.

Happy Baking!
Oatmeal Creme Pies Via BakedPerfection

1 cup butter, at room temp
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oats

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in medium bowl and set aside.
3. In large bowl cream together butter and both sugars until well incorporated. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then finally add in the molasses and vanilla. Beat all until well incorporated.
4. Pour flour mixture into wet ingredient mixture and mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Stir oats in by hand with wooden spoon.
5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough ont the prepared cookie sheets, leaving plenty of space for spreading. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
6. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Marshmallow Filling

1/2 cup shortening
1 7oz jar Marshmallow Fluff
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp hot water
1/8 tsp salt

1. Dissolve salt in hot water and let cool.
2. Beat together shortening, fluff, sugar and vanilla until fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add water and mix until well combined.
3. Spread filling on one side of a cookie, then place another cookie on top, pushing down slightly to sandwich them together.


  1. Why, why, why do you keep posting recipes that make my mouth drool! Absolutely delicious! Sinfully delicious!

    1. Ellen,

      I can't help it! The sweet treats beckon to baked in my kitchen and I must answer their call ;)

  2. I love oatmeal cream pies but I don't think I've ever used molasses to make them! I'll have to try it next time!

    1. I'm telling you do NOT freak out at the strange smell once you open the bottle of molasses. Just keep calm, carry on, and bake some delicious oatmeal creme pies. :)

  3. These look delicious! I love oatmeal so I'm going to give a whirl. They now sell marshmallow fluff here in the UK whoop! I'm hoping I can find the molasses, I've never looked before.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking
    P.S. I'm not sure if you were previously subscribed. If so, I changed servers on my blog so you may need to re-subscribe again (sorry!) See this post.

    1. Thanks Lisa!

      And thanks for letting me know you changed servers! I'll be sure to resubscribe ASAP :D

  4. I must admit, I love Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies... but these look soooo much better!! I have never worked with molasses.... now I know it may not be the most fragrant of ingredients. LOL! :) Have a great weekend. :)

    1. Thanks Ramona!

      Yeah I wish someone would have told me; I wouldn't have gone in for a giant whiff of what I THOUGHT would be deliciously scented molasses. My bad. ;)

  5. Never tried molasses in mine but I certainly do now! Yum :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. These look sooooooo good! I'm impressed!

  7. These sound so so good. Like heaven. I;ve never used Molasses i'm not even sure i can get that here!

    1. Thanks Miss Messy!

      Molasses is in most grocery stores in the baking/flour aisle - i never noticed it before either so ask an employee and I'm sure they will point you in the right direction!

      If not - there is always the wonderful Amazon :D