Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie Footballs

by aimee @ shugarysweets on January 31, 2012

Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies for football season! Just like the classic, but chocolate!

Need a cute Superbowl treat to bring to the game this weekend?

These are so easy to make and delicious to eat! They would look perfect on the dessert table! Just like the classic, Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream pie, except these are made with chocolate. So soft and delicious!
Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies for football season! Just like the classic, but chocolate!
Other Football food ideas…
Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie Footballs

Yield: 20


    For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cup quick oats
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 Tbsp very hot water
  • pinch salt
  • 10oz Marshmallow Fluff
  • ¾ cup butter flavor Crisco
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the Topping:
  • 4 oz white chocolate, melted


  1. In large bowl, beat Crisco, brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa and cinnamon. Mix in the oats. Drop by ONE tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet (shape into an oval). Bake 7-8 minutes in a 350 degree oven, until just starting to brown around the edges. DON’T OVERCOOK! Pinch edges of cookies into a football shape if they have rounded too much.
  2. After cookies have cooled, combine hot water with salt and mix until salt is dissolved. In large bowl, beat marshmallow fluff with Crisco, powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on high until fluffy. Add in salt water and mix until well combined. Spread filling on one cookie and press second cookie on top.
  3. Using melted chocolate, drizzle the top to look like a football. Allow to set about ten minutes. Enjoy!

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Julie @Savvy Eats January 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm



Lisa January 31, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Very cute & my kind of football food! I’m a sugar girl and I hate all those salty football snacks. This is perfect!


Julie @ Table for Two January 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I totally need to make these some day! I love oatmeal cream pies — the quaker oats kind but these seem somewhat healthier since it isn’t processed ;)


Sarah January 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

YUM! My Mom used to buy Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies and now I know how to make one from scratch. The fact that it looks like a football (I have three boys) is just icing on the cake. Would you come over and share at my new link party?

Come on over and check it out!


Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

These are perfect for the super bowl! To cute! Now I just need to throw a party and make them!


Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 31, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Oh, yum! I have never tried a chocolate oatmeal cookie–it sounds like the marriage of two of my most favorite things! :)


Jocelyn January 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Definitely my kind of super bowl snack:-) Oatmeal cream pies are my favorite little debbie…I love that you made them chocolate and football shaped!!! You are awesome!!!


ButterYum January 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Who’d a thunk it? Brilliant!!



Aarthi January 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

This is my favorite..YUMMY



Renee January 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

These look awesome. So cute & they look yummy!


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Oatmeal cream pies by Little Debbie are pretty much the best thing ever. Til I saw these. Amazing!

Do they taste similar to Little D’s OCP’s?


Holly January 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

These are SO CUTE! Love love love them!


Jenn February 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

Way good idea for superbowl!


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 1, 2012 at 2:38 am

These are adorable! And, oh, so good too, I bet. Yummy!


Ginger Zuck February 1, 2012 at 4:50 am

These are too great looking and my favorite things in them. I’m apologizing I’ve not stopped by in a bit, but I’ve been trying to be good and it’s really hard looking and reading about your awesome-ness stuff! I just had to come over on this post. Am I getting weak??? Have a great week. LOL


Teri@thefreshmancook February 1, 2012 at 7:24 am

I love these Football cookies! They are perfect for this weekends big game! I’d love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!

Hope to see you there! Thanks!!


Jennifer | Mother Thyme February 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

These are adorable! What a clever idea! :)


Kiri W. February 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Dawww, cutest ever football related item! I don’t give a peep about the superbowl, but I’ll have an order of these, please :)


Steph February 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm

How perfect are these!! This is the exact reason why I love football…the food!!


Lizzy February 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

These are so darn cute (and yummy!). I’m glad to be able to say I buzzed them :)


Claudia February 2, 2012 at 12:10 am

These are so adorable – and I could tell myself – it has oats – it’s healthy!


Amalia February 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

These look so adorable! Perfect for the Superbowl! I remember eating something really similar to this when I was younger, so it’s definitely bringing back some yummy memories :) I love this, great job!


Chef in Training February 2, 2012 at 2:52 am

YUM! These sound delish and how perfect for the Super Bowl! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!
Chef in Training


Mindie Hilton February 2, 2012 at 3:24 am

Love these.


Allison February 2, 2012 at 3:40 am

I saw these on pinterest. I should have guessed they came from your kitchen. Love!


TheChocolatePriestess February 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

So cute they almost make me wish we cared at all about professional sports.


RavieNomNoms February 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Oh man, these are dangerous. They look so good!


Buttercream Bakehouse February 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

looks great.


The Country Cook February 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thank you so much for linking these up at Weekend Potluck! They are so adorable. I just featured them on facebook! If you wouldn’t mind, please post a link back to Weekend Potluck or grab one of the linky buttons. Thanks again! Have a great weekend!


Jessa Smith February 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

These are adorable – I’m going to try to make these for my husband – he would love them!



TidyMom February 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

oh what a cute idea!!

Thanks for linking up!! I featured this post too in my wrap up

Have a great Sunday!


Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama February 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

These are so fun!! Love it!

I featured your cookies on my blog today, feel free to stop by & check it out!


Jenn Erickson February 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm

OMG — these are the cutest, and tastiest looking football treats I’ve seen! Spotlighting your recipe on my FB page today!



Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen February 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

These are soo adorable! Have to make them next year for superbowl sunday for sure :) or maybe sooner, I don’t think I can wait that long to try them !!


Bonnie @ Uncommon January 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

these are so super cute! thanks so much for the yummy recipe!
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Mackenzie January 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

How fun! My husband loves oatmeal cream pies; I’ll have to give these a try!
Mackenzie :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Thanks Mackenzie. they are quite good, and fun too!


Christina @ I Gotta Create! January 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Looks Great! Pinning :)

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RE January 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I wonder if there is a way to convert these to gluten free so I could have them and my toddler son too! We’re allergic to wheat!

They look amazing!!!


Kim H. January 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

These look amazing, and I can’t wait to make them for a Super Bowl Party this weekend. Has anyone tried this recipe with regular butter rather than butter-flavored Crisco? Just wondering if the substitute will alter the way the cookies come out. Thanks!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 31, 2013 at 11:41 am

Hi Kim, butter will most likely make these a little flatter (and spread more). You can try using half butter, half margarine. Let me know if you try it!
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Kim H. February 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

Thanks Aimee! I was making them for a party and didn’t want to take any chances, so I just went out and bought butter-flavored Crisco. They turned out perfectly! I made 1 1/2 batches and they were ALL GONE before we left the party. Yay! Thanks so much for this recipe.
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Holly Lefevre January 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm

We just were invited to a Super Bowl party..I might have to give these a try! Yum!
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Marshall July 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I like it whenever people come together and share views.
Great website, continue the good work!
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Kate@Diethood September 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Genius!! I am SO going to make these… we are gameday freaks! ;-D
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

Glad to hear it :) ENJOY!


Ali February 1, 2014 at 1:06 am

Question… I see the yield is 20. Is that 20 sandwich cookies, or 20 individual cookies (so only 10 once they’ve been put together). I’m trying to scale for a party. Thank you!


don September 11, 2014 at 8:09 am

I was able to get about 45 cookies out of this recipe with a #50 scoop. That will yield a little over 20 sandwich cookies.

The #50 scoop is a nice sized cookie. But two of them in a sandwich cookie with filling is a large portion. I’ll use a smaller scoop next time. I’ll try a #60.


Kelly September 8, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Pinning this! Can’t wait to make it for a football party!


aimee @ shugarysweets September 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Thanks for pinning :)


don September 11, 2014 at 7:56 am

Butter flavored crisco is pretty nasty tasting stuff. The first time I made these, they tasted like they had coconut in them.

The second time I made them I replaced the butter flavored crisco in the filling with equal parts regular crisco and real butter. That made a big improvement in the taste.

Next time I’m going to completely get rid of all the cricso in both the cookies and filling then substitute with butter.


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