Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie Footballs

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


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


Step 1

  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.

Step 2

  1. 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.

Step 3

  1. 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.
  2. Add in salt water and mix until well combined. Spread filling on one cookie and press second cookie on top.

Step 4

  1. Using melted chocolate, drizzle the top to look like a football. Allow to set about ten minutes. Enjoy!

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Posted on January 31, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Yes, I understand how to do that. However, whether on my mobile device or on a computer, after the list of ingredients, it says “Directions:” and then that is the end of the post. No directions are given. Please review your page and see for yourself. I would still like to make these someday…so if you could send me the directions, that would be great! Thanks!

  2. I would really like to make these but there are no directions. Even when I click print, it just says “directions” with nothing underneath.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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 !!

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


  9. These are so fun!! Love it!

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

  10. oh what a cute idea!!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured this post too in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/super-bowl-party-food-2/

    Have a great Sunday!

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


  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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!!

  16. 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

  17. 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?

  18. 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!!!

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

  20. 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? http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/01/dwell-on-fridays-two.html

    Come on over and check it out!

  21. 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 😉

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