Oatmeal Cream Pie

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Oatmeal Cream Pies: #copycat Little Debbie recipe!
Dear Michael,

I love you. I really do. I know you said if I bake things you love it doesn’t show that. Because then you eat them. And regret it. But, I bake them because I love you. And the kids. Please accept this tray of homemade oatmeal cream pies as a token of my love. Or, stay at work until we have finished eating them.

Your wife

I personally do not like the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. I do love the Nutty Bars and Starcrunch…which I am going to attempt to recreate here soon! But, there are lots of recipes online floating around to make the creme pies. So, I did. And I like them. A lot!! The recipe made 24 cream pies, so I had to freeze them so that the kids would have them for lunches the rest of the week. Then this morning I ate one frozen. It was still really good. Sorry kids, but I’m doing this for your dad.

Oatmeal Cream Pie

Oatmeal Cream Pie


For the Cookie:

  • 1 cup margarine (NOT butter) OR 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
  • 1½ cup quick oats

For the Filling:

  • 2 tsp very hot water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ (7oz) jars of Marshmallow Fluff
  • ¾ cup butter flavor Crisco
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In large bowl, beat margarine, brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix in the oats. Drop by ONE tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  2. Bake 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven, until just starting to brown around the edges. DON’T OVERCOOK!
  3. After cookies have cooled, combine hot water with salt and mix until salt is dissolved.
  4. 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.
  5. Spread filling on one cookie and press second cookie on top. Enjoy!

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62 comments on “Oatmeal Cream Pie”

  1. YUM! 🙂

    I am so glad you linked up this week.

    These look just like those Little Debbie snack cakes!

  2. Ty

    Recreating the Nutty Bar would make you a god. Are you sure you want to become so powerful–it can be dangerous…

  3. Ty- I went to Jungle Jims today and found the elusive wafer sheet (in the Germany section). This is what has been holding me back….Nutty bars tomorrow, I’ll let you know how they turn out.

  4. I do love the little debbie version but I’m sure these are a million times better!!!! Can’t wait to try!

  5. I have been wanting to try a homemade version of these forever. Yours look soooo yummy with all that cream filling!

  6. Oooo these look so good. Creamy!!

  7. These look amazing. I do a new cookie every Monday on my blog and think I am going to feature these today. Excellent post.

  8. So neat, those remind me of those Little Debbie cakes, though I’m sure that yours are even better.

  9. You are cracking me up with your comments. I think I might be channeling you with my thoughts. I just discovered your blog this evening but will be checking things out and trying new recipes. Thanks!
    Shelley Hoy

  10. Shelley, thanks for stopping by! I hope you find something you like 🙂

  11. Ali

    Yummy! I have to admit, the oatmeal cream pies from the store are one of my major weaknesses. I have made myself feel sick from eating a few in one sitting..haha 🙁

  12. What??? OMG, I have to make these. Love, love, love!! Thank you!

  13. made my third batch yesterday, they are sooooooo good, better than store boughten & you know whats in them also, no artifical junk.

  14. These really do look good. My kids love most of the little debbie items. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

  15. After I made another delicious recipe of yours, I stumbled across this one. I just finished making it and as soon as they were filled it was like they vanished. My husband was giving them to all of our neighbors. Thanks for making me look like the expert baker. I’m hoping you’ll post this recipe to food gawker, so I can save it into my recipes there 🙂

  16. Dawn

    Help! The flavor of these is FABULOUS! But mine are really, really fragile- can’t even spread the filling without tearing them. Any suggestions? I have been looking for a homemade version of these for years! The flavor is so good my fam says they are better than Little Debbies. 🙂 I anxiously await your reply!

    • Hi Dawn, they might possibly be a tad undercooked? You can do one of two things. Refrigerate them and hope that helps with spreading on the filling. Or, put the filling in a ziploc bag, snip off the end, then pipe it on (so you don’t have to spread it). These are normally moist, but not fragile. I’m glad they taste good though!!!

  17. Melissa

    Could the molasses be replaced with raw honey?

  18. Gretchen

    Why can’t butter be substituted for the margarine? Just curious.

  19. I have been DYING to make these and I finally did! Mine tuned out much lighter in color and fluffier than yours. What could I have done? (I did use the butter flavored crisco.) It’s no big deal though because they taste WONDERFUL!!! Just wondering. 🙂 Thanks!!

    • First, I’m glad you enjoyed them! As for color and texture it could be a couple things…brand of brown sugar and molasses could change the color…some vary in depths! As for texture, it could be how long you beat the batter, and the freshness of baking soda. So glad you love them!

  20. I am going to try these…I like the Little Debbie ones but find the icing too sweet. I think I will put my Cooked Icing in them instead. I’m anxious to see how they turn out…:)

  21. Shannon

    I cannot eat margarine due to the fact that it is made with soy. I cannot use Crisco, either. What will butter do to the recipe?? Thanks…I’d love to try these!

  22. Deb

    I never buy margarine and was curious why you shouldn’t use Butter ???

  23. jenny burmesch

    What if we dont have parchment paper?!

  24. MegjgeM

    Wow these were spot on! I am in the midst of baking these right now and they are absolutely perfect!! they taste exactly like the ones I remember in the cellophane packages. Thanks for your recipe and all your great work in helping me bring out the best in my kitchen for my family!!

  25. michelle

    Hello I have never heard of a Jar of marshmallow fluff…where can I find it? I am in Canada and we don’t have a lot of the stuff the US has is that maybe it?

  26. Tanisha

    We buy the Little Debbie ones from the grocery store all of the time for my boys. I would love to make them at home and have them taste yummy! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  27. Holy cow just finished these and they are awesome!!! Thanks for the amazing recipe!!

  28. Anonymous

    How much powdered sugar is called for in the recipe? For some reason I can only see “? cup powdered sugar”

  29. I am making this now. I am really excited to try them. They are baking up great. I wish I didn’t have to guess the amount of powdered sugar.

  30. Brianne

    So, how much powdered sugar??

  31. Diane

    From the recipe:
    2/3 cup powdered sugar

  32. Jonathan

    Can you clarify the “1½ (7oz) jars of Marshmallow Fluff” – are you saying its 7oz TOTAL or 1 7oz jar + 1/2 of another jar (so 10.5oz total).


  33. Louise

    I was all set to give this a go and then saw the Crisco which is GMO soybean and I have a soy allergy. Is there a substitute for that ??

  34. Betty

    Can’t wait to make these I know they will wonderful. I would like to know if molasses can be replaced with honey or any other ingredient? Thank you so much for posting this recipe for oatmeal creme cookies.

  35. Steph

    I was wondering if you would consider making a copycat of the apple oatmeal cookies. I only ever found one box of them at the store and they were WAY better than the original ones. But now I cant find them. Anyone have any ideas?

  36. Mary

    Hi how should I store them overnight ? Thanks

  37. Alissa

    I have everything together and am wondering if I can make tonight and stuff tomorrow? ??!

  38. vanessa

    My cream came out runny…should I beat it longer..? Oh and there is no Crisco where I live (europe) so I used reg butter.

    Besides that these are awesome! Good ol’ American treat!

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  40. Rox

    This recipe SUCKED. It spread out into one giant flat cookie? It was awful, and did not cook evenly.

  41. i love little debbie version , but i can not wait to try yours , thank you .

  42. Elizabeth

    These turned out looking like the real thing, but it not taste like an original little Debbie. In fact, the crisco taste is not good! My 9 year old called them just ok and didn’t want anymore after just 1 bite. I took a few bites and already have a stomach ache. I made them exact to the recipe and if maybe I liked eating butter and sugar sandwiches, I would like this….but a definite that I won’t make them again.

  43. Terry Freeman

    What can you subsitute for the butter flavored Crisco? I don’t use it because I don’t really like it.

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