Yield: 17 servings

Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Soft and chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies! You'll love this easy lunchbox treat. Similar to the classic, but CHOCOLATE flavored!


For the Cookie:

  • 1 cup Crisco, butter flavored shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cup quick cook oats

For the Filling:

  • 2 tsp very hot water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 10 oz (about 1 ½ jars) Marshmallow Fluff
  • ¾ cup butter flavor Crisco
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  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.
  2. Drop by ONE tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 7-8 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. In large bowl, beat marshmallow fluff with Crisco, powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on high until fluffy.
  4. Add in salt water and mix until well combined. Spread filling on one cooled cookie and press second cookie on top.
  5. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


  • Do not over bake the chocolate oatmeal cookies! They'll look soft and doughy and barely browned at the edges so you might be tempted to leave them in the oven longer. Trust me on this--they cool to a perfect chewy texture.
  • How long do oatmeal cream pies keep? Store these in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Can you substitute butter for the margarine or Crisco? No. For the cookies, the margarine (or shortening) helps achieve the chewy texture. Butter will make the cookies thinner and crispier so they won't have that authentic oatmeal cream pie texture and flavor.
  • How much filling to use in cream pies: I put about an inch of the marshmallow fluff filling between the cookies. You can use more or less depending on your preferences, just make sure to make them even!
  • Have leftover filling? I had just enough filling to fill my whoopie pies. If you end up using less filling and having leftovers, don't throw it out! It's delicious spread on graham crackers and fruit slices, too. Or you can eat it with a spoon. . . I won't tell.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cream pie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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