Pipe Dream #14: To Be Little Debbie – Oatmeal Cream Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream

Because butter is such a prized commodity in my house, and I use it so often, I try and do a little research before I dive into a new recipe. For example, I could google ‘vanilla cupcakes recipe’ and the first link might be moist and flavorful, or it could be a total bust. No one likes a dry, vanilla-less vanilla cupcake.

Instead of just printing off the first recipe to meet mine eyes, I usually poke around a bit, read comments, compare ingredients, that sort of thing. In the end, I can either find a recipe that is perfect, or I can adjust a decent recipe to be as I think it should be (which as we know, could be not so great, but we’ll just pretend I have brilliant baking ideas all the time).

In the case of these oatmeal cream pies, which were slapped together very quickly on a Monday morning, I did not do the proper research. They were good, but the cookie was not as soft as I would have liked. No one complained about the cinnamon buttercream, though. That was real good. It was a little different, you know? Not your average Little Debbie cream filling. It was very whippED.

Which pleased me and the b stud girlies.

I don’t eat all these by myself. Usually,


Oatmeal Cream Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream

Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

For the cookies:
1-¼ cup Flour
1-½ cup Old Fashioned Oats
½ teaspoons Baking Soda
½ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
1 stick Butter, Softened
¾ cups Packed Brown Sugar
1 whole Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the buttercream:
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 stick Butter, Softened
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Milk

Preheat oven to 375F.

Mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and mix until smooth, then add the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Bake 1 Tablespoon-sized (or a bit smaller; mine were a bit large) balls of dough on a lined baking sheet for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Let cool while preparing the filling.

For the filling, cream together the powdered sugar and butter until smooth. Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract and milk and whip on high speed for five minutes until very light and fluffy.

To prepare cream pies, the original recipe uses a piping bag to dole out the frosting. I used a spoon. Not as pretty, but not the worst, and I’m all for not cleaning out another piping tip.

91 Responses to “Pipe Dream #14: To Be Little Debbie – Oatmeal Cream Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream”

  1. 1 itsybitsybrianna May 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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  3. 3 jsn0105 May 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    HI, These look delicious I’m going to try to make these soon.I have a suggestion for making the oatmeal cookies a bit softer. Try baking bigger spoonfuls for a little less time. I’m not sure how it’ll work,but little debbies are a bit larger,flatter, and usually are a bit doughy.

  4. 4 Fitness Blogger May 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

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  6. 6 Amanda May 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Looks Great.

  7. 7 AGirlNamedJenna May 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I seriously plan on making the cookie part of these and with a few dark chocolate chips….HELLO ICE COLD MILK!!

  8. 8 supersitepk May 3, 2011 at 1:27 am

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    oh wow, drool. those look incredible! and great lighting, too ^_^

  11. 11 tianjiawei May 3, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Look just drooling
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  12. 12 melsadie May 3, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Oh my god. That looks amazing

  13. 13 whenquiet May 3, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Oatmeal…definitely a comfort food for me.. These cookies look delectable….Already have the recipe written down. Thanks for sharing.
    I see you in a few years with your own baking business, with more success than Mrs. Fields! Go for it!

  14. 15 Kisa May 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Awesom Cookies :)

  15. 16 Jade May 3, 2011 at 7:37 am

    These look so good! Thanks for sharing

  16. 18 spiritinmatter May 3, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Yummy… what else can I say??

  17. 19 Rob May 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Just made them. They were fantastic.

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  19. 22 Layne Haley May 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I cooked my boyfriend a fresh salmon dinner that I slaved over… he requested more of these cream pies over anything from the dinner!!!

    They are incredible!

  20. 23 Ed Williams May 4, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Definitely gotta try these! Thanks!

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    inspiring recipe. i will try it on holiday. thanks for share!

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    thanks your information!

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  24. 27 Alice Pye May 7, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Just made these! They turned out amazing.
    Also added a small dash of nutmeg, some almond extract, and grated coconut to the cookies! To the buttercream I also added a dash of nutmeg, some almond extract, and used coconut milk instead of regular milk!
    Seriously incredible. Thank you!

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    Since I’ve found your blog I’ve probably baked these at least a dozen times! They’re easily my favorite on here; I’m a sucker for oatmeal. Delicious. You’re a genius!

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