oatmeal creme pie cookies

Oatmeal Creme Pie Cookies

{i’m interrupting the wedding related posts to talk about these cookies.}

i have the annoying ability of remembering
the most random things
the other day, while driving somewhere,
i recounted a childhood story to dw
(for the record, i do this often
as a result, at the wedding, he would
point at someone & say, “is that the one
who taught you …”)

anyway, the story goes:
i was at a fair with my cousin
we were playing musical chairs with
the other rugrats at the fair
in the first round
i sat in the chair the exact same time
as another girl
she nudged me and since i wasn’t the
most competitive person i conceded to her
as a result, i received an earful
about standing my ground
staking my claim
being a Victor
(seriously, The Hunger Games has nothing on my family)

i listened intently,
i was an intensely good listener back then,
and during the next round
i played for keeps
when i ended up in a chair
with someone else
before that kid could nudge me
i shoved her on the ground
and made her eat dirt
and won that game
like a Gladiator

Oatmeal Creme Pie Cookies

i’m fairly certain i received
another earful about
good sportsmanship
but i don’t remember that part
i just recall feeling kinda
like Loser Winner
it wasn’t fun
it didn’t feel good
i’m certain i never played Musical Chairs again

these cookies are like
that childhood story
minus the dirt
and shitty taste in your mouth
instead, it was remembered
at the most random time,
thanks to this image
and dw’s massive enthusiasm

through an email exchange with
carey, who shared with me her
thought process
i came up with a plan
i have a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe already
and while i am not the biggest fan
of frosting/icing/filling
i think i can make do with something
in between these sweet things

and so, the week prior to
the wedding
when the heat was still lingering
and i had a business trip looming
and an abode to clean
and a wedding dress to fit into
i turned on the oven
and got to cranking

surviving all that:
that tasted good
but these oatmeal creme pie cookies?
this is what true victory tastes like

Oatmeal Creme Pie Cookies

Oatmeal Creme Pie Cookies
cookie recipe adapted from food loves writing’s gma
marshmallow/meringue filling recipe – i’m sure some french person came up with it

**note: i doubled the cookie recipe and came up with about 24 cookies, making for 12 sandwiches. the filling amount was just enough for all the cookies.

2 sticks of margarine, room temp (i use earth balance non-hydrogenated vegan butter sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 TBLS water
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups spelt flower
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup raisins

pre-heat the oven to 325F

in a bowl, mix the sugars with the margarine. add in the eggs, one by one. mix. add in the vanilla. next add in the dry ingredients, incorporating everything, but don’t overmix. last, fold in the chocolate chops and raisins.

using an ice cream scooper, place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (i did not do this, and as a result, spent some extra time 5 minutes after taking the cookies out of the oven make sure the cookies didn’t cool onto the sheets) press down a smidge, to help them be roughly the same size. these will spread but not too much.

bake for 12-15 minutes.
allow to cool completely before making sandwiches.
store in fridge.

eating them at room temp is fine, but when eaten right out of the fridge, the cold crispness really adds a lovely texture to whole thing.

marshmallow/meringue filling recipe
2 egg whites
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

in a clean metal bowl add in the the egg whites. over a pot of simmering water, whisk, with a hand mixer, the egg whites until soft peaks form. add in the sugar and vanilla. whisk some more until it’s firmer/stiffer.

wipe the bottom of the bowl and stash in fridge until ready to use.

PS. don’t look at the nutrition facts. for real.

makes 24 cookies/12 oatmeal cremae pie cookies – calories: 530 | total fat: 8.3g | saturated fat: 3.3g | cholesterol: 27.3mg | sodium: 226.5mg | total carbs: 106.6g | dietary fiber: 8.3g | sugars: 59g | protein: 12.6g

Oatmeal Creme Pie Cookies

other oatmeal related baked goods:
morestomach – chocolate wonderfuls
movita beaucoup – oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
reclaiming provincial – pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
tutti dolci – oatmeal toffee cookies

19 thoughts on “oatmeal creme pie cookies

    1. thank you so much for your kind wishes. it was a lovely, especially holding my beloved’s hand the entire time.
      i had a few things in the queue and then i kinda lost steam, and motivation to be in the front of the computer as the day loomed…:)

  1. Gah! Wish I would have read this before my oatmeal-sandwich cookie failure thanks to a dumb-dumb blogger who does not know ANYTHING (see my Instragram for proof). Goodness these look delicious! I love that marshmallow meringue, I put it on everything — well, everything dessert-y. I’m making two cakes next week, one will include it! I can hardly imagine how decadent these babies are with the filling!

    This was a great story. I’m glad that you’re more the kind of person who would like to concede a chair out of niceness than push a girl into the dirt. Good-heart all the way. And Victory.

    1. sophie, i saw it on IG, i totally feel you! it blows when a highly anticipated recipe goes awry. not only do i lose faith in humanity/bloggers, but i get gun shy in the kitchen.

      i hope to see the cake creations you’ll be making next week on your space!

  2. I’m so taken with your writing style! It’s rare to say I find a unique literary approach in the oversaturated food blogosphere, but you’ve done it. It just so happens that these sandwich cookies (Little Debbie’d of course) were a thrill of mine when I was little, so I must try them! Also very impressed that you apparently were very organized with your posting leading up to your wedding! I’ll try and channel a bit of that coming up here in a few months. Did you honeymoon?


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