24 May 2012

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Looking in our pantry, I discovered I had all the necessary ingredients to make homemade oatmeal cream pies.  They've got some nostalgia attached to them from eating a few of the store bought versions during special occasions in my childhood but, like most things, homemade is better.  Bake the cookies and fill them with either marshmallow fluff (pictured), cream cheese frosting, vanilla ice cream or cool whip.
Kid tested and approved!

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Cream together butter and brown sugar.  Beat in egg and vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients together, minus oats and chips and combine with the butter mixture.
Fold in oats and then the chocolate chips. 
Heat oven to 350F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.  Form large spoonfuls of dough into balls and press gently to flatten (and don't forget to make an even amount!).  Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden, but not overbaked.  Remove and cool on a cookie sheet.  Spread with filling and enjoy!


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