Recently I was thumbing through my Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies magazine. It’s been in my recipe collection for 17 years. It’s worn and torn in places, showing its age and constant use. It has been one of my favorite magazines to find cookie recipes all year. I say all year because many of the recipes are good for all through the year and why limit them to December and Christmas?
It was a Saturday afternoon and I wanted to whip up these peanut butter oatmeal cream pies ( cookies) for Tom and the girls at school. I try to bake for them all weekly and the weekend off is a great time to do it! I gathered my ingredients, lit my kitchen candles and away I baked!
Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pies
Taken from Better Homes and Garden Christmas Cookies publication
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. quick cooking oats
2 tsps. hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1- 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream ( Fluff)
1/2 c. shortening
1/3 c. powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. In a large bowl combine butter and peanut butter. Beat on medium until combined. ( I used my Kitchen aid mixer but you could use a hand mixer) Beat in sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined. Stir in flour mixture and oats.
2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown and centers are set. Cool for one minute and then transfer to wire cooling rack.
3. In a medium bowl combine hot water and salt. Stir until dissolved. Add marshmallow cream, shortening ( I’m not crazy about shortening and may use butter next time) and powdered sugar. Beat until well combined.
4. Spread filling mixture onto flat side of half of cookies. Top each frosted cookie with another cookie. Makes 13 sandwich cookies.
I store my cookies at room temperature in my plastic cookie keeper that’s air tight. These are so much better than store-bought cream pies…look out Little Debbie’s!
Enjoy your week and take time to bake for your friends and loved ones!
All My Best,
Heart and Soul