Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies ( Cookies)

I must say so myself, these are delicious! Merely the cookie without the filling would be great too!

 

 

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 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. quick cooking oats

Filling

2 tsps. hot water

1/4 tsp salt

1- 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream ( Fluff)

1/2 c. shortening

1/3 c. powdered sugar

 

My new mixer that I have used a lot!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies ( Cookies)

      1. You are so encouraging Mary– and thoughtful. We are still waiting on a police report (since June!) so nothing is settled. But we feel God’s care and presence through this and are pretty much at peace about it all while we wait. thanks for asking. xox

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      2. Hey Mary– Quiet weekend– our new “room mate, Kendall, is up in the mountains for the weekend, so it’s just us. Kendall is a seminary student staying with us til he finishes in May. Fun to have someone young in the house again! Anyway, besides that we’re going to dinner with friends– to my new favorite — IL Amerikano– sort of American Mexicanish food. What are you up to this weekend?? xo

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      3. Hi Rhonda, that’s wonderful that you have a new housemate! What big hearts you two have to share your home! My weekend was quiet, watched a few good movies with Tom and our son Dylan and his fiancé Lexy came for most of the day today. We had tacos and wine and great company. We talked about a few of the wedding plans for August! Happy week to you, dear friend.😍👍😘

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      4. That sounds pretty perfect Mary!! Any weekend with tacos, wine and wedding planning sounds fun! Our last of 4 got married in August– and I kind of miss the fun of talking through wedding plans… Our next family wedding could be Charlotte– She’s 10!!! Always love hearing from you Mary. xox

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      5. August is a special time to be married! We were married August 26th, so the kids are marrying just a week earlier. My mom and stepdad’s anniversary is on the same day the kids are marrying. It’s so exciting! 💕🌈👍

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      6. Oh that is sweet Mary! My folks got married on July 8th (1949!!) and my sis got married the same date and then our son was married that day too. You can have a family anniversary celebration!! (but first you have the wedding!!). take care… xo

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      7. Hi Rhonda, yes, we will have to celebrate our anniversaries together! That’s awesome that the same wedding date was used through the years and special too. Did you leave for Wisconsin yet? Safe travels😘💗

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      8. HI Mary– we’re off on Wednesday!! I’m really excited to see our girl!! She and John were here for Christmas, but that seems like a long time ago now! Take care Mary. xox

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