Festive Fall Oatmeal Cream Pies🍁
I’ve had this recipe pinned for years, and I FINALLY made it a couple of weeks ago. It’s quintessential fall if you are into that sorta thing, 😉 it’s actually pretty simple, and it doesn’t make a huge batch, so you won’t be left with tons of leftovers, especially if you have 5 kids like me!😁
(Recipe adapted from: Ambitious Kitchen)
Here are the Ingredients:
- ½ cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar (dark is great, but light also works!)
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For cream pie middle:
- ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons milk to make the filling creamy
Add room temperature butter and brown sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat the butter and sugar together for 1 minute. Next, add in the molasses, egg, and vanilla and beat again until well combined, smooth and creamy, about 1 more minute.
(*I skipped the molasses b/c I didn’t have it, and figured it would be fine without the extra sugar – I did not miss it and it had plenty of fall flavor from all the spices!)
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and salt in a bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed just until combined. Chill dough in the fridge for 1 hour, this is so the cookies have the perfect texture.
(*I did not chill the dough in the fridge (I wanted to surprise the kids after school and I was running short on time!) and they turned out just fine)
Once ready to bake cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use your hands or a tablespoon to grab a large tablespoonful of dough and roll into a ball. Place dough balls 2-inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes.
If you like cookies with a crispy edge, bake for about 12 minutes. If you like softer cookies, bake for 9-10 minutes.
Once cookies have completely cooled, you can make the filling: Add the room temperature butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on low, then gradually increase speed to high for about 1 minute, or until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
Let me know…what’s your FAVORITE fall treat, or do you absolutely NOT enjoy any fall foods or drinks?