Chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with a delicious maple cream frosting.
These oatmeal maple cream pies are a jacked up maple version of those Little Debbies oatmeal cream pies. I loved those Little Debbie pies when I was a kid and college student. I would hit the box hard if I got a sugar craving. My very favorites were the fudge rounds though. Oh my. I still love them.
Anyway, back to these oatmeal maple cream pies. They are thicker which makes for a more sturdy pie. The frosting in the center has a huge punch of maple flavor. Wesley took a couple to work to share. I can always tell if he just loves a recipe by how anxious he is to take it to work. He likes to share the extra tasty recipes that I come up with. Not this girl, I like to keep all the goodies to myself.
I put together this recipe with a bunch of ladies from Cookies of the Month. It’s a new group that I’ve joined. This month’s theme is frosting and this maple cream frosting is just the ticket. It can make anything amazing. I’m pretty sure.
Oatmeal Maple Cream Pies
- 1/2 cup butter room temperature
- 1 tsp . maple extract
- 2 T . creamer
- 1 + 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, add in the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Scrape down the sides.
- Add in the egg and maple extract. Beat on medium until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add in the old fashioned oats and beat until combined.
- Add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
- Scoop out cookies using a cookie scoop and place on the prepared pan. Press down the cookies so they're no longer domed.
- Place in the preheated oven and let them bake for 10 to 11 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before moving them to the cooling rack.
- Once the cookies are completely cooled, add the frosting to a piping back and cut off a corner. Pipe a nice large mound and add the top cookie to the oatmeal maple cream pie.
- Add the butter, maple extract and creamer to a large mixing bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until incorporated.
- Add the powdered sugar and mix on low until almost completely incorporated. Turn the mixer on high and beat for another 2 - 3 minutes until the frosting becomes light in color and texture.
I don’t know what it is, but I sometimes find oatmeal cookies boring. Am I the only one that feels this way? They can often be bland and dry. I think using old fashioned oats helps keep the moisture in the cookies. Regardless of the recipe, the maple cream frosting will liven up any oatmeal cookie. I promise! There’s something about maple and oatmeal that go so, so well together.
Here are the other creations from this month’s Cookie of the Month group.
Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Twix Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Oreo Whoopie Pies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Strawberry Buttercream Sugar Cookies from 365 Days of Baking and More
Frosting Stuffed Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies