Little Debbie Eat Your Heart Out

When you think of Little Debbie, what comes to mind? Oatmeal Cream Pies? I thought so. The Oatmeal Cream Pies were my favorite Little Debbie snack. The creamy filling always managed to put a smile on my face. Now, I’m ready to put that smile on my face again – all while being gluten free and still delicious. :)

Oatmeal Cream Pies

They may not be the Little Debbie recipe, but they are pretty darn close!

Ingredients

For the Cookie:

  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free oats

For the Cream Filling:

  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream
  • ½ cup vegan shortening (Earth Balance)
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the vegan butter, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the gluten free flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir to combine; mix in the oats.
  5. Drop tablespoon sized scoops onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until just starting to brown around the edges. Be careful not to overbake them; they will look moist. They are supposed to be moist. (The moist cookie is one of my favorite parts of the cookie)
  6. While the cookies are baking, in a small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water and allow to cool to room temperature.
  7. Combine the marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla and mix on high until fluffy.
  8. Add the salt water and mix well.
  9. Spread the filling onto the flat side of one cookie and top with another.
ENJOY!!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.