Sweet Blessings Counted

In these times it can be hard to find the good, but by focusing on the little things we can rely on makes a big difference. Target deliveries, family togetherness, and a Saturday each week are all blessings we’re counting at the moment. It’s even better when all of these line up just right! Thanks Target for keeping us stocked with baking supplies. Thanks family for loving our sweet treats. And thanks Saturday for showing up every week for our much needed cheat day! Oatmeal Cream Pies are the perfect way to celebrate all of life’s blessings right now!

Sister Sweetly’s Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe

Sweetsville

Did you have a best friend growing up who had the very best after school snacks and treats?  We sure did! Her house was always stocked full of the best junk food ever!  It’s where we first tried Cool Ranch Doritos, cream soda, and oatmeal cream pies. Oatmeal cream pies…yummies in our tummies!  This Saturday we decided we needed to take a trip down memory lane to Nostalgiaville and recreate our own version of oatmeal cream pies.  Maybe there will be enough left over for an after school snack. Oh, who are we kidding?  Better make a double batch!

oatmeal cream pies

Oatmeal Cream Pies

  • 3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath bits
  • frosting (pick your favorite)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine Butter Flavored Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended.  Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and Heath bits. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet.

Bake from 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Allow to cool on wire rack. Once cookies are completely cool put frosting on one side of a cookie and sandwich it together with another cookie. Add ice cream or whipped cream on top if desired.

*adapted from the Butter Flavored Crisco Oatmeal Chewy Cookie Recipe