Last week I was cranky. It was the first week of school and I had cramps and my fall allergies commenced. And to make it the worst week ever, we had no cookies in the house. I absolutely could not let this slide. First week of school= cookie time.
I had been dreaming about making my favorite childhood cookie from scratch for a long time, but it just seemed like a lot of work. And besides, could homemade really taste as good as the ultra-processed boxed stuff? I decided to give it a shot, and this is what I ended up with:
Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy
Yield: About a dozen big cookie sandwiches
I would like to say that I have the recipe and all the step-by-step photos for you. Unfortunately, I was feeling kind of overwhelmed with the first week of classes and completely forgot.
Luckily for you, Jaclyn from Cooking Classy has very clear instructions, so I suggest you just follow her advice.
The only changes I made were these:
1. I used 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour.
2. I used 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, and then blended them.
3. I used 1 Tbs cocoa powder.
4. I spiced things up and used 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp ginger.
4. I omitted the coconut extract and the food coloring
5. For the filling, I mixed equal parts marshmallow fluff and Cool Whip.
They may not have been exactly the same as Little Debbie's, but they were delicious. They were a little heartier because of the rolled oats and had a greater depth of flavor because of the spice increase.
Go ahead, make these, relive your childhood, and pretend you aren't in grad school right now. That's what I did! Here's to regression!
Love and cookies,