February 28, 2012

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Remember the day when you came home from school and opened the cupboard only to find a sinful box of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies?! Your eyes opened wide as you turned your head to see if anyone was watching and I know you tried really hard to eat just one but couldn't manage the task. Well, this is an organic and healthy twist on the classic but I promise you will feel just as naughty eating these soft and chewy cream pies - enjoy!

Oatmeal Cream Pies - modification on a cookie recipe (iced oatmeal applesauce cookies) from Martha Stewart

for the cookies:
3 T. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. applesauce
1 1/2 c. quick oats
1 c. flour
1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a stand mixer cream butter and sugars on medium speed. Add egg and applesauce. Turn off mixer and add in remaining ingredients. Turn mixer back on medium speed until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop drop cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake until just set - approximately 10 minutes. Cool on a rack. Makes approximately 12 cream pies.

for the filling:
2 T. butter
2 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar - give or take depending on how thick you want the filling
3-4 T. pure maple syrup

In a medium mixing bowl cream butter and cream cheese together. Add powdered sugar and incorporate. Add maple syrup and stir. Add more powdered sugar if necessary.

On a cooled cookie spread a layer of filling. Top with another cookie. Eat and enjoy. Yum!

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