Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies

 

I’ve recently become addicted to the cookies at a tiny, pop-up coffee shop on campus where I work. These cookies are perfection. Ridiculously chewy, not too sweet and of course, best of all, massive. Like the size of a baby’s head kind of massive. These have become my go-to coffee companion in the mornings (and afternoon, if we are honest).

 

I started to think… the only thing that could make these better are if it were two cookies… and frosting. Everyone enjoys those oatmeal cream snack cakes, after all. With a bit of a cranberry twist, I recreate my own version– Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies.

 

Cookie Batter

 

Making these cookies is pretty straight forward. Make the batter, scoop the dough and bake the dough. The cream that I made is a very simple cream cheese frosting/cream. Cream cheese and powdered sugar. Done. It really takes more work to just eat these things than to make them.

 

Scooped Cookie Dough

 

If you want to go for a bit more of a copycat result with the nostalgic oatmeal cream pies, consider putting a bit less than the massive ice cream scoop sized scoops that I ended up with. Maybe flatten it a tiny bit. I was fine with a thicker, homemade result. And I mean, more is more, right?

 

Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies

 

The cranberry part of these cookies adds a great, unique flavor and bit or tartness to the treats. The real star of this recipe, and what i would consider to be the key ingredient, has to be the molasses. You’ll find similar recipes for oatmeal cream pie that use brown sugar as the replacement. You just can’t mimic that rich, dark profile that good molasses brings to the table. Certainly a must to put these into a whole different category of delicious.

 

Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies

 

These ended up being so massive that even I was fine splitting one. Great balance of nutty oats, tart and sweet cranberry and rich, deeply smooth caramelized element that molasses adds. The cream cheese cream really brings everything together.

 

I guess I will have to make these every weakened to prepare for the work-week. Oatmeal cookies are basically just healthy oats, right? Enjoy!

 

 

Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen cookie cream pies

Serving Size: 1 cookie cream pie

Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cranberry Cream Pies from SouthernFATTY.com

Ingredients

    Cookies
  • 20 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted, softened (2 and 1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, dark
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • small pinch cloves, ground
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup dehydrated cranberries or Craisins
  • Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

    Cookies
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, white sugar until lighter and smooth.
  3. Add egg, vanilla, molasses and mix well.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients together and mix well.
  5. Slowly mix dry into wet and mix. Mix in cranberries/Craisins.
  6. Note: Cookie dough will be VERY thick. This is fine.
  7. Add by scoops and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
  8. Frosting
  9. Sift powdered sugar to remove any clumps.
  10. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar in mixer until smooth.
  11. Finishing
  12. Combine two cookies with frosting between.
  13. Enjoy! Visit SouthernFATTY.com for more.

Notes

2014 - SouthernFATTY.com

(Modified from myrecipes.com recipe)

http://www.SouthernFATTY.com/oatmeal-cranberry-cream-pies/

 

What is your favorite coffee sidekick? Let us know below!

 

 

 

  • http://Healthyroadadventures.blogspot.com Angel

    I’m pinning this right now!!!!

    • http://www.SouthernFATTY.com/ Phillip @ SouthernFATTY.com

      Pin away! :)

  • http://chasingdelicious.com Russell from Chasing Delicious

    Yum and yum! I would be very happy eating a large pile of these.

    • http://www.SouthernFATTY.com/ Phillip @ SouthernFATTY.com

      Thanks, Russell! (LOVE your blog!)

  • http://philosophyandcake.blogspot.com BabyJune

    Those look great! I love oatmeal cream pies, cranberries sound like a great addition. :) Pinned!

    • http://www.SouthernFATTY.com/ Phillip @ SouthernFATTY.com

      They were pretty good :) Thanks!

  • marie b

    Any flour in these treats

    • http://www.SouthernFATTY.com/ Phillip @ SouthernFATTY.com

      Woops! Absolutely. 1 and 1/2 cups flour. Thanks for noticing that.

      I will update it shortly :)