Oatmeal Cream Pies

My boyfriend is a dork. He is also brilliant. But mostly a dork. He is my go to person whenever I need to know anything. Because he either knows all the facts, or turns to Wikipedia to solve all those answers he doesn’t know. So you’re probably thinking, he just has a thirst for knowledge  Well, yes, that too. But he’s also a dork who has made me even more of a dork. Because having an insane knowledge for obscure 1930s movies and musical theater just wasn’t enough. As my favorite group of kids would say, I want more.

One of our favorite things to do is watch Jeopardy. I know, my life is awesome. So when my boyfriend gets the call to try out for Jeopardy, naturally I go nuts. I had all these dreams of “training” him. For a competition in intelligence. Who am I kidding? That just wasn’t going to happen. So when my boyfriend was off being brilliant, I made these. I may not know anything about Greek history that I didn’t learn from Hercules — yes, the Disney version — but I can whip up some tasty treats.

Like these. Did you just get a blast from the past? I definitely did while making these. Memories of 30 cent deserts in the cafeteria when I was in 4th grade. You know, before I chased the boys around the baseball diamond or three them in the mud. Normal kid stuff. So go be a kid and stuff your face.

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

*makes 18-24 pies

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats

Cream Filling Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • In large bowl, cream margarine, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Add to the creamed mixture; mix in the oats.
  • Drop dough by TBS on ungreased sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes,or until just starting to brown around the edges.
  • While the cookies bake prepare the filling.
  • In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. Allow this to cool.
  • Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in med bowl; mix on high until fluffy.
  • Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
  • Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top.

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