These homemade oatmeal cream pies will surely take you back to your childhood memories…two soft oatmeal cookies with a dash of cinnamon are sealed together with a sweet and creamy buttercream. 

Little Debbie brings me to a place of nostalgia… Oatmeal Cream Pies….Zebra Cakes… Cosmic Brownies… My childhood is marked by these insanely delicious sweets that I absolutely cannot have in my house today! I wouldn’t be able to resist! However, I don’t think anyone should go without enjoying oatmeal cream pies, so I sought out to make a homemade version that anyone can make.

The task ahead of me was no easy one. I mean we’re talking about a childhood classic. Something everyone has enjoyed before. What I remember about these pies is the sweet oat-y smell you got when you unwrapped them and the thick layer of sweet cream in the center. I remember the cookie to be so chewy and almost melt-in-your-mouth soft.  I couldn’t just make a flat ol’ oatmeal cookie and throw some ordinary cream in the center and call it a day. These cookies had to be perfect. They had to be chewy. Full of oats, cinnamon, and happiness. The cream had to be sweet and smooth with a hint of vanilla.

I’m here to tell you that these homemade copycat oatmeal cream pies were a hit! They came out just as good if not BETTER than it’s predecessor. Like the originals, these didn’t last long in my house!

What do you think, should I attempt homemade Zebra Cakes next? (;