Oatmeal Buttercream Pies

Easy to make and irresistible hot out of the oven, these super-soft vanilla oatmeal cookies are good on their own, but amazing with a fluffy buttercream filling!

Oatmeal Buttercream Pies – Easy to make and irresistibly good, these super-soft vanilla oatmeal cookies are amazing with a fluffy buttercream filling!| thecomfortofcooking.com

If comfort food were a dessert, these soft, sweet oatmeal buttercream pies would be the ultimate cozy treat! They practically beg to be shared around a big fire, or just while standing around your kitchen talking about the day.

Oh, a perfect end to a workday these would be.

I baked a batch the morning my husband took off for a long business trip, and they were such a comfort to whip up on a cold winter day. Just me, alone in my jammies, with heaps of flour and sugar and the warm buttery, vanilla scent filling my kitchen as I mixed. These are the things that make me love winter!

Oatmeal Buttercream Pies – Easy to make and irresistibly good, these super-soft vanilla oatmeal cookies are amazing with a fluffy buttercream filling!| thecomfortofcooking.com

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I could hardly resist these after they came out of the oven, and I didn’t! My greedy fingers grabbed two cookies, hot and gooey goodness and all, and devoured them with a glass of milk.

One word: Uh-mazing! …Or would that be two?

These are the ultimate winter cookie, y’all. Super soft and chewy, richly scented with vanilla and cinnamon, and as easy to make as they are elegant. Two are good with milk, but totally outrageous with a swirl of fluffy buttercream sandwiched between them!

Oatmeal Buttercream Pies – Easy to make and irresistibly good, these super-soft vanilla oatmeal cookies are amazing with a fluffy buttercream filling!| thecomfortofcooking.com

I ate two, then three, and, well… I don’t think I need to tell you what numbers come after that. Basically, these oatmeal cookies were so tasty they became a problem. And that’s before I even frosted them! So, naturally, onto to my neighbors’ doorsteps platefuls were dropped… and I was surprisingly successful in not going back to their houses to snatch them back. Hehe.

For whatever you’ve got going on next, bake a batch of these oatmeal cookies and share them with someone special. I guarantee these super-easy sweet treats will earn you tons of praise… and questions about what bakery you bought them from!

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Oatmeal Buttercream Pies

Yield: Makes about 2 dozen


For the Oatmeal Cookies:
1 1/4 cup (2 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups quick oats

For the Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Oatmeal Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars until well combined, 3-5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to butter mixture. Mix on low speed, just until flour disappears. Stir in quick oats until just combined.

Use a small cookie scoop to portion cookie dough onto prepared sheets. Space about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, until edges start to turn golden brown. Remove cookies from oven and let sit for 3 minutes. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the Buttercream Frosting: In a large mixing bowl, beat all ingredients on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 2-3 minutes.

Once cookies have cooled completely, sandwich frosting between two cookies.


Adapted from Kevin and Amanda


47 Responses to “Oatmeal Buttercream Pies”

  1. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — January 24, 2014 @ 12:04 am

    Your pictures are always so perfect. I am jealous!! What delicious looking dessert !

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    Medeja — January 24, 2014 @ 2:02 am

    I love oatmeal cookies! And I definitely agree they look like cozy food :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — January 24, 2014 @ 6:24 am

    These look so soft and yummy, I can see why you would steal them back!! :) Happy Friday, Georgia!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — January 24, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    My family goes bananas for the store bought version of these. They actually fight over them. This weekend, I’m swapping out the store brand for these. They look amazing and I bet there will be just as much fighting over them!

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    DessertForTwo — January 24, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    My favorite cookies!

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    michael — January 24, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    oh wow, those look so delicious! I printed your recipes, thank you.

    I enjoyed visiting your site, lots of good recipes and good pictures too ;-)

    Check out my last post, making Crème Brûlée

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    Eileen — January 24, 2014 @ 8:11 am

    These look delicious Georgia! You’ve just put me in the baking mood :)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 24, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    I wanna curl up in my mom’s lap, watch Sailor Moon, and eat 10 of these :P

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 24, 2014 @ 9:05 am

    How on earth did you know that I was craving an oatmeal sandwich cookie the other day?! :) Perfect timing!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 24, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    Oatmeal sandwich cookies are perfect comfort food! So good!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 24, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    I’ve been meaning to make these for ages! Thank you for reminding me! They look super scrumptious!

  12. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 24, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    These are the perfect sweet treat! Love this idea!

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    RavieNomNoms — January 24, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    These look so great! Remind me of the little pies I used to eat as a kid. I think they were little susie. Something like that!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — January 24, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    Yea they remind me of the little pies as a kid as well! I can actually imagine the taste and texture of these! Yummy!!

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    Gaby — January 24, 2014 @ 10:56 am

    These little sandwich cookies would be impossible to resist!

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    ashley - baker by nature — January 24, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    I love these!!! I am a sucker for oatmeal cookies, and that buttercream?! Pssh!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — January 24, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    Your photos make your cookies look irresistible. There is something very comforting about an oatmeal cookie. I always have more than one…telling myself that oats are good for you. :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 24, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    Yes! Perfect comfort cookies. I would have a hard time giving them away!

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    Chris Scheuer — January 24, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    They’re so pretty too George with the piping. Usually sandwich cookies like this are good but not really lookers. Yours are both!

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    Mel — January 24, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    Oh my heavens, how can something as simple as oatmeal cookies with creamy frosting knock me over? These look fantastic, Georgia! Seriously! You are right, so comforting and I’m sure they taste amazing.

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — January 24, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    Oh I so need to make these! Oatmeal Cream Pies remind me of my grandmother. She used to eat the Little Debbie version all the time. Such a nice reminder of her. Thanks for the post!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 24, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    I absolutely love these!! Your pictures are beautiful as well, and do them so much justice. Yum!!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 24, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    I used to be OBSESSED with those oatmeal cream pies from Little Debbie I think, when I was a kid. Like I could eat a whole box in one sitting. I would LOVE to try this homemade version. They look so delicious!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 24, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    These oatmeal cream pies are just what my Friday needs!

  25. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — January 24, 2014 @ 4:45 pm

    Ultimate winter cookies? I’m going to make them today and see how they are in the summer :) They look terrific!

  26. #
    Megan — January 24, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    You’ve just given me an oatmeal buttercream pie craving. The cookies look so perfect and delicious!

  27. #
    Choc Chip Uru — January 24, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

    What gorgeous little pies, perfect for laying back and relaxing with :D


  28. #
    Betty — January 24, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

    I could eat every one of these. This is the kind of treat I’d have to share quickly! They look so good! :)

  29. #
    Jaclyn — January 25, 2014 @ 12:34 am

    These look perfect Georgia! Beautiful photos!

  30. #
    Ashleigh — January 25, 2014 @ 1:03 am

    OMG! These look soooo delicious!! I can’t wait to veganize it & devour them all!! haha Thanks for the recipe!

  31. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 25, 2014 @ 5:19 am

    Georgia this is something I’d love to sink my teeth into! They look perfect! pinned

  32. #
    Joanne Bruno — January 25, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    Ummm yeah, these would defintiely be a problem around here. A GOOD problem, but a problem nonetheless! YUM.

  33. #
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — January 25, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    I would want one (or three) of these for breakfast, too. I mean, they have oatmeal so that must be acceptable :)

  34. #
    Becca @ Crumbs — January 25, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    These look just up my street! Yum

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    KgReciPes — January 25, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

    Can We make this sugar free?

    • Georgia — January 25th, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

      Sorry, I don’t know of a way you could substitute the sugar and achieve the same result.

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    Tieghan — January 25, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

    I would devour these!! They look amazing!

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    Caroline — January 25, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    I made these the afternoon of the day you posted them, and the kids were thrilled to come home to such a yummy treat when they got home from school. I love the frosting recipe – I had never thought to deviate from the horrible store-bought stuff. One change I made is adding a 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch to the frosting to thicken it up a bit. The cookies were delicious, and even the non-oatmeal fans in my family were able to look past the oats to enjoy. Didn’t have quick oats in the house, but the old-fashioned oats worked perfectly as a substitution.

    • Georgia — January 25th, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these, Caroline! In the future, if you ever find a frosting too runny, you can just add a little more powdered sugar. Or, start out using slightly less milk or cream than called for.

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — January 26, 2014 @ 5:01 am

    The do sound like a perfect cozy winter dessert! And they’re super pretty too, what a winner dessert!
    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend :D

  39. #
    John@Kitchen Riffs — January 26, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    Wow! These looks wonderful! Excellent idea – thanks.

  40. #
    Jess — January 26, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    Wow, these look divine! Love the pictures :)

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    Ramona — January 26, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    The store bought kind look like sorry seconds compared to these beauties!! You did a wonderful job and they are gorgeous. I would want to eat a few of these… and still want to eat more. :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — January 26, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    I’d love to stick my hand through the screen and grab a few of these. Too pretty for words!

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    dina — January 28, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

    they look delish!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 29, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Ahem… I’m trying to find my words here, but all I seem to be able to do is drool. These look absolutely comforting in every way. Yum!

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    Erin — March 26, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    Hi!! I’m making these now. Made the filling first and followed directions exact and wanted a little more of a creme filling, so I added about 3/4 of marshmallow fluff. We have it here in MA. :-). The filling is to die for!! Even before the fluff!! Thanks my kiddo will love these!

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