Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Healthy Oatmeal Cream Sandwich Cookies

Ok, so every one knows that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But what happens when the food he likes to put in his stomach may not be the best for the rest of him? Well, my husband is one of those guys. He loves his junk food - cheese puffs, fluff, soda, microwave popcorn. Oh the list goes on and on. So what's a wife to do when she wants her man to be both happy and healthy?

Make a healthy version of one of one his favorite treats - Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies, of course. Now, I'm sure this isn't the healthiest cookie around, but it is a whole lot better than the plastic wrapped version from the local food store. And boy do they taste better!

Adapted from Williams Kitchen


1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup unsalted grass fed butter, at room temp
1/4 coconut oil (purchase here)
1 cup sucanat
1/2 cup evaporated cane juice
1 large free range egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. (I just love this stuff, don't you)

In a medium size bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in oats. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, coconut oil, sucanat, and evaporated cane juice until well blended. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture until all of it is well incorporated.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about two inches apart on your prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Cool on the sheets for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


1/2 cup unsalted grass fed butter, at room temp
2 cups confectioners sugar (learn how to make your own here)
2 tbp heavy cream (we scooped the cream off the to of our milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, start on low speed and beat until everything is incorporated. Then increase the speed and whip until the filling is light and fluffy.

Assemble cookies by spreading one tablespoon of filling over a cookie and topping with a second cookie. Make sure your cookies are cool or your filling will melt like ours did a bit. Still taste yummy, but not as pretty.

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  1. I thought my husband was the only one who loved those oatmeal creme pies that much! LOL I can't wait to give this healthier version a try. Thanks for posting!

  2. Those look great. I will definitely give this healthier version a try!

  3. I wouldn't have thought to make a homemade version of oatmeal cream cookies but my kids love them and so I am definitely going to give them a try!

  4. Thanks for sharing this with us over at Scratch Cookin' Tuesday! Looks wonderful! It's great to have a healthier version in your hip pocket ;-)


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