Pre Heat Oven to 350º
*I have found it is much easier not only to just get all of your ingredients out and in front of you, but to have them all pre-measured out before starting!
1. In a large bowl combine butter, brown sugar, and sugar. If using a ninja or food processor use the paddle. or you can do it the old fashioned way with a fork. After thoroughly blended add eggs and vanilla.
2. In another bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and oats.
* I like to use a whisk in the dry ingredients just to get them blended well. In baking one of my rules of thumb is bake to your liking. So if there is one ingredient you prefer more such as cinnamon or vanilla, add i pinch more. It wont hurt any!
3. Add your dry ingredients to your wet and blend thoroughly.
* I then set it on wax paper and set it in the fridge while i started my filling. just to make the dough a little firmer and easier to work with.
1. Combine butter and powdered sugar in bowl. If using a ninja or food processor use paddle. Cream well. Add vanilla and milk.
* If you want your filling a little thicker don't use the full 2 tbls, start with 1 and then add more until it the constancy you want. Set aside.
--Now grab your cookie dough out of the fridge. on a nonstick cookie sheet lightly misted with cooking spray.
* I use the cookie sheets with ridges in them. i have found that it help keep cookies from sticking.
--Form dough balls about the size of a golf ball. round then into balls, and then smash them down with a fork onto cookie sheet.
--Bake between 9-12 min depending on if you are wanting a firmer or chewier cookie.
* Little Debbies Oatmeal Cream Pies are very soft and chewy. If that is what you are going for you will notice when you pull your cookies out they don't look fully cooked in the middle. as they set they will take a more firmer appearance.
--When you pull your cookies out of the oven count to about 20 and then take a plastic spatula and smash the cookies flat while they are still warm!
--This is an important step because if you let them cool to much before smashing them they will not completely flatten.
* However if you would prefer a more plump cream pie, you can not smash them down and let them cool right from the oven.
Once they are about cooled transfer them to a cookie rack to cool completely before assembling your cookies.
*They are also very good straight from the oven, still warm dipped in the filling. that would make a tasty treat as well!
*If you want a small cookie just make smaller balls and cook a little less. we like to make smaller ones for the kids. We bag them up and freeze them!