It's likely that the true nature of Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies will elude me until my dying day. And I'm totally okay with that. I don't really want to know what all those long words on the back of the package actually mean. What I do want is a way to eliminate them entirely. A homemade Oatmeal Creme Pie just as soft and delicate, sweet and chewy as the original.
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This week, SE'ers got creative with oatmeal cookies.
These chewy oatmeal cookies have a ton of apple flavor thanks to a combination of apple sauce and chopped apples in the dough.
Thanks to applesauce and chopped apples, these chewy oatmeal cookies have a delicious fruit flavor.
Here's the thing. Sometimes we all make food that looks like crap. It turned an undesirable shade of brown, green, black; it has unsightly lumps; it looks half eaten when whole. Some people—I presume—immediately throw it away. My banana bread has cellulite! they wail, or no one will eat a chicken that looks like it has SARS. I'm not that person. If tastes good, I'll eat it, fried caper boogers be damned.
These cookies are packed to the brim with oats, spices, pumpkin, molasses, and chocolate chips.
I love oatmeal cookies in all forms, but adding crunchy salt crystals really makes them special. Butterscotch chips lend an extra bit of sweetness and cinnamon gives them a hint of spice. They may not be your grandma's oatmeal cookie, but I think that she'd approve.
The crunchy salt crystals on top of a salty oat cookie really makes them special. Butterscotch chips lend an extra bit of sweetness and cinnamon gives them a hint of spice.
These were a bit of a gamble, as I've never baked with chocolate-covered fruit before. And some of the cranberries were quite big, so I decided to make the cookies extra big to match. But as luck would have it, the resulting cookies freaking blew me away.
Big and chunky oatmeal cookies stuffed with chocolate covered cranberries.