Oatmeal Buttercream Pies

At work yesterday, the engineer guy offered me a bag of freshly milled wheat flour. The only condition was, if I took it, I had to make a treat for the office! I took the challenge. I looked up a whole wheat recipe and immediately I landed on this Oatmeal Buttercream Pie recipe. Oh guys, it's soooo yummy!

Growing up, my mom never EVER bought junk food like Cosmic Brownies, Ding Dongs, or Oatmeal Cream Pies. So the taste of those treats is still so new to me. However, a OCP sounded SOOO good for some reason. 

I made the cookies last night, then got up a little earlier this morning to make the frosting fresh. I was nervous about refrigerating the cookies. 

ANYWAY..... this is how they turned out:

Here's what you need

For the Cookies:
1 1/4 cup (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (check out the new NutriMill Harvest Grain Mill)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups quick oats

For the Filling:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

Here's what you do:
For the oatmeal cookies: preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In your BOSCH mixer bowl with your Cake Paddles, beat butter and sugars until well combined, 3-5 minutes. Add egg & vanilla; mix until light & fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add flour, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon to butter mixture. Mix on low speed, just until flour disappears. Stir in quick oats & pulse 2-3 times until just combined.

Use a small cookie scoop to portion cookie dough onto prepared sheets. Space about 1 1/2" apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden brown. (Don't burn them or else they'll be crunchy and oatmeal cookies aren't supposed to be crunchy!) Remove cookies from the oven & let sit for 3-5 minutes. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the Buttercream Filling: In your BOSCH mixer bowl with the Wire Whips, beat all ingredients on medium speed until smooth & creamy, 2-3 minutes.

Once cookies have cooled completely, sandwich frosting between two cookies to form the filling. Softly squeeze cookies together to evenly distribute filling.

Happy Baking!

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