Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Baby Shower: Oatmeal Cream Pies

I'm having a baby tomorrow! That is something I never thought I'd say or type. It's taken us a long time to get where we are and come tomorrow morning, bright and early, we will be heading to the hospital to bring Baby Boy H into this world. Happy September to me! We have a couple names picked out, but nothing definite. We want to wait to see him to make sure that his name fits him. We are beyond thrilled and blessed and can't wait to meet and see the little Mister. I've loved being pregnant, but it has been difficult and exhausting at times. Despite all that, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I will absolutely share my bundle of joy with you all as I know many of you have prayed for this baby as much as I have. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will update as soon as I can, but I can't promise when that will be.

While we are both anxiously awaiting his arrival, I hope you'll enjoy these oatmeal cream pies that I made for Maranda's baby shower last month. Her baby shower was a week after mine and I was asked to bake the sweet treats for everyone. I was honored and happy to do so! I happen to know that Maranda's favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin and she loves strawberries, so I made her these simple and delicious oatmeal cream pies as well as my sister's favorite strawberry birthday cake. Both were well received and devoured. This was a sweet way to welcome Baby N into this world.

I've made these oatmeal cream pies before but it's been awhile. Believe me they were just as good as I remembered. The secret to making cream pies as opposed to cookie sandwiches is that you make them a day ahead of time and refrigerate them to get them nice and soft. This also allows the flavors meld together and the cream filling and the cookie become one. You can certainly adapt this cookie if you want. You can leave out the raisins or add chocolate chips or cinnamon chips, or maybe add dried cranberries or just leave them plain. All versions will be delicious I'm sure. If you try them, I hope you'll come back and let me know how you liked them!

Oatmeal Cream Pies from Quaker and Monica H

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For The Cookies:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats, old fashioned, uncooked

For The Filling:

  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3-4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

For The Cookies: Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together butter and sugars til creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Add combined flour, soda, cinnamon, salt. Mix til fully incorporated. Stir in oats and raisins.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then remove to wire rack.

For The Filling: Combine cheeses in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer til creamy and lump free. Mix in desired amount of honey. Then stir in sugar til sweetened to your liking.

To Assemble The Cream Pies: Place about one tablespoon of filling on one cookie and top with an additional cookie. Gently squeeze together to allow the filling to come to the edges. Don't press too hard or the filling will ooze out.

Refrigerate overnight to allow the cookies to soften and the flavors to meld together.

Makes about 24 cream pies.

59 comments:

Julie said...

I'm SO excited for you! I'm sending up prayers right now for a wonderful experience...I know you'll be fabulous! Can't wait to meet him :)

Leslie said...

My Hubby's favorite cookies when we lived in the States were Oatmeal Cream Pies. He is going to be so unbelievably happy when I make these for him! :)

Best of luck to you tomorrow and Happy September!!! I will keep you and baby H in my thoughts and prayers. :)

warmvanillasugar said...

haha the photo-group at the end is my favorite. Goodbye cookie!! These sound so yummy, need to try them soon!

Good luck with all things baby. We anxiously await to hear how it all goes :)

Katie said...

Wow can't believe you are welcoming baby H into the world tomorrow!! How exciting, best of luck.

The cookies look divine. Love the idea of them being slightly soft, so you can take a bite without the filling oozing out. Cake looks fab too.

Coleen said...

These look delicious, and I love the tip for getting them to soften. I also really like the cupcake paper liner display, very cute.

Good luck sweet Monica, we are all anxiously waiting for that first picture!!

Meatloaf Recipe said...

Nice posting about oatmeal cream pie!
Love the recipe :)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

My wish for you remains the same - a textbook delivery of a healthy baby who likes to sleep at night at an impossibly young age!

Selba said...

Praying that everything will go smooth with the delivering of the baby tomorrow, Monica!

I'm going to try to make this yummy cookies!

Sharon said...

Good luck with the birth. It's such a wonderful moment for you and all your family.
And I love the pictures of your delicious-looking cakes. They make me want to bake!

Amy K said...

Yay! Best wishes to you as you prepare to meet your new little bundle of joy. Can't wait to meet him.
Continued prayers for all three of you.
Blessings...

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

He's almost here!!! Praying for you!!! Can't wait to see him!

Kim said...

I love these filled cookies, these looks really good! I'm really happy for you.

kim said...

thoughts will be with you as you welcome your little guy.

I love these cookies and your last set o pictures is great.

Best Wishes

girls who like to gorge said...

WOW! These sound so great!! xxx

Magda said...

Best of luck!

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh, I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I'll be thinking of you and can't wait to get an update (buy you take all the time you need, my friend). Sending love and warm wishes your way...wishing I could be doing it over an oatmeal cream pie or two ;P

From the Kitchen said...

Monica: I'm almost too excited to even concentrate on a recipe for my favorite cookies! I wish your little one an uneventful delivery and hope to see a picture of him in his mother's loving arms very soon! Do they allow cameras in the delivery room? = )

Best,
Bonnie

Abby said...

I'm so excited! And I'm so happy we'll have little guys so close in age. I hope some day we can have a playdate! (But that's gonna take some major travel, huh?) Praying for you!

Meg said...

I am so excited for you!! Can't wait to see some pics of the monkey toes and to finally meet this little man - and the cookies look amazing to you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Get some rest today so you are ready for the arrival of this gift from God.I can't wait to see the pictures.

Cassie said...

Monica, I am so incredibly excited for you and your family! You'll be in my prayers. And I absolutely can't wait to see pictures of the sweet little man!

Victoria said...

Oh my Gosh, I just started tearing up for you! So excited for you! You are in my prayers. We all can't wait to see your sweet little boy!

Donna-FFW said...

Cant even begin to tell u how happy I am for you. Wishing you all the best as always!

Cookies are just gorgeous.

ButterYum said...

Yikes - I can't believe tomorrow is the big day!! :-))))))))))))))))))))

I pray your delivery will be uneventful, and that you and baby H will be home from the hospital very soon. Congratulations to you and your husband!!!

xo
Patricia

cybil said...

All the very best for tomorrow!!!
I'm so very happy for you and wish you all God's richest blessings!
Sibylle

Jean said...

The day has finally arrived! I know you can barely wait to see that boy. I pray that all goes exceedingly with the delivery. Cant wait to see this boy! Those oatmeal cookies I must try.

Nonna Beach said...

Oh, happy day !

I am so excited for your two. May tomorrow be safe, joyful and fulfilling when you welcome your new baby boy into this world.

Oatmeal and cream ? Baby I'm in..in fact, I can almost taste them !

Haley said...

Best of luck, I will be thinking of you in Germany! Can't wait to hear about the little guy :) So happy for you!

MommaSue said...

Congrats and best wishes to your family!

OvenDelights said...

I'm so excited for you and your family! The very best wishes! Take care of yourself, and enjoy your new baby, we will be patiently waiting for his intruduction.
Many blessings,
Anabeltwor

The Captain's Daughter said...

I want to call you (have wanted to call you so many times) but I don't want you to hear my cry - so I'll just wish you all the best and tell you here that I KNEW this day would come.

Please update us as quickly as you are able to tear yourself away from your beautiful son - and if that day never comes, I'll understand.

Love you!

Aarthi said...

yummy..This looks so delicious...I should try this soon...Thanks for your recipe...

katie shrum said...

CAN.NOT.WAIT to meet your little bundle of joy! prayers and love from all of me to all of you!!!

Jesse said...

i love oatmeal cream pies, can't wait to try the real thing. of course, i just pinned this on pinterest.
and good luck tomorrow!

Hennifer said...

Monica, get some sleep lol

Best of luck tomorrow. I had speedy recoveries with both my c/s and I will wish you the same.

It will be torture to wait for photos etc but we all understand you need your babymoon.

These cookies sound delicious!

Madison said...

Congratulations!

csr513 said...

Congratulations and good luck!! So excited for you and your family. Followed your blog and your life gives me hope for a little one! Your first two babies were angels in heaven guiding Baby H on his journey to you and his dad. Can't wait for you to post about him!

Praying and hoping for you to have a nice easy time tomorrow.

Lynn Thompson said...

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

Prayers have been lifted for you, your baby and your husband. I can't wait to "meet" your son!

8383WB said...

By the time you read this, hope Baby H will be in your arms! I just remember our little boy crying so much those first few weeks when we first brought him home and feeling so inadequate. As he grew up, he ate nothing but peanut & butter sandwiches and macaroni and cheese. We thought we'd failed him. But he graduated from MIT and sent an email today about a recipe he'd made from epicurious.com! As a school librarian, my only advice is to read to/with him every day!!

Can't wait to see the pictures!!!!

Becca said...

Yay! Happy almost baby! I'm sure everything will go just swimingly :)

I love anything oatmeal, and these look like the perfect cookie sandwich. :D

Kerri said...

Wishing you a day of precious moments and memories sweeter than anything you could bake! So happy for you! Be blessed!

Rachel said...

They look wonderful! I can't wait to hear about the little mister.

TerryMary said...

I am sending my "baby boy" off to college tomorrow. Relish every moment with him. Time, in spite of what "they" say, doesn't "fly by." But it does pass. And you'll look back at the early days and it will literally warm your heart. Enjoy. It is amazing.

oneordinaryday said...

Been sending you good thoughts all morning. :)

(You do realize you ruined these tasty treats with those nasty raisins, right? LOL)

KB said...

Don't know what time Baby H was supposed to arrive, but I am now obsessively checking your blog! Hoping for an update/photos soon (I'm sure he's adorable enough to eat!! LOL).... and an early CONGRATULATIONS to you!

Sandra said...

Best wishes on the safe arrival of your little angel.

Julia said...

wishing you a good birth experience! i have been reading your blog since before you/we got pregnant and have been very excited that you were due only a couple of days after me. and now you are having your baby on my birthday today. i love it! all the best to you and your family...

Danelle said...

I cant wait to meet your new little one! He is going to be a lucky and very loved little man.

Leana said...

Sending prayers and best wishes!!! Can't wait to see pictures :o)

the wild magnolia said...

I am way to excited for you and the hubby. Little guy will bring much happiness.

Love the Oatmeal Cream Pies.....will do this weekend.

Happy day.

Deborah said...

May God bless you and your new baby boy. Enjoy every minute it is one of the few miracles of life that never cease to amaze. We will be waiting anxiously for the pics. God bless you all.

Jennifer said...

Monica,
We just got power back after five days without it, courtesy of Hurricane Irene. I've been out of the loop, but I'm so excited that your little man was born this week. Can't wait to see pictures! I hope you're feeling well - the first few weeks can be hard. Accept any help you can get!

These oatmeal pies look amazing - even better than the store-bought ones I got in my lunch as a kid.

All the best!
Jennifer

bellini said...

By now you probably have your bundle of joy home with you. I am so excited for you both beginning this new chapter in your life!As for the cookies...bookmarked!

Brooke said...

Monica, it's 5th September here so your little man will be in your arms. I have been following your blog on and off for so long now that even though we don't know each other I'm super dooper excited for you!! Enjoy the first two weeks as they change so much after that. My youngest is 3 months and I'm still amazed by how fast they grow! Take care!

Sally said...

Oatmeal cream pies are amazing, who are we kidding?! Thank you for this recipe, now I don't have to buy the super sugary/high in preservatives and fat pies from the grocery store!! <3

Congrats on your precious little one =)

Becki Jacobs said...

Congrats!

These oatmeal cream pies look amazing - I love quaker's recipe for oatmeal cookies so I can only imagine that these are wonderful....enjoy your new little bundle!

Maranda said...

These were really delicious! Thanks for bringing them for my baby shower. You are the best!!

Dana said...

HOLY COW!! These are amazing!! I have never had marscapone cheese before and now I think it's my new best friend! These are so yummy! Thanks for the post!

Marisa said...

These are AMAZING!!!! Easy to make... even the cookies by themselves are so wonderful.. but add the filing and put them in the fridge overnight! ohhhh my word! Amazing!! Thanks for the Recipe!!

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