Oatmeal Cream Pies

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I loved, loved, LOVED as kid, Oatmeal Cream Pies. You know the Little Debbie ones. Oooh, just the thought of that mouth watering, chewy texture…full  of sugar.

Well I haven’t had one since I was a kid, but then I saw this recipe on Food52 yesterday, after my cupkeiki asked if we could make oatmeal cookies, and couldn’t resist going for it… I mean its got brown butter (all the rage right now) and Bourbon in it. I of course made my own dietary changes and you know what…they are soooooooooo good. I’m not exaggerating, make them please. Take your childhood or current guilty pleasure in sweet treats and step it up a level…a whole grown up and boss status level.

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Ingredients:

Cookies:

1 C. Flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 C. Unsalted butter

1/2 C. loose filled brown sugar

1 Tbs. Molasses

1 egg

2 tsp. Bourbon

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 C. Rolled Oats

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together the dry ingredients, except oats. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer. Add, Egg, Molasses, and other wet ingredients and combine well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix well and then add oats and mix. Use the drop cookie method (rounded spoonfuls) create an even number (you’re making sandwiches) and bake for 8-12 minutes or until set in the middle. Let cool completly before trying to add butter cream…otherwise you get a cookie sandwich with melted butter!

Brown Butter Cream:

1 1/2 Stick unsalted butter

2 Tbs. heavy cream

1. tsp. vanilla

1/8 tsp. salt

3/4 C. powdered sugar

What to do:

Brown half the butter on medium high heat. This requires full attention!! Swirl the butter around in a small sauce pan constantly. Watching as you swirl for the color and smell to change. It goes from yellow and buttery smelling to light brown and nutty. Some will stick to the bottom , that is your cue to take it off the heat!! Let cool, put in a bowl that can be placed in the freezer and once butter is cool enough transfer from pan to bowl and put in freezer until solid-about 20 min for this amount of butter. Once solid, not frozen!!, beat remaining butter into brown butter, then add remaining ingredients, mix well. Once cookies are completely cooled add butter cream to the flat part of one cookie and sandwich with another!!

Here is a link to the original recipe: http://food52.com/recipes/31276-oatmeal-cream-pies

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