Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies
Some things in life are worth making homemade. Over the last few years, I’ve tried making a lot of things homemade, and I’ve found that some things are totally worth it, but some things are seriously not worth it at all. Last year I tried making homemade water kefir, and it was so high maintenance (constantly having to remake sugar water and wait two days, switch out the water, repeat), and honestly kind of weird so we didn’t even want to try it.
After that attempt, I decided that paying $2.99 for a Kevita water kefir drink when we want one is mega worth it. I also refuse to make homemade laundry detergent. I know some people swear by it, but there are so many great-working natural laundry detergents. The recipes for making it homemade are so time-consuming with grating the soap that I would rather cut back in other areas of our budget to just buy it.
These homemade oatmeal cream pies are DEFINITELY worth making. The cookies are crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside, the cream filling is so creamy and indulgent. I use my oatmeal cookie recipe paired with Sally’s Baking Addiction’s recipe for the cream filling (Sally is a baking genius!). Oatmeal cookies were the first baked good I ever made for Aaron (they’re one of his favorite cookies), and they quickly became my “signature” cookie. I’ve changed up the recipe some since then, and in Aaron’s opinion, they’re the best oatmeal cookie out there.
The shredded coconut is optional but highly recommended. You can’t taste the coconut at all, but it adds chewiness and texture. Browning the butter is pretty important though so I wouldn’t skip that step. It’s not as fancy as it sounds, trust me. It will be easier if you use a stainless steel pan though because you’ll be able to see the browned bits a lot easier.
To brown butter, first, you simply put the unwrapped butter in your pot over medium-low heat. Using a whisk, move the butter around so it melts evenly. It’ll start getting bubbly and then foamy. After a minute or so the foam will start to settle down. Keep whisking and watching, because after a few more minutes you’ll start to see little browned pieces at the bottom of the pan. I leave it on for maybe 10-20 more seconds, whisking constantly, and then pull it off the heat. You’ll want to do this pretty quickly though because it can go from browned to burnt real quick. Pour it into a glass or metal bowl and let cool a little while you prepare the dry ingredients.
What do you like to make homemade? What do you prefer to just buy pre-made? Let us know in the comments or on Instagram or Facebook. If you make these, take a pic and tag us on Instagram @thefloralwreathblog, we’d love to see them!
Have a delicious Monday, and Be Blessed!
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