Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Frangelico Oatmeal Crème Pies with Frangelico-White Chocolate Filling

Frangelico Oatmeal Crème Pies with Frangelico-White Chocolate Filling

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the memories and nostalgic feelings that food provokes in us. I think that aspect of food and breaking bread with friends and family is the root reason why I actually started this blog. I love nothing more than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls on a spring Saturday morning because it takes me to my mom’s kitchen when I was a kid.

The smell of flour and egg being mixed together for homemade noodles makes me feel like I’m in my grandmother’s house. One bite into an oatmeal crème pie and my child-like innocence takes me back to grade school, sack lunches, tetherball at recess, and riding my bike to see my friends.

I miss simpler days but the notion that one bite of a homemade oatmeal crème pie can take me back there is exciting. And it does – takes me right back to my childhood.

Frangelico Oatmeal Crème Pies with Frangelico-White Chocolate Filling

Now, this specific oatmeal crème pie has grown up a bit. With a little added Frangelico, the oatmeal cookie turns into a chewy, nutty-flavored shell for the creamy, buttery, white chocolate filling, which also has a little hazelnut tone from extra Frangelico. I had to practice so much self-control while making – and photographing – these babies.

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I was so excited about the white chocolate-Frangelico filling – it is a match made in heaven! Most people will automatically think to pair milk chocolate or dark chocolate with hazelnut but I went straight to white chocolate (as I normally do) and I am so glad I did! And you all know about my love for oatmeal cookies – the oatmeal was a great pair for the hazelnut liqueur.

I promise you, these will take you right back to your childhood!

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Frangelico Oatmeal Crème Pies with Frangelico-White Chocolate Filling

Yield: 12 crème pies

Total Time: 40 min

Soft and chewy oatmeal crème pies with a grown-up twist: creamy, buttery Frangelico-white chocolate filling

Ingredients:

for the cookies:
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. Frangelico
1/2 tsp. vanilla

for the filling
6 ounces white chips
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 Tbs. Frangelico
1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix the oats, flour, sea salt, and baking soda and stir to combine.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. With the mixer on low, add the egg, Frangelico and vanilla to combine. Increase to medium speed and mix until the mixture is very fluffy and no streaks of fat remain.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients and mix just until they are fully incorporated. Scoop dough into 1-inch balls and place about about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until the edges just begin to brown.
To make the frosting, melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth. Set aside to cool completely.

Cream the butter until very fluffy. Add the melted & cooled white chocolate and Frangelico. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar in small batches until fully incorporated and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar to reach a thicker consistency.

Frangelico Oatmeal Crème Pies with Frangelico-White Chocolate Filling

Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Frangelico. All opinions are 100% my own, as always. Disclosure policy.

 

41 Responses to “Frangelico Oatmeal Crème Pies with Frangelico-White Chocolate Filling”

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 1, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    These look sooo good. I love oatmeal anything

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 1, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I want to stuff my face with about 17 of these!

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    Tracey — May 1, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    I love, love, love oatmeal creme pies, but you took them to another level here. I’m equally as obsessed with white chocolate as you, so totally on board with that decision!

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    Amanda — May 1, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Beautiful and I know delicious! 🙂

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 1, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    White choc-Frangelico filling…omg heaven. I made a white choc/oatmeal bar today. I need to make thse OCPs next. I love everything in them!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — May 1, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    This filling DOES sound like a match made in heaven. I want one! 🙂

  7. #
    Erika -Southern Souffle — May 1, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    This is greatness…Do you deliver? 🙂

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — May 1, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I love everything about these. Frangelico is one of my all-time favorite liqueurs.!

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    Tieghan — May 1, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Heaven!! What a genius idea!!

  10. #
    Terra — May 1, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    I have moments when hubby and I are cooking, or when I am baking, that I am takenback to my childhood. I love those nostalgic moments! I adore Frangelico, it has such a gorgeous flavor! Your oatmeal creme pies sound delicious!!! Hugs, Terra

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    Paula - bell'alimento — May 1, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    You had me at Frangelico …

  12. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 1, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I’m with Paula 🙂

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — May 1, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    These look incredible, Cassie! I’ll take a dozen!

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    Kathryn — May 1, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    This is such a lovely post Cassie. I love the ability the food has to just transport us right back to childhood. Even better that these do that and then bring us right up to date with a boozy kick!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 1, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I love when you create something and it just makes you feel good or it brings up some kind of memory. These creme pies look great with all the frangelico in it.

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    Aggie — May 1, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Food memories are the best. These look fantastic Cassie!!! Like seriously good. I love frangelico, I can only imagine the flavor in the filling!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 1, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Hazelnut liquor??!! OMG! These are so stinking cute! My inner child is doing the Carlton dance right now.

  18. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 1, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    These look incredible, Cassie! Soooo could go for one right now!

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    Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer — May 1, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I love anything with cream in the middle. And white chocolate? Yum!

  20. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 1, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Those smells from baking and childhood just go hand in hand. I love a good creme pie! Cassie these look like heaven!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 1, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Cassie, these look amazing! I will be dreaming of these creme pies until they happen in my kitchen! Pinning!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 1, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    Um… yes! I want the whole batch!!!

  23. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 1, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    These look so good, Cassie! Love the Frangelico filling!

  24. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 1, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    I love how food can take us back to our childhood! These cookies look irresistible!

  25. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 1, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    That filling sounds AH-MAZING!

  26. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — May 1, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    These look amazing! I have never tried Frangelico before.

  27. #
    Janie — May 1, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    These look great! You mention adding cinnamon chips to the dough, but I don’t see them listed?

    • Cassie replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

      Ooops, my mistake. They didn’t make it into the final product. I’ll edit now.

  28. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — May 1, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    My kids love oatmeal cream pies and I think I could be totally addicted to this grown up version!

  29. #
    Joanne — May 1, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    I had many many many oatmeal creme pies as a kid and though they taste too…artificial…to me now, I know that biting into one of these would bring on a serious dose of happy nostalgia!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — May 1, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    Are you kidding me? I can see why you needed self-control when photographing these babies, they are ah-mazing!

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    saly @ sallys baking addiction — May 1, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    Someone pinch me. Cassie, these cookies are unreal. I am a complete fool for any kind of oatmeal cookie. I made oatmeal creme pies earlier this year. And now… I wish I added Frangelico!!

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    Jess — May 1, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    These are so fun – as much as I love the kid-friendly variety, I’m quite certain I’d love grown-up oatmeal creme pies even more.

    Glad you went with the white chocolate here too, love that!

  33. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — May 2, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    Oatmeal and white chocolate and Frangelico…oh my! These sound SO GOOD!!

  34. #
    Angie — May 2, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    Pass the plate please! These are to die for!!!

  35. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — May 2, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    I love the way that food brings up memories! And I love your grown-up version of oatmeal cream pies, they look amazing!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — May 2, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    oh my gosh! white chocolate is my favorite too! Its my go-to! These sound so perfect! I love the frangelico in them! Definitely going to have to make these! Oh I know a few people that would go nuts for these!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 4, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    These look delightful 🙂 My husband would be thrilled with these!

  38. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — May 7, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    Double Frangelico? You are my friend! 🙂

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 7, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    You go on with the white chocolate! Yay! 🙂 Love this combination. Just lovely!

    And you know that comment issue I mentioned last week? It seems better now. I can now freely edit my comments. 🙂

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — May 16, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    Wow, these look fantastic. Yum! Great combination of flavors. Love it!

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