Amish Oatmeal Cream Filled Cookies

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No matter what the current food trend is, oatmeal treats can never go out of style. Especially the good old Lil' Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies we all ate as kids. Those are still the best oatmeal cookies ever. Here’s a genius Copycat Amish Oatmeal Cream Filled Cookies recipe you are going to love. These cookies taste the same and can be made at home with everyday ingredients that are budget-friendly and easily available in every household pantry. You’ll never be able to believe how soft, chewy and crumbly these oatmeal treats turn out. The marshmallow filling is sandwiched between the two cookies and makes every bite so special. If you want, you can substitute the shortening with plain old butter. Did you know that marshmallows contain practically no fat? However, they are high in carbohydrates. Back in the day, marshmallows were commonly used for medicinal purposes to treat the common cold and sore throat.

Oatmeal is a superfood as it’s loaded with fiber and other essential nutrients like iron, Vitamin B6 and potassium. Since oatmeal is also low in sodium, saturated fats and sugar, it makes this food grain a healthy carb as well. There is nothing quite like starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. It keeps you feeling invigorated and full for long hours. The nutrition in oats is the best reason for baking recipes that are healthy and wholesome.

If you want to make these beauties gluten-free, make sure to substitute the regular oats with gluten-free oats and add any gluten-free flour, almond or walnut flour in the place of regular all-purpose flour. You can also use equal proportions of either honey or maple syrup combined with white sugar. For added deliciousness and nutrition in this recipe, combine a handful of toasted nuts to the dough. You can choose from a varied choice like pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamia, cashew nuts which are all great options. For a natural sweetness, try adding raisins, cranberries or Goji berries in this recipe. You could also add spice powders like ginger or pumpkin pie spice. Add cocoa, dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs or even shredded coconut into this incredible oatmeal cookies recipe for more flavors.

Easy kid friendly recipes are a life saver and deliver for tasty snack ideas when it comes to packing kids lunch boxes. Furthermore, these cookies are a healthier version when compared to the real Lil' Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie ones. If you think what might be the ingredients in the real Lil' Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie cookies, there are many preservatives, food additives and artificial colours to begin with. The other ingredients are cottonseed oil, corn syrup, corn starch, palm oil, etc. The reason why these ingredients or ‘emulsifiers’ are added to packaged foods is that when food goes through high levels of processing, it needs to hold together and get the firmer texture and preserve its composition. While it’s harmless to eat processed food with emulsifiers and stabilisers in moderation, it is never good nor should be recommended to indulge in these foods a lot because overeating processed foods can have too many side effects on our health and overall well-being. This is why it is best to eat homemade food and have healthy recipes handy that use safe ingredients and undergo zero processing.

Thank you to Melissa at the recipe blog, Chin Deep for sharing this great Amish Oatmeal Cream Filled Cookies recipe with us. On Melissa’s blog you can find more easy kid friendly recipes and other tasty snack ideas as well. Enjoy your cookies and milk today!

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