These tender and scrumptious "Oatmeal" Cream Pies will surprise you! No oats, No sugar! Just as delicious as Little Debbie, but a whole lot healthier. Made with simple, healthy ingredients! (Low-Carb/Keto, Paleo and Vegan options!)
Preheat oven to 325°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Use a measuring cup or spatula to press out any lumps.
In a small bowl, stir together wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix. If dough is too wet/sticky, add a sprinkle of almond flour.
Scoop balls of dough using a standard 1 1/3 Tbs cookie scoop for large or 1/2 Tbs measuring spoon for small, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place another piece of parchment on top and roll or flatten each cookie with a flat measuring cup (for large, flatten to roughly 2 3/4" for large or 2 1/4" for small. Cookies will not spread)
Bake about 10-13 minutes for large cookies, or 8-9 minutes for small. Bake until the edges are firm and centers are not doughy. (The color will darken slightly as it cools) Cool completely before frosting.
To make the cream:
Add palm shortening, sweetener, salt and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Stir vigorously until fully mixed. (optional for extra smooth consistency, use an electric mixer)
Place a spoonful of cream on a cookie and top with another cookie.
(Optional for firmer cream, chill for 15 minutes) Enjoy!
To store:Stays fresh at room temp for about 3 days. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 1 week. Cookies may be frozen unfrosted for 1 month. Frosting stays fresh at room temp for 1 month. If refrigerated, frosting will harden. Set at room temp to thaw/soften.To make homemade powdered monkfruit or any powdered sweetener:Blend "Classic" monkfruit granules in a small blender for about 10 seconds until powdered.If you use Lakanto brand powdered monkfruit, reduce by HALF since their product is twice as sweet. You can add a bit of tapioca flour to thicken your cream, if needed.Use code PRETTYPIES at Lakanto.com for a sweet 20% discount on every purchase!The macros listed are approximate for small size (based on 14 oatmeal cream pies). Macros will vary based on the size of your cookie and the amount of frosting you add :)